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    $2 Hero Pay Secured

    March 31, 2020 -


    Together, we did it! Your support and perseverance has paid off and Kroger members are now going to receive:

    • $2 Hero Pay
    • $3 Overtime Pay
    • Plus the company bonus: $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time employees.


    Please take note of the windows for each; and that the Hero Pay is not retroactive as the bonus serves.


    Gloves and masks will now be provided by the company as soon as practicable; as well as pharmacy tech scrubs will now be permissible.


    We ARE #StrongerTogether

    Thank you for your continued support and trust!

    Dan Pedersen

    UFCW 876 President


    876 Rise Up

    To all of you, who continue to rise up to meet the challenges of your day - we see you. In serving your communities, supporting your coworkers, advocating for each other - we see you. Thank you 876, thank you for being the essential part of UFCW 876.Please watch this video recognizing you. View this video at: 876RiseUP

    Profits & Pizza -

    How The Kroger Company Continues to Ignore You!

    876 Members deserve more! A pizza party only minimizes the sacrifices Kroger members have made and continue to make as profits soar. Our focus remains the fight for $2 HeroPay.



    $2 Hero Pay Talks Continue

    Talks continue with The Kroger Company, as well as others, to secure the $2 Hero Pay Kroger union members deserve.

    #ufcw876 #ufcw #876Strong Kroger #KrogerDoTheRightThing

    The Fight for $2

    876 Kroger Members, I continue to fight for the $2 per hour Hazard Pay you deserve. I have spent this weekend on the phone with the company as well as several others, advocating for all 876 Members.

    It is time for the company to do the right thing, after all, you are everyday. You deserve to be paid for the sacrifices made on the front line, making sure your communities have supplies, medicines and food. I refuse to have your worth minimized. You have stepped up and now it is time for the company to do the same.

    Did you know that Albertsons, Safeway, Target, Meijer, Whole Foods, Amazon, H-E-B, Vons, Pavilions, Weis, Wegman's, Shaw's, Star Market and Jewel Osco have stepped up to provide $2 Hazard Pay?

    I'd like to kick off a call to action. Please share this graphic with your community, family and friends. Ask them to post it as well. Also, upload the new Facebook frame available by tapping your profile picture. It is titled "Kroger - Do the Right Thing!" Hashtag these with #Kroger #ufcw876 #ufcw #876Strong Together we can do this!

    WE are #strongertogether President Dan Pedersen

    The Push for Hazard Pay and Extended Personal Protections

    To all Kroger union members,
    discussion continues this morning with the company as 876 stands firm on the push for $2 per person, per hour hazard pay and extending health and safety precautions. Your support is key. Join me. - President Pedersen. Download the letter here.

     #ufcw876 #876Strong #876Stewards 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽

    Gloves & Masks = Secured!

    To all Kroger union members, TOGETHER, we reached an agreement with the company allowing members to wear gloves and masks on the front line. Our next goal is to secure hazard pay! Your support is key. Join me. - President Pedersen. Download the flyer here. 

    #ufcw876 #876Strong #876Stewards 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽



    876 Advocacy & Action

    To all Kroger union members, I am fighting on your behalf to secure masks, gloves and hazard pay for your sacrifices during this time. Your support is key. Join me. - President Pedersen. Download the flyer here. 

    #ufcw876 #876Strong #876Stewards 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽


    Important Announcement


    Today, we find ourselves in unchartered territory as we begin to navigate a course to minimize the Coronavirus and its potential, far-reaching impact on our daily lives. 876 has been in constant contact with health care professionals, industry experts and colleagues in developing a plan of action and protection; in an effort to preserve both the physical and economic health of its members.


    President Pedersen recognizes the extreme dedication and work ethic showcased by the members of 876. We too, remain committed to servicing you during this difficult time; as our membership representatives will conduct business as usual. #ufcw876 #876Stewards #ufcw

    UFCW 876

    Advocating For You

    The union has reached out to The Kroger Company regarding the Coronavirus; and secured a temporary agreement of exemption from the attendance policy if:

    Members experiencing flu-like

    symptoms (headache, fever, dizziness, sore throat, cough, runny nose, difficulty breathing) do the following:
    1) Go see your family doctor;

    2) Get a note from your doctor outlining restrictions;

    3) Call and then send the note to your store manager via fax or email;

    4) Stay home.


