• 876 News

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

    Ghosts and Goodies at Crossroads Village

    Sign up before its too late! Our annual Halloween event is coming up fast! Register using the link below


    There has been a change to our 3rd and final golf outing of the year! Click the link below to sign up to golf with us on September 26th!




    September 15, 2022 for Kroger employees

    December 31, 2022 for non-Kroger employees

    Welcome to 876 Family!


    Congratulations to the Lume workers in Monroe, Michigan who voted to join Local 876 today! These workers stood together because they know that having a union contract is the way to create a sustainable future as a cannabis worker.


    "Unions built Southeast Michigan and we're honored to be the newest part of the rebuilding effort. A unionized Lume means better working conditions for employees, better relationships between the store and corporate management, and an improved experience for cannabis enthusiasts." -Michael, Luminary, Monroe


    "Unions got us the weekend over a century ago. It's time for the next generation to continue to improve upon their legacy" -Kyle, Luminary, Monroe


    Are you interested in forming your union? Go to www.ufcw.org/cannabis to learn more!

    Open House

    Mark your calendars for the Open House. Join us next month and take a look at the new hall! There will be food and some UFCW 876 swag available as well. We hope to see you! Click the link below to let us know you will be joining us!



    Contract Ratified!

    Oleson's Meat and Grocery overwhelmingly passed a new contract today! On average guaranteeing a raise of $2.50 or greater. Congratulations to our members at Oleson's Food Stores for securing Better Wages for a Better Life! #PresidentPedersen

    Congratulations to Sally Singer!

    Sally Singer from Kroger 651 won the $500 Textbook Scholarship! Job well done! UFCW 876 is proud to be a part of your future.

    Remember to VOTE!

    VOTE tomorrow in the Michigan Primary!

    Click the link below to check your registration status and get polling location information.



    25-Year Member Celebrations

    Two nights to remember...

    The 25-Year Member Celebration season has come to a close for 2022. We had two absolutely ROCKIN' events at Soaring Eagle and Motorcity! We can't wait to do it again next year.

    UFCW 876 Connection

    The Summer Connection is out now with a sneak peek of the new union hall. Check your email to stay up to date with all things UFCW 876!

    Click the links below to sign up to golf!

    A visit from the Governor...

    Yesterday the UFCW 876 had a surprise visit from Governor Whitmer. We had a great time connecting with her and her staff! Since being elected, she's been an advocate for working people- from fighting for Hero Pay, to securing $400 refund checks, to making the largest K-12 investment in Michigan history (without raising taxes)… and yes, fixing the damn roads!


    We look forward to continuing working with her for years to come!

    Arrears on your check...

    If you found union due arrears on your latest paycheck don't worry. It was an issue caused by the switch to the new Kroger payroll system. We are aware of the problem and are working to get it solved!

    Make a plan to VOTE!

    The Michigan Primary is coming up soon, make sure you are registered and ready to VOTE! Share this to make sure your friends are ready too!! #VOTE #UFCW876 #PresidentPedersen



    Welcome Cannabis Worker Guild!

    A huge THANK YOU to all involved on getting the Cannabis Worker Guild's very first UFCW 876 contract ratified. Welcome to the union! #thankyou #UFCW876 #PresidentPedersen

    Save the Date

    Mark your calendars for the UFCW 876 annual picnic on Belle Isle! Use the link below and click going if you want to join us!



    Steward Conferences 2022!

    Over the past month we have held three steward conferences with AMAZING turnout. #PresidentPedersen put together a wonderful line up of incredibly skilled an experienced presenters to share their wealth of knowledge with the stewards, so the union as whole can better serve all of you! Katy Macik from the Heartland Health and Welfare Fund and Aaron Cary from Freedom Financial House shared all things concerning healthcare and pensions. While three commissioners from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave us insight into the grievance process from start to finish. Overall, it was an awesome time had by all involved filled with super cool raffles and lots of informative fun. All the events gave way to plenty of time for the stewards to catch up with Dan! We can’t wait until next year!

