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    Sincere Gratitude

    The most sincere expression of gratitude to every #UFCW876 member and their family this #ThanksgivingDay. Thank you for being #876Strong, all year long. #Thankyou

     

    Kroger Metro Members - We Hear You!

    #UFCW876 has heard you loud and clear! Today, we started communications with The Kroger Company looking for common ground in moving forward. #876Strong

     

    25-Year Member Celebrations Bring Great Memories

    #UFCW876 25-Year Member Celebrations brought historic attendance! Dinner, dancing, raffles, and rekindled friendships made for great memories.

     

    #PresidentPedersen hosted two 25-Year Member Celebrations this year, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on October 22, and The Motor City Soundboard on November 6, 2021. Photos of both are posted at: www.facebook.com/UFCW876.

     

    The dates are locked in for 2022; Soaring Eagle Banquet and Casino - Friday, July 15, 2022, and Motor City Soundboard - Saturday, July 30, 2022.

     

    Calculation for next year’s event: members with 25 years or more union membership, in good standing, currently active, as of December 31, 2021. This includes breaks in service.

    2022 Open Enrollment Begins November 17, 2021

    Be sure to check your enrollment status! This can be done by: reading your enrollment packet, checking online at www.mufcwbenefits.com or by calling the Fund at 1-248-585-9610.

     

    Special note: The Michigan Fund will be merging into the Heartland Health and Wellness Fund effective January 1, 2022. The Michigan Fund will continue to administer your benefits, including Open Enrollment, for the remainder of 2021.

     

    Beginning January 1, 2022, all benefit administration will be handled by the Heartland Fund. Please review all 2022 enrollment materials that you have received in the mail carefully.

     

    Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad at a UFCW 876 discount!

    Aw, snap! This sold out.

     

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! Ring in the holiday with your family and friends at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad on Friday, December 3, 2021 - at a great discount! Download the RSVP 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

     

     

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  • Ready to take the next step in your education?

    Eligible UFCW 876 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 degree or 60 credits or more in their intended major.

    Learn more about Associate and Certificate Programs here.
    Download the flyer to earn your Bachelor's here.


    Educacion universitaria gratutia!

    UFCW 876 members can learn a foreign language for FREE!

    Whether it’s for travel, for work, or just for fun, UFCW’s Free Foreign Language Program offers members the ability to learn over 70 languages for free online. These online classes build on four conversational skills necessary to fully learn a new language: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar & culture.

    Get your associates degree in 2021

    Did you know UFCW members and their family members can earn an associate degree online from a public, accredited community college – with no out-of-pocket costs? Though it sounds too good to be true, the process is simple and can save thousands of dollars. Download the flyer here.

  • 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!

    Dear Steward,

     

    Thank you for attending the 2021 Annual Steward Conference held at three different locations in June. It was so good to see Steward Nation return! The work you do each day is so important, valued and meaningful. It takes a special person to volunteer their time to help their coworkers. Your stewardship demonstrates this.

    I hope you enjoyed the day we planned for you and took away valuable information and friendships that empower you to be the best Steward you can be. Again, thank you for attending and being #876Strong.

     

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

     

    Dan Pedersen

    UFCW 876 President

     

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  • Member Advantage

    UFCW 876 members and their friends and family are invited to join in on all the fun with the Membership Advantage series which offers outings to local events at a discounted rate. And, Stewards get an additional 50% off their single ticket as well. Expect to see the 2022 calendar in January!

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    This Event is Sold Out

    Join us for a beautiful holiday night filled with magic, train rides, shopping, Santa and more. Tickets to Crossroads are discounted, and steward ticket is half off.

     

  • Union Vibe

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

  • 876 Member Pension Open House

     

    Pension Open Houses are now in-person at the union hall 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 2021

    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. We are now in-person in the union hall at 876 Horace Brown Drive Madison Heights, MI 48062. Join us. It's free!

     

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

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

    Mail forwarding from P.O. Box 6000 Frankfort, IL 60423-6000 throughout 2021.

  • How the Pension Process Works

    Knowing the 876 Pension Connection, Resources and Programs. UFCW International Union-Industry Pension Fund P.O. Box 6000, Frankfort, Illinois 60423-6000* NEW address! Mail forwarding throughout 2021. 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).

    1

    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.

    2

    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.

    3

    Request a "Retirement Application"

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

    4

    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.

  • 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 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.

    MIUFCW 

    Your Health Insurance Coverage Is Important

    Not every employer participates with the Michigan UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Fund, also called just the "Fund." This plan's administrative office manages medical, dental, vision, time loss and pre-paid legal inquiries and programs. You can call them at 1-800-322-8190 or visit them here.

    2021 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 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19

    How to Zoom with Aaron.

