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Bulletins for July are rolling out into your workplace soon! In it you will find scholarship winners, Steward Conference wrap-up, the Twin City Summer Picnic, Turri's Italian Food Bake Sale, PMLA 101 and the 25 Year Member Celebration save the date!
25 Year Member Celebration
We are super excited to plan our third annual 25 Year Member Celebration and encourage all members who have 25 years of good standing with 876, effective December 31, 2018 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.
2019 Scholarship Winners Announced
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! A letter with further directives has been emailed to the winners.
Steward Nation 2019
The Annual Steward Conference kicked off this morning at the union hall and what a bumper crop there was! Steward Nation has grown which means your contractual protections have too! Want to see more photos? Visit the 876 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UFCW876/photos/tab=album&album_id=2146360532085783
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.
Bulletin for June
The June Bulletin is on its way to your workplace. 876 is kicking off the Active Ballot Club (ABC) program, a grass roots effort that funds the work of 876 staff persons who are reaching out to local organizations and decision-makers who can facilitate changes for union families and their neighborhoods.
This a bipartisan effort! No specific political party is chosen. Advocacy and support decisions are made based on an individual candidates's or organization's past and current contributions in making working families lives better.
Talk to your membership representative today. All contributions, big or small will amplify 876 member voices in 2020!
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 🙌
*You must be a member in good standing of UFCW Local 876 to attend member events and to participate in member programs.
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.
Membership Golf Days 2019
We have planned new, discounted adventures for you!
Members, family and friends are invited to join in on the fun this summer at one of three golf outings: Warren Valley in Dearborn on July 25; Maple Lane in Sterling Heights on August 1 and Brookwood G.C. in Flint on August 15. Download the reservation form here.
2019 Member Advantage Series
We have planned new, discounted adventures for you!
More Member Perks
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.
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.
FREE, 2019 pension assistance workshops
Join us the first 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.
No workshop for December
UFCW 876 union hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Hill, Elaine #8664
LaBeau, Jerry #8681
McClanahan, Dawn #8676
Michael, Steven #8671
Morrison, John #8618
Michelle Nickson #8617
Alejandra Ruiz #8619
Schiller, Kylie #8670
Teske, Rob #8623
Thomas, Margaritte #8643
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 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, and November 28 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
Get married? Move to a new place? Switch jobs? Let the union know.