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    November Bulletin

    The November Bulletin is on its way into your workplace; but 876 social media friends get the sneak peek. Inside: protecting your overtime pay, Polly's Country Market 401(k) Enrollment, new hire Stephanie Villalpando, the last pension open house of the year and Ring in the Holiday with 876!


    Medstar Ambulance Ratify Wage Re-opener

    Members working at Medstar Ambulance voted last night to ratify a wage re-opener which includes: eliminate first step of EMT scale; start at $14; three percent raise across the board; increase CCT stipend to $3/hour worked as designated CCT unit; increase FTO rate by $1/hour, EMT FTO on BLS unit by $2/hour and add communications training officer (CTO) at $2/hour. #ufcw #ufcw876 #StrongerTogether #ambulanceunion 💪🏽🚑

    October Bulletin

    The October Bulletin is on its way into your workplace; but Facebook friends always get the first look. Inside: Kroger Metro Grocery and Meat Ratify, Harvest Parties Scheduled, Biometric Screenings for 2020 Benefits, 25 Year Member Celebration and 401(k) Enrollment and Servicing. #UFCW876 💪🏽


    401(k)Enrollment & Servicing

    AmCane Sugar, Hollywood, Oleson’s, People’s Food, Polly’s & Winter’s Sausage

    Members 18 years old with three months of service interested in enrolling in; and those existing account holders interested in reviewing or make changes to an existing 401(k) account through Cygnet Financial Freedom House are encouraged to review dates and times UFCW 876’s Pension Specialist Aaron Cary will be at your workplace. Review the schedule here. 


    *Note AmCane Sugar schedule: Tuesday, 01.07.20 from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, 01.14.19 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. not included in this attached document.


    25-Year Member Celebration


    It is the Third Annual 25-Year Member Celebration for UFCW 876 and we can't wait to see you and a guest! Be sure to look for your invitation in the mail!


    Members who have 25 years of good standing with 876, effective December 31, 2018 are encouraged to save these dates: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Motor City Sound Board, Detroit and Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Soaring Eagle, Mt. Pleasant.



    September Bulletin

    This month's Bulletin contains important information regarding the Kroger Metro contract, biometric screenings, pension open house dates and a whole lot of fun. #UFCW876


    Don't Risk Your Career Over a Quick Purchase


    Every week, multiple reports arrive into the union hall; someone was suspended pending termination due to shopping on the clock which is a violation of most every company’s purchase policy.

    Members have gotten comfortable with management, comfortable in their jobs, comfortable on night crew and comfortable watching other members do it. But make no mistake, there is no amount of work ethic, seniority or clean, work record that will get you off the hook of a purchase policy violation.

    It is important to note as well, pulling sale items / mark-downs from the floor into storage / back room, to “hold them” until you can purchase them on the clock is also a violation of the purchase policy.

    876 Retiree Club is Open to New Members

    Union friendships don't have to end once you retire. Join the UFCW 876 Retiree Club for continuing education, travel and friendship. Send an e-mail to President Wiley for additional information at info@ufcw876 or drop into a monthly meeting at the union hall - first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. Please share this post with your retired friends. Download to share the letter here. .#ufcw876 #ufcw #FarmerJack #Chatham #GreatScott #AandP #Wrigleys #MontgomeryWard #RayFoods #Hygrade 🙌


    P.M.L.A. & Your Union Contract


    Have questions regarding Michigan's new law, Paid Medical Leave Act? Here's a brief video that explains how the law has been modified by legislative interests so it no longer serves working Michigan. But don't worry, you've got a union contract that guarantees your benefits and medical leave protections.



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  • Steward Nation!

    August Steward Edition


    This month President Pedersen lays out contractual processes in light of the Kroger Metro Tentative Agreement. From ideas, to discussions, to informational meetings, to bargaining and negotiations, to Steward Review, to a membership vote. Also in this edition, Biometric Screening process, how to get in the Steward news and notice loop, pension open houses and free college.

  • 876 Member Advantage Series 2019


    *You must be a member in good standing of UFCW Local 876 to attend member events and to participate in member programs.

    Download the complete Member Advantage Series 2019 here!

    UFCW 876 is taking every opportunity to provide a variety of discounted adventures and workshops both educational and for networking. These events encourage open discussion and lively conversation with your union representatives and executive staff. Membership Pop-ups are also being planned throughout the year and will be announced on Facebook and Bulletins.

    Ring in the Holidays with 876

    What a Great Way to Kick Off the Holiday!

    Join UFCW 876 on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Blake's Orchard in Armada. Discounted $20 ticket includes photos with Santa, children and adult gift, hot chocolate bar and $10 voucher to kick off your Christmas shopping on any purchase in Blake's retail stores. Download and print your reservation form here.

