• 876 News

    Discover what your union is doing to advocate, protect and educate.



    September 15, 2022 for Kroger employees

    December 31, 2022 for non-Kroger employees

    Welcome to 876 Family!


    Congratulations to the Lume workers in Monroe, Michigan who voted to join Local 876 today! These workers stood together because they know that having a union contract is the way to create a sustainable future as a cannabis worker.


    "Unions built Southeast Michigan and we're honored to be the newest part of the rebuilding effort. A unionized Lume means better working conditions for employees, better relationships between the store and corporate management, and an improved experience for cannabis enthusiasts." -Michael, Luminary, Monroe


    "Unions got us the weekend over a century ago. It's time for the next generation to continue to improve upon their legacy" -Kyle, Luminary, Monroe


    Are you interested in forming your union? Go to www.ufcw.org/cannabis to learn more!

    Contract Ratified!

    Oleson's Meat and Grocery overwhelmingly passed a new contract today! On average guaranteeing a raise of $2.50 or greater. Congratulations to our members at Oleson's Food Stores for securing Better Wages for a Better Life! #PresidentPedersen

    Remember to VOTE!

    VOTE tomorrow in the Michigan Primary!

    Click the link below to check your registration status and get polling location information.



    25-Year Member Celebrations

    Two nights to remember...

    The 25-Year Member Celebration season has come to a close for 2022. We had two absolutely ROCKIN' events at Soaring Eagle and Motorcity! We can't wait to do it again next year.

    A visit from the Governor...

    Yesterday the UFCW 876 had a surprise visit from Governor Whitmer. We had a great time connecting with her and her staff! Since being elected, she's been an advocate for working people- from fighting for Hero Pay, to securing $400 refund checks, to making the largest K-12 investment in Michigan history (without raising taxes)… and yes, fixing the damn roads!


    We look forward to continuing working with her for years to come!

    Make a plan to VOTE!

    The Michigan Primary is coming up soon, make sure you are registered and ready to VOTE! Share this to make sure your friends are ready too!! #VOTE #UFCW876 #PresidentPedersen



    Welcome Cannabis Worker Guild!

    A huge THANK YOU to all involved on getting the Cannabis Worker Guild's very first UFCW 876 contract ratified. Welcome to the union! #thankyou #UFCW876 #PresidentPedersen

    Steward Conferences 2022!

    Over the past month we have held three steward conferences with AMAZING turnout. #PresidentPedersen put together a wonderful line up of incredibly skilled an experienced presenters to share their wealth of knowledge with the stewards, so the union as whole can better serve all of you! Katy Macik from the Heartland Health and Welfare Fund and Aaron Cary from Freedom Financial House shared all things concerning healthcare and pensions. While three commissioners from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave us insight into the grievance process from start to finish. Overall, it was an awesome time had by all involved filled with super cool raffles and lots of informative fun. All the events gave way to plenty of time for the stewards to catch up with Dan! We can’t wait until next year!

    #PresidentPedersen #stewardnation 

    The Union Offices Have a New Address!

    President Pedersen is happy to announce the offices have moved into its new headquarters. An open house is planned for late spring. All contact information including telephone, staff extensions, staff emails, facsimile, and web address and medias remain the same. #ufcw876 #876Stewards #ufcw #876Strong

    26495 American Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48034- 6114

    Main: 1-248-585-9671

    Toll-free: 1-800-321-6406

    Fax: 1-248-585-0509

    Email: info@ufcw876.org


    Announcing Heartland Health & Wellness Fund - Benefit Administration Change

    As a result of the merger of the Michigan UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Fund (MIUFCW) into the Heartland Health & Wellness Fund, your benefit administration is changing effective January 1, 2022.

    NEW! contact information is 937-665-1900 or 1-800-433-1204, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Visit the NEW benefit site here.









  • About Your Union

    We always strive for the best in our communities.

    Solid Contracts, Protections & Benefits

    As a UFCW 876 member, you're protected by a legally-binding contract that's negotiated with member input and voted on by the members the contract covers. Your union contract features many benefits including: guaranteed wage increases; quality health insurance at a reasonable cost; employer-paid retirement plan; paid holidays and paid vacation; seniority rights, fair treatment from management and no discipline without just cause.

    Who Is UFCW 876?

    UFCW 876's nearly 19,000 members work at Adhesive Systems, Alexander & Hornung, Inc., AmCane Sugar, Bonnie Maid Products, Cattleman's Meat and Produce, CVS Pharmacy, Darling International, Dearborn Sausage Company, Diversified Chemical Technologies, Diversity, Inc., Hollywood Markets, Howard Finishing, Koegel Meats, The Kroger Company, Antolin St. Clair, Medstar Ambulance, Oleson's Food Stores, PPG Industries, Food Center, Plumb's Valu-Rite Foods, Polly's Food Service, Provincial House, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Riverside Market, Smith Meat Packing, Society St. Vincent DePaul, Turri's Italian Foods, Twin City Foods, Inc., Winter Sausage and Wolverine Packing Company.