    #PresidentPedersen #stewardnation 

    Steward Nation in Mt. Pleasant!

    The #UFCW876 Annual Steward Conference was a success in Mt. Pleasant earlier this month. #PresidentPedersen hosted the third conference at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Lots of informative presenters and great conversation.


    #Thankyou #876Stewards! For all of your awesome hard work and all of the time you volunteer everyday for the good of all #UFCW876 members! We seriously can't thank you enough! #youareamazing

    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!

    #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



    Welcome Tyler Russell

    Please join us in welcoming Tyler Russell, Kroger 366, to the #UFCW876 team! Russell joins the organizing department, bringing the enthusiasm and drive to build #876Strong! #ufcw #UnionYes


    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!

    #UFCW876 Kroger Metro members, sign on the line during the bid opening period from May 22 - 23, 2022 for #betterwages #betterbenefits and a #betterlife. Ask your #union representative for details! Find your rep here: https://www.ufcw876.org/#representatives


    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

    Main: 1-248-585-9671

    Toll-free: 1-800-321-6406

    Fax: 1-248-585-0509

    Email: info@ufcw876.org


    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







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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!

    April 2022


    Dear Steward Nation,


    Want in on those Detroit sport packages? Update your union record here: bit.ly/Update876


    Mark Your Calendar!

    Steward Nation Conferences Scheduled for June

    President Pedersen is planning for you to attend the 2022 Steward Nation Conference(s) in June. We hope you can carve out the time in your schedule, as it is the best and most powerful educational opportunity of the year for Steward Nation. Invitations will be mailed out in May. There will be an electronic sign up as well. Mark your calendar now for one of the three locations / times that suit you best: Motor City Casino on Tuesday, June 7; Grand Traverse, Friday, June 10 or Soaring Eagle Casino, Thursday, June16.


    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.


  • 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 components: 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

    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. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held at the UFCW 876 Hall- 26495 American Drive Southfield, MI 48034


    Upcoming Dates:

    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

    Click for business card here.

    1-800-321-6406 extension #8669

    Kroger 361, 363, 364, 366, 440, 441, 442, 459, 526, 615, 618,619, 632, 634, 642, 658, 661, 670, 691, 751.


    Rite Aid 4358.

    Nate Clark

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Ashley Hubbard

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8674

    Kroger 447, 448, 449, 463, 464, 481, 487, 492, 528, 602, 656, 675, 685, 709, 729, 743, 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, 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.

    Jessie Vertigan

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Katherine Kreger

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8659

    Kroger: 450, 454, 455, 486, 495, 515, 622, 663, 684, 706, 710, 715, 749, 774, 776, 784.


    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, 716, 724, 737, 754,.


    Medstar Ambulance: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 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

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8683

    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 LPN & Support

    Devan McDaniels

    Membership Services

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8649

    Education and advocacy of membership & orientations.

    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, 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.

    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

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8643

    Kroger 361, 363, 364, 366, 440, 441, 442, 459, 526, 615, 618,619, 632, 634, 642, 658, 661, 670, 691, 751.


    Rite Aid 4358.

    Stephanie Villalpando

    Membership Representative

    Assist: Devan McDaniels

    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.

    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, 4485, 4498, 4512, 4526, 4537, 4545, 4595, 4694, 4703, 4897.

    Bill Phipps

    Organizing Director, click here for card.

    Cannabis Director, click here for card.

    Membership Representative, click here for card.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8672

    Steven Strachn

    Membership Representative

    Assistant: Marc Freund

    Click for business card here.


    1-800-321-6406 extension #8603

    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 12


    Polly's Meat Dept.: 5, 6, 14, 16.


    People's Food Co-op


    Twin City Foods

  • 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:


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  • Your Union Hall is in Southfield, Mi

    United Food & Commercial Workers Local 876

    26495 American Drive, Southfield, MI 48034-6114


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