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Steward Nation in Traverse City!
The #UFCW876 Annual Steward Conference series headed north to Traverse City this morning at The Grand Traverse Resort and Hotel where #PresidentPedersen hosted a second conference, with the third in Mt. Pleasant next Thursday. A full itinerary allowed #PresidentPedersen the opportunity to update #unionstewards on union, Heartland Health & Wellness news as well as discuss arbitration theory through a Federal Mediation lens.
#Thankyou #876Stewards! What an amazing group of people who have volunteered their time and talents to advocate and protect all #UFCW876 members. #WTG #youareamazing #ty
Riverside Markets Reach Tentative Agreement
#UFCW876 members working at Riverside Market are encouraged to vote on a new, four-year tentative agreement on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in the breakroom of your store from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. #betterwages #betterbenefits #betterlife #ufcw #1u #unioncontracts bring #workplaceguarantees #876Steward 🤩
Steward Nation in Detroit!
The #UFCW876 Annual Steward Conference series kicked off today at The MotorCity Casino Hotel where #PresidentPedersen hosted what turned out to be - the largest #StewardNation event in our union's history!
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😎
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
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.
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.
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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