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    Steward Conference for Madison Heights Location Rescheduled for July 21, 2020  

    Governor Whitmer announced today the state would not be moving to Phase 5 before the holiday weekend.

     

    With indoor gatherings limited to 10, it was decided to re-schedule the Madison Heights Steward Conference to Tuesday, July 21. (previously 07.09.20) at the union hall, with registration at 8:30 a.m.

     

    Both the Mt. Pleasant and Traverse City conference dates remain.

     

    Stewards will receive an updated RSVP through Steward Nation. Stewards who have already RSVP'd will be contacted by phone to determine if they would like to register for the new date.

    News & Notice: July Bulletin

    The July Bulletin is now available. Top stories include: Rite Aid Members Are #StillEssential, click for survey here, Membership Golf, click for registration form here, Night Crew Premium Audit, and Pension Open House scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Let's Golf - Safely!

    #UFCW876 Members are invited to join their union brothers and sisters for a nice, relaxing day outside on one of three beautiful Michigan golf courses: Warren Valley G.C. in Dearborn, Maple Lane G.C. in Sterling Heights or IMA Brookwood G.C. in Burton.

     

    Due to reducing transmission of COVID-19, we will not be holding an award dinner after; but plan to enhance activities in lieu of.

     

    Download your reservation form here.

    300 Lucky Winners!

    300 lucky 876 Members will be awarded a $25 gift card! Check your e-mail or phone for a link to the award. Good luck 876! #UFCW876 #UFCW 🤩

     

    Avoid the lines. Avoid the wait. Vote absentee.

    All Michigan voters can now vote absentee! Step 1 - request your ballot at: Michigan.gov/Vote (online submittal or download and print). Step 2 - complete, sign and return (or submit online) to your city clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. the Friday prior to an election. Your ballot will then be mailed to you! #easypeezy You can also drop off the application in person by 4:00 p.m. the Monday prior and vote in the clerk's office. #UFCW876 #VOTE202 🙌

     

    Not Receiving Your Night Crew Premium?

    #UFCW876 Kroger night crew members: if you are not receiving night crew premium for all hours worked (this includes both personal days and holidays), call your membership representative at 1-800-321-6406. An audit is being conducted to determine if there have been any losses. #ufcw876 #1u #nightcrew #876Strong

    Will You Stand With Us? Sign the Petition

    Send a message to The Kroger Company's CEO Rodney McMullen, by signing this petition to support #UFCW876 member efforts to secure $2 Hero Pay. COVID-19 is still here, and they are #StillEssential and deserve more. #UFCW876Strong #1u #ufcw #COVIDMichigan Sign the petition here: bit.ly/StandWith876 💪🏽

    Executive Orders Alter Conference Date for Madison Heights

    Governor Whitmer announced today the state would not be moving to Phase 5 before the holiday weekend.

     

    With indoor gatherings limited to 10, it was decided to re-schedule the Madison Heights Steward Conference to Tuesday, July 21. (previously 07.09.20) at the union hall, with registration at 8:30 a.m. Here is the revised R.S.V.P. with those changes.

     

    Both the Mt. Pleasant and Traverse City conference dates remain.

     

    Stewards who have already RSVP'd will be contacted by phone to determine if they would like to register for the new date.

     

    Delta Dental of Michigan for MIUFCW

    876 Members who are a participant of the MIUFCW Fund (Oleson's, Hollywood, Darling and Kroger Metro) will have a new, expanded dental network effective July 1, 2020, Delta Dental. President Pedersen explains. Click here.

    President Pedersen's Letter to Rite Aid Senior Manager of Labor Relations Gordon Hinkle:

    Today, President Pedersen stressed the importance of corporate responsibility during a pandemic, including safety protocols and taking the necessary steps to compensate those who fuel Rite Aid's record sales in a letter.  Read the Gordon Hinkle letter here. ✊🏼 #ufcw876 #ufcw #876Strong #StrongerTogether

     

     

  • A Message of Support, Advocacy & Appreciation

    Michigan's Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist sends an important message of support, advocacy and appreciation to the members of #UFCW876. #Thankyou @LtGovGilchrist for recognizing the importance that employers are accountable to us! #UFCW876 #StillEssential #UFCW876Strong #ufcw #LtGovGilchrist

    @LtGovGilchrist

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  • Steward Nation!

    Annual Steward Conferences Under Review

     

    Governor Whitmer announced today the state would not be moving to Phase 5 before the holiday weekend.With indoor gatherings limited to 10, it was decided to re-schedule the Madison Heights Steward Conference to Tuesday, July 21. (previously 07.09.20) at the union hall, with registration at 8:30 a.m. Here is the revised R.S.V.P. with those changes.

     

    Both the Mt. Pleasant and Traverse City conference dates remain. Stewards who have already RSVP'd will be contacted by phone to determine if they would like to register for the new date. 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 876, send them too: 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.

    Member Event Scheduling Determined by Federal and State Mandated Health & Safety Recommendations.

    876 is now moving forward - safely. 876 Events will be handled a little differently due to COVID-19. We will all have to work together to be mindful, and still have a little fun. Note the dates for the Annual Steward Conferences have been rescheduled for July. Thanks for staying in the loop. We can't wait to see you.

    Let's Gather - Safely!

    876 plans to take precautions and hope you do too.

    UFCW 876 members and their families are invited to join these union events, adventures and educational opportunities at a discounted rate. Events include many added perks and surprises.

     

    Event reservation forms and detailed information will be published here and on www.facebook.com/UFCW876 one month prior to an event. "Steward Lunch & Learns, Steward Conferences and the 25-Year Member Celebration are by invitation only.

    2020 Pension Open House Schedule

    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:

    Computer:
    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.”

  • Union Vibe

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

  • 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

    1-800-531-2385

    1

    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.

    2

    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."

    3

    Request a "Retirement Application"

    Gearing up