  • Components of the Union

    People that protect workers' hard-earned rights.

    Contractual Language Means What?!

    Contracts Are Your Written Guarantee

    There are nearly 50 different contracts reflecting over 18,000+ union members in 876. Although very detailed, a quick review reveals basic components: coverage, grievance procedure, paid time off, vacations, seniority, wages, hours and schedules. This language is your guarantee to a fair and safe work environment.

    Heartland Health & Wellness Fund

    Your Health Insurance Coverage Is Important

    Employers who participate with the Heartland Health & Wellness Fund are The Kroger Company, Hollywood Markets and Oleson's Foods. And effective January 1, 2022, the plan's administrative office has moved to 7250 Poe Avenue, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45414. This office manages medical, dental, vision, time loss and pre-paid legal inquiries and programs. You can call them at 1-800-433-1204 or visit them here.

    2022 Pension Open House Schedule

    Get Help Navigating the Pension Process

    The union provides free financial guidance to every member and their spouse through the Financial Wellness Center.

    Pension Open House Zoom! webinars are scheduled for:

    January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

    How to Zoom with Aaron.

    Pension Open House In-person meetings are scheduled for:

    July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, and November 16


    Call or email Aaron Cary with inquiries at 1-800-321-6406 extension #8645.

    General Membership Meetings

    2022 Tentative Schedule

    All general membership meetings are open to eligible UFCW 876 members. At these meetings, union representatives review the actions of the executive board, present updates, and address member's questions. Meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and are held at the UFCW 876 Hall- 26495 American Drive Southfield, MI 48034


    Upcoming Dates:

    December 2, 2022

  • Representative Profiles

    We've got a top notch team!

    The union has a staff of member representatives who are your advocate in the workplace. They know your contract and are on duty 24/7 to protect your job and to maintain a fair work environment. You can find your member representative by calling 1-800-321-6406 and using the extensions listed below or by e-mail. See representative listing below.

    Joe Clark

    business agent

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8669

    Nate Clark

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8674

    Kroger 463, 464, 487, 492, 649, 704, 706, 743, 757

    Hollywood Market 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

    Rite Aid 2731, 4302, 4338, 4377, 4697.

    Bill Crim

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8615

    Kroger: 277, 635, 795;


    Kroger New Market 115, 404, 406, 407, 409, 413, 419, 424, 711, 714;


    Kroger Frankenmuth 436, Kroger Bridgeport 437.


    Pat's Food Center, Freeland.


    Rite Aid: 1487, 1551, 1552, 1573, 1575, 1729, 1740, 3452, 3510, 3568, 3588, 3667, 4310, 4319, 4340, 4438, 4440, 4442, 4504, 4564, 4588, 4761, 4806, 1487.


    Riverside Market, Durand & Montrose.

    Jessie Vertigan

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8659

    Kroger: 449, 450, 455, 515, 528, 622, 684, 715, 724, 774, 776


    Rite Aid: 4409, 4559, 4943.

    Marc Freund

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8682

    Kroger Meat Dept.: 680, 681, 793, 811, 852, 884, 887, 888, 890.

    Elaine Hill

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8664

    Kroger: 461, 465, 600, 637, 649, 650, 716, 737, 754.


    Medstar Ambulance: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.


    Rite Aid: 3356, 4309, 4317.

    Ashley Hubbard

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8641

    Kroger: 440, 448, 658, 685.

    Sheryl Layman

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 #8648

    Oleson's 606, 607, 608, 609.

    Rite Aid: 1663, 1801, 2504, 2606, 3320, 4431, 4503, 4586

    Dawn McClanahan

    Director of Membership Services


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8676

    Education and advocacy of membership.

    Provincial House LPN & Support

    Rite Aid: 4322, 4332, 4335, 4362.

    Kroger: 576, 577, 578, 579, 708, 864.

    Devan McDaniels

    Membership Services and Organizer


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8649

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Alejandra Ruiz

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8619

    Adhesive Systems, Alexander & Hornung, Antolin St. Clair, Beacon Park Finishing, Bonnie Maid Products, Cattleman's, Darling International, Dearborn Sausage, Diversified Chemical, Diversitak Inc., Great lakes Embroidery, Koegel Meats & Sanitation, Operating Engineers Local 324, Clerical and Pension Fund, Restaurant Depot, Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 & 292, Smith Meat Packing, Society St. Vincent DePaul, Turri's Italian Foods, Winter Sausage, Wolverine Packing Co., Wolverine PC North.