    *It is up to you whether or not to use your earned paid time off during an illness.



    Call your Membership Representative


    #ufcw876 #876Stewards #876KrogerMembers

    Active Ballot Club - It's a #WinWin

    Member contributions build the ABC program. It amplifies the voices of all 876 members by reaching the organizations and decision-makers in your communities to facilitate changes in your townships, your counties and your state.

    Not only does your ABC contribution support local, grassroots action, you could win one of multiple, monthly drawings and/or the $500 Grand Prize on May 15, 2020! Join now at: bit.ly/Local876ABC.

    2020 Academic, Textbook Scholarships & Student Debt Relief Awards

    876 members in good standing (any age) and/or their dependents are encouraged to apply for one of 15 awards: five $2,000 academic scholarships; five $500 textbook scholarships and five $1,000 student debt relief awards.


    Submittals will be accepted both by hard copy, download here or online here. Full details included in both documents.


    Deadline to submit is Thursday, April 30, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.



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  • Steward Nation!

    Stewards On The Front Line


    President Pedersen: Thank you Stewards for your continued support during this COVID-19 crisis. It is a very difficult time for our coworkers, friends and family who remain on the front line providing supplies and groceries in our communities. 876 continues to advocate for Hero Pay and health safety protocol from every employer. News and notification will come to you first through our Steward Nation e-mail system. If you have a concern you would like to share with me, send them to: info@ufcw876.org.

  • 876 Member Advantage Series 2020


    *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 2020 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. Events are postponed until further notice.

    Member Advantage Series 2020

    Postponed until further notice.

    Let 876 help put the pieces together!

    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 here.

    2020 Pension Open Houses

    Webinars will be scheduled during pandemic

    Let 876 help put the pieces together!

    Join UFCW 876 Pension Specialist Aaron Cary during his live webinars and find out when and how you can collect your pension. Webinars go into effective March 18, 2020 until further notice.


    How to join Aaron's webinar:

    1) in URL type: https:/zoom.us/j/8109653974;
    2) click the prompt: “Open Zoom;”
    3) type the meeting ID: 8109653974 (if not done automatically);
    4) click the prompt “Computer Audio;”
    5) if computer has no speakers, follow prompts to connect audio via phone.


    Cell phone / tablet:
    1) Download the Zoom app through either Google Play, Apple App Store, or at www.zoom.com;
    2) click the prompt: “open Zoom;”
    3) type the meeting ID: 8109653974
    4) click the prompt “Computer Audio.”

    Download the 2020 schedule here.

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  • 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



    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.


    Request a "Pension Credit Application"

    Do your research. Discover what your current pension status is by calling the pension office and requesting a "Pension Credit Application."


    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.

  • More Member Perks

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    Union Scholarship Awards Plus NEW! Student Debt Relief Awards

    2020 dates have been set!

    876 will be rolling out the 2020 Academic and Textbook Scholarship applications along with Student Debt Relief awards beginning the week of January 6, 2020. Watch this site, our Facebook as well as any union, membership representative for an application. Other important dates:

    Week of January 6 - application availability.

    Deadline to submit: April 30, 2020.

    Announcements: June 8, 2020.

    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.

    Apply Today

    Degree Programs

    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    FREE, 2020 pension assistance workshops

    Join us the third Wednesday Webinar 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 via a live webinar. Details will be posted here.


    January 15

    February 19

    March 18 - Live webinar.

    April 15 - Live webinar.

    May 20 - pending Webinar.

    June 17 - pending webinar.

    July 15

    August 19

    September 16

    October 21

    November 18

    No workshop for December


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

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.




    Great discounts on real protections, click here!

    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 a printable listing 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


    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 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, and November 18 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

    2020 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. Next meeting is December 10, 2019. 2020 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesdays: March 10 - June 9 - September 8- December 1

  • 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.

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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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