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Register for the Annual Steward Conferences
Not registered yet? No problem. Just use the camera on your phone to focus on the QR code below and that will take you right to the online registration. See you there #876stewards #876Strong #unionsteward
Let's Celebrate Your 25 Years!
It's the biggest event of the year! The #UFCW876 25 Year Member Celebration is coming your way this summer! Save-the-date postcards arrived to the mailboxes of eligible members this weekend. So check that mailbox and update your email at bit.ly/Update876 today to receive your electronic invite soon! #ufcw #876Stewards #876Strong
Sign On The Line Kroger Metro - Bid Openings begin May 22!
Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
#UFCW876 has secured tickets to the Lansing Lugnuts vs. the Beloit Sky Carp game for Friday night, June 24, 2022 and is providing these to you at a discount of $20 (child or adult) and Stewards receive 50% of their single ticket. Get all the details of this special historical game and the RSVP here!
We Are Going Digital - Please Come Along!
Technology is growing and so are the union’s efforts to reach out to you! We are in the process of adopting digital technologies to help improve and streamline communications. Although the memorization of URL’s and passwords can be taxing, UFCW 876 is going to do everything possible to make it easy. That being said, it is very important the union has both your email address as well as cell phone number. We want to make sure you don’t miss a thing, including invitations to the Annual Steward Conferences, the 25-Year Member Celebrations and Membership Advantage Events. To do this, go to bit.ly/Update876.
Steward Nation! Win Great Sports Tickets All Summer Long
#UFCW876 Steward Nation! #UnionStewards who update their union record at bit.ly/Update876 and click "Steward Contests" will be entered to win tickets to Detroit's best sporting events all summer long! You are appreciated. #WinningLooksGoodOnYou! #1u #ufcw😎
Essential Food Workers - Lend your Voice & Support
Michigan communities relied on YOU, the essential food worker, to be there for your community during the pandemic. It was YOU who risked your health and your families to make sure our neighbors had food on the table.
Now, you can lend your voice of support for the Governor’s $500 million premium pay proposal in the 2023 Michigan State Budget. Update your preferences at bit.ly/Update876 by checking "Legislative Updates & Action." And we will be reaching out! #876Strong #ufcw #1u UFCW Votes Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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
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.
The UFCW Free College Benefit Just Got Better!
You can now earn a bachelor's degree in teacher education, business administration, criminal justice or interdisciplinary studies / humanities! Eligible UFCW 87 members and their families can now earn a bachelor's degree with no out-of-pocket costs. This program is intended for students who already have an associate's degree of 60 credits or more in their intended major.
Learn more at: ufcw.org/college
International Union-Industry Pension Fund Announces NEW Address for 2022
#UFCW International Union-Industry #Pension Fund has announced a new mailing address: P.O. Box 3891 Oak Brook, IL 60522-3891. Mail forwarding from the previous Frankfort, Illinois address will continue throughout 2021. And phone number remains the same: 1-800-531-2385. #UFCW876 #876Stewards #UFCWInternationalUnionIndustryPensionFund #retirement #retirehappy with #UFCW876
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.
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 compondents: 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
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. Meeting dates and time are subject to change. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. Due to COVID venue restrictions, 2022 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:
Tuesday: March 8: Courtyard Detroit Livonia
17200 N. Laurel Park Dr. Livonia, MI 48152
- June 14 - September 13 - December 13
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. Download a printable listing here. See representative listing below.
Assist: Sheryl Layman & Allison Kimber-Smith
Kroger: 277, 465, 600, 635, 795;
Kroger New Market 115, 404, 406, 407, 409, 413, 419, 424, 711, 714;
Kroger Frankenmuth 436, Kroger Bridgeport 437.
Oleson's 606, 607, 608, 609.
Pat's Food Center, Freeland.
Rite Aid: 1487, 1551, 1552, 1573, 1575, 1663, 1729, 1740, 1801, 2504, 2606, 3320, 3356, 3452, 3510, 3568, 3588, 3667, 4309, 4310, 4319, 4340, 4431, 4438, 4440, 4442, 4503, 4504, 4564, 4586, 4588, 4761, 4806, 1487.
Riverside Market, Durand & Montrose.
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.
Kroger 365, 444, 520, 605, 638, 639, 671, 688, 689, 703, 707, 720, 721.
Kroger Meat Dept.: 680, 681, 793, 811, 852, 884, 887, 888, 890.
Rite Aid: 4332, 4519.
Polly's Meat Dept.: 5, 6, 14, 16.
People's Food Co-op
Twin City Foods
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