    Pension Open House In-Person meetings are scheduled for:

    June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, and November 17

    How to get to the union hall in Madison Heights

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

    General Membership Meetings

    2021 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. at the union hall. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. Due to COVID venue restrictions, 2021 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesday: March 9 - June 8 - September 14 - December 7

  • 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. Download a printable listing here. See representative listing below.

    Joe Clark

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Keith Schilling

    Click for business card here.

    Joe.Clark@ufcw876.org
    1-800-321-6406 extension #8669

    Kroger 365, 444, 520, 605,638,639,670,671,680,681,688,689,703,707,720,721,793,811,852,884,887,888,890; People's Food Co-op; Polly's Country Market 5,6,12,14,16; Rite Aid 4332,4519; Twin City Foods.

    Nate Clark

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Ashley Hubbard

    Click for business card here.

    Nate.Clark@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8674

    Kroger 363,440,463,464,481,487,492,656,675,685,709,729,757,759; Rite Aid 2731,4302,4338,4377,4697.

    Bill Crim

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Sheryl Layman & Allison Kimber-Smith

    Click for business card here.

    William.Crim@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8615

    Kroger: 277, 465, 600, 635, 795; Kroger New Market 115, 404, 406, 407, 409, 413, 419, 424, 436, 711, 714; Kroger Frankenmuth 436, Kroger Bridgeport 437.

     

    Oleson's Food Stores: 606,607,608 and 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.

     

    Riverside Market, Durand & Montrose.

    Jessie Dziubinski

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Katherine Kreger

    Click for business card here.

    Jessie.Dziubinski@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8659

    Kroger: 449, 450, 455, 515, 528, 622, 684, 706, 715, 716, 724, 737, 774, 776.

     

    Rite Aid: 4270, 4409, 4559, 4943.

    Marc Freund

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Marc.Freund@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8682

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Elaine Hill

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Jonathan Smith

    Click for business card here.

    Elaine.Hill@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8664

    Kroger: 461, 620, 637, 649, 650, 651, 704, 754.

     

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

     

    Rite Aid: 4317.

    Ashley Hubbard

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Ashley.Hubbard@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8641

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Allison Kimber-Smith

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Allison.Kimber-Smith@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8644

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Katherine Kreger

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Katherine.Kreger@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8642

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jerry LaBeau

    Administrative Assistant to the President

    Assist: Marc Freund

    Click for business card here.

    Jerry.LaBeau@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8681

    Kroger 447, 454, 602, 642, 663, 743, 751.

    Sheryl Layman

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Sheryl.Layman@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 #8648

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Dawn McClanahan

    Director of Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Dawn.McClanahan@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8676

    Education and advocacy of membership.

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

    Provincial House

    Devan McDaniels

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Devan.McDaniels@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8649

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Steven Michael

    Administrative Assistant to the President

    Assist: Marc Freund

    Click for business card here.

    Steven.Michael@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8671

    Kroger 445, 448, 486, 495, 658, 710, 749, 784.

    John Morrison

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.

    John.Morrison@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8618

    CVS Pharmacy 8267. Rite Aid 2509, 4266, 4301, 4355, 4366, 4368, 4402, 4445, 4466, 485, 4498, 4512, 4526, 4537, 4545, 4595, 4694, 4703, 4897.

    Bill Phipps

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Bill.Phipps@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8672

    Education and advocacy of membership.

    Alejandra Ruiz

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.

    Alejandra.Ruiz@ufcw876.org

    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 and Clerical, Provincial House Support, Restaurant Depot, Sheet Metal Workers Local 80 & 292, Smith Meat Packing, Society St. Vincent DePaul, Turri's Italian Foods, Winter Sausage, Wolverine Packing.

    Keith Schilling

    Organizer

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jonathan Smith

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.

    Jonathan.Smith@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8670

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Margaritte Thomas

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Bill Phipps

    Click for business card here.

    Margaritte.Thomas@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8643

    Kroger Kroger 361, 364, 366, 441, 442, 459, 526, 615, 618, 619, 632, 634, 661, 691. Rite Aid 4358

    Stephanie Villalpando

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.

    Stephanie.Villalpando@ufcw876.org

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8629

    Kroger 415, 443, 456, 458, 576, 577, 578, 579, 630, 686, 693, 697, 708, 775, 864.

    Rite Aid 4322, 4334, 4335, 4362.

  • 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, 2021. Full details, eligibility criteria and application can be found at: ufcwunitedlatinos.org

     

  • Membership Data Update 

    Using the form below, update any changes in your personal information (name change, new address, email or cell phone). If you are updating your record for the vaccination effort, be sure to include your email and cell phone number.
     

  • Let Us Know

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

  • Connect With Us

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  • Your Union Hall is in Madison Heights, Mi

    United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876

    876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071

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