    Keith Schilling


    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jonathan Smith

    Membership Services and Organizer


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8670

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Margaritte Thomas

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8643

    Kroger 361, 363, 364, 366, 442, 459, 482, 526, 615, 618, 619, 620, 632, 634, 651, 656, 661, 670, 675, 691, 697, 729, 751, 759.


    Rite Aid 4358.

    Stephanie Villalpando

    Recorder/Business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8629

    Kroger 415, 441, 443, 447, 454, 456, 458, 495, 630, 686, 693, 710, 749, 775, 784.

    Rite Aid: 4334

    John Morrison

    Business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8618

    CVS Pharmacy 8267


    Rite Aid 2509, 4266, 4301, 4355, 4366, 4368, 4402, 4445, 4466, 4485, 4498, 4512, 4526, 4537, 4545, 4595, 4694, 4703, 4897.

    Bill Phipps

    Organizing and Cannabis Director


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8672

    Steven Strachn

    business agent


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8603

    Kroger: 365, 444, 520, 605, 638, 639, 671, 688, 689, 703, 707, 720, 721.

    Rite Aid: 4332, 4519.

    Polly's: 12

    Polly's Meat Dept.: 5, 6, 14, 16.

    People's Food Co-op

    Twin City Foods

    Tyler Russell

    Membership Services and Organizer


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8623

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

  • Active Ballot Club

    UFCW 876 members know worker-friendly legislation is derived from candidates who support, advocate and push for laws that create meaningful, worker protection policy in both our nation and state. Without these leaders and actions, workers are vulnerable to the interests and budgets of their employers. That is why UFCW 876 has the Active Ballot Club, or A.B.C.

  • Steward Nation!

    April 2022


    Dear Steward Nation,




    Mark Your Calendar!

    Steward Nation Conferences Scheduled for June

    President Pedersen is planning for you to attend the 2022 Steward Nation Conference(s) in June. We hope you can carve out the time in your schedule, as it is the best and most powerful educational opportunity of the year for Steward Nation. Invitations will be mailed out in May. There will be an electronic sign up as well. Mark your calendar now for one of the three locations / times that suit you best: Motor City Casino on Tuesday, June 7; Grand Traverse, Friday, June 10 or Soaring Eagle Casino, Thursday, June16.


    We ARE Stronger - Together. Reach out anytime! You've got my number. ;-)


    Dan Pedersen

    UFCW 876 President


  • Member Advantage



    The final member event of the year is coming up on December 16th. Register by clicking on the flyer!

  • Union Vibe

    President Pedersen's "Connection" articles and other thoughtful insights featured here.

  • 876 Member Pension Open House


    Pension Open Houses are held on the third Wednesday of every month - except December.

    Questions can be directed to Aaron Cary at 1-800-321-6406

    extension #8645.

    Pension Open Houses 2022

    You've done the saving. Now, let's do the planning - together!

    Find out everything you need to know about your pension status. Get help navigating the retirement processes, securing the right documents and retiring happy with a little pre-planning. Join us. It's free!


    Download the 2022 schedule here.


    NEW for 2022!

    UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund has Announced a New Address!

    P.O. Box 3891 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3891

    Toll free: 1-800-531-2385 / Fax: 312.329.7923

  • How the Pension Process Works

    Knowing the 876 Pension Connection, Resources and Programs.

    UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund has a NEW address! P.O. Box 3891 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3891 - 1-800-531-2385. We recommend pensioners create a login with the National Pension Fund to download any additional forms (state/fed taxes, bank link, 1099's, income verification and applications here).


    Attend a Pension Open House

    Eligible 876 members curious about or contemplating a retirement should attend a Pension Open House at the union hall. Download a flyer for dates and times.


    Do Your Research

    Discover what your current pension status is by calling the pension office and requesting a "Pension Credit Application." Do this if you are one year out from potential retirement.


    Request a "Retirement Application"

    Gearing up to retire? Six months before your date, call the pension office and request a "Retirement Application."


    Address Changes

    Changing your address with the pension office is easy. Download the form here and mail it in or fax it to: 1-312-329-7923.

  • UFCW 876 Worker Organizing

    Don't let your hard work go unrecognized. Get a voice in the workplace, contact our organizing department at 1.888.485.9671

  • The New American Citizenship Fund

    The New American Citizenship Fund, which awards $600 to eligible UFCW members across the country, is made possible by the UFCW United Latinos. Deadline to apply for this benefit is March 1, 2022. Full details, eligibility criteria and application available at link below:


  • Let Us Know

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome!

  • Connect With Us

    Like us, follow us, Tweet us, e-mail us, call us. We want to hear from you.


  • Your Union Hall is in Southfield, Mi

    United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876

    26495 American Drive, Southfield, MI 48034-6114


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