• A VOICE for Working America

    UFCW 876


  • 2022 Scholarships

    Each year, UFCW 876 awards $17,500 in awards and scholarships to eligible members in good standing and/or their dependents. This year, the following will be awarded: five, $2,000 Academic Scholarships; five, $500 Textbook Scholarships; and five, $1,000 Student Debt Relief Awards. Both electronic and hard copy applications are available. Deadline to submit is April 29, 2022. Questions? Call 1-800-321-6406 extension #8630.
    Click here to apply online: bit.ly/876Scholarship2022

  • 876 News

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

    Medstar Ambulance Members Ratify New Agreement

    A new agreement has been reached for #UFCW876 members working at


    congratulations! We are #StrongerTogether #ufcw #1u #ratify #betterbenefits #betterwages #betterlife #UnionStrong




    Perdue Premium Meat Co., Being Awesome.

    #UFCW876 members working at Perdue Premium Meat Company extend a big #kudos and #ty to their employer for maintaining 40-hour paychecks - guaranteed. #youreawesome Perdue Farms #alexanderandhornung #1u #ufcw #876Strong


    Union News Available Monthly

    Union news brings important information about your #benefits, your #protections and your #rights. Don't miss another #UFCW876 Bulletin, sign up here: http://bit.ly/Update876 #wewontspamyou #1u #ufcw #unionnews


    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.



    United Latinos of UFCW

    A Fund to Support Members Who Become American Citizens

    Download the application here.

    The New American Citizenship Fund is made possible by UFCW local union support to the United Latinos of the UFCW. The Award is for UFCW members who have recently become U.S. citizens and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to building a stronger voice for workers in their Union and in their community through active engagement in advancing social and economic justice.

    The United Latinos of the UFCW has created a special fund that will distribute awards in the amount of $600.00 per member. The New American Citizenship Fund is open to all UFCW members and will renew every year pending a vote from the United Latinos Board. Learn more at: ufcw876.org.



    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!

    December 5, 2021


    Dear Steward Nation,


    Kroger Metro Tentative Agreement Reached


    I want to say thank you to those who have weighed-in, followed up and gave me a quick call, regarding the Kroger Metro talks. We have reached a tentative agreement. We have secured a very good proposal that recognizes the hard work members continue to provide with wage increases, bonuses, premiums, daily overtime, improved scheduling, and bid process, parity for multiple groups, and the maintenance of pension and healthcare.


    Read the letter here.



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


    Dan Pedersen

    UFCW 876 President


  • 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 posted in January!


  • Union Vibe

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

  • 876 Member Pension Open House


    Pension Open Houses will be via Zoom from January through June; and in-person from July through November on the third Wednesday of every month - except December. Questions can be directed to Aaron Cary at 1-800-321-6406 extension #8645. Download Zoom directives here.

    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.

  • 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.


    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. Meeting dates and time are subject to change. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the union offices. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. Due to COVID venue restrictions, 20022 meetings are tentatively scheduled as follows:

    Tuesday: March 8 - June 14 - September 13 - December 13

  • 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.

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8682

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Elaine Hill

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Jonathan Smith

    Click for business card here.


    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.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8641

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Allison Kimber-Smith

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8644

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Katherine Kreger

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8642

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jerry LaBeau

    Executive Assistant to the President

    Assist: Marc Freund

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8683

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

    Sheryl Layman

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 #8648

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Dawn McClanahan

    Director of Membership Services

    Click for business card here.


    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.


    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.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8671

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

    John Morrison

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.


    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.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8672

    Education and advocacy of membership.

    Alejandra Ruiz

    Membership Representative

    Click for business card here.


    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


    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Jonathan Smith

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8670

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    Margaritte Thomas

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Bill Phipps

    Click for business card here.


    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.


    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, 2022. Full details, eligibility criteria and application available at link below:


  • 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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