    25 Year Member Celebrations!

    Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Motor City Casino

    Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Soaring Eagle

    Members with 25 years of UFCW 876 union membership, effective December 31, 2018, are encouraged to complete the invitation and R.S.V.P. mailed to them in September. You can choose which location and or date works best for you!

    2019 Member Advantage Series

    We have planned new, discounted adventures for you!

    Join UFCW 876 for one of many fun, family-friendly adventures in the coming year. Each event is significantly discounted, and includes many added perks and surprises. Download and print flyer here.

  • Union Vibe

    President Pedersen's "Connection" articles featured here.

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    Union Scholarship Awards Plus NEW! Student Debt Relief Awards

    We have our winners!

    And the Academic Scholarship winners are:

    Eric Sargeant, mom Corin, Kroger 449;

    Lydia Kain, Kroger 754;

    Nicholle Chezick, Kroger 366;

    Thomas O'Meara, Kroger 442 and

    Madeline Oles, mom Jennifer, Kroger 674.

    The Textbook Scholarship winners are:

    Tom Lucaj, Kroger 449;

    Karah Tanski, dad Ronald, Hollywood 1;

    Jennifer Barber, mom Connie, Kroger 724; David Keister, Kroger 864 and

    Jessica Jones, mom Carrie, Kroger 650.

    The Student Debt Relief winners are:

    Stephanie Baranski, mom Ruby, Kroger 449; Kaitlyn Gorton, Kroger 688;

    Jessica Latham, Kroger 526,

    Latrice Browning, mom Antoinette, Kroger 632 and Christopher Harness, dad Steve, Kroger 754.

    Congratulations everyone! Letters with further directives were emailed to the winners.

    FREE online college! Seriously, it's totally free.

    UFCW Free College Benefit

    The UFCW Free College Benefit ensures that UFCW members and their families do not have to pay out of pocket for any tuition, fees or e-books at Eastern Gateway Community College—resulting in cost savings of thousands of dollars!

    The Free College Benefit covers any amount for tuition, fees or books that is not covered by federal or employer education grants.

    Children (or stepchildren), grandchildren (or step-grandchildren), spouses, domestic partners, and financial dependents of UFCW members are eligible for the UFCW Free College Benefit. Retired UFCW members are also eligible.

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    Degree Programs

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    FREE, 2019 pension assistance workshops

    Join us the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m..

    Find out when and how you can collect your pension with great assistance! UFCW 876 members are encouraged to attend a free pension assistance open house. Download the flyer for 2019, here. 


    September 18

    October 16

    November 20

    No workshop for December


    UFCW 876 union hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071




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    Retiree Club

    Friends, Education and Adventure

    The Retiree Club is one of the largest in the nation. Annual events, educational and group travel keep the union hall filled with friendship, networking and fun. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. All retired 876 members are eligible to join the club for only $1 a month. E-mail your interest to join at info@ufcw876.org.

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    Union Plus Programs

    You work hard, and at Union Plus, we work hard for you. Since 1986, we’ve been supporting union members and their families through life’s celebrations, hardships, and everything in between. Check it out for great discounts from mortgages to movie tickets.

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    Get Your G.E.D.

    UFCW members can take General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes for free through Essential GED.

    This GED program offers a customized learning plan, so that you’ll be able to successfully prepare yourself to pass the GED test, regardless of when you last went to school.

    This program also allows you to study at your own pace – all classes are self-guided and can be completed from your phone or tablet.

    If you are interested in using this benefit, please complete and submit the form on this page. It may take a few days to verify your UFCW membership. However, once confirmed, you’ll receive an email that explains how to login and begin taking free online GED classes.

    At this time, this benefit is only available to UFCW members and retirees.

    If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the UFCW education helpdesk at education@ufcw.org.


  • 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.

    Finding Your Member Representative

    Advocates in Your Workplace

    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 the new member brochure here.


    Clark, Joe #8669


    Nathan Clark #8674


    Crim, Bill #8615


    Dziubinski,Jessie #8659


    Hill, Elaine #8664

    LaBeau, Jerry #8681


    Freund, Marc #8682


    McClanahan, Dawn #8676


    Michael, Steven #8671


    Morrison, John #8618

    Bill Phipps #8672


    Alejandra Ruiz #8619


    Kylie Earl #8670


    Pam Serour #8626


    Teske, Rob #8623


    Thomas, Margaritte #8643


    Stephanie Villalpando #8629



    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.


    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.


    Retirement Guidance Free to Members

    The Time is Right to Plan Your Retirement

    The union provides free financial guidance to every member and their spouse through the Financial Wellness Center located in the union hall. Pension assistance workshops are scheduled for January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, and November 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the union hall; or call Aaron Cary to arrange a private meeting at 1-800-321-6406 extension 8645.

    General Membership Meetings

    2019 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. 2019 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesdays: March 12 - June 11 - September 10- December 10

  • 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.

  • Let Us Know

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    Get married? Move to a new place? Switch jobs? Let the union know.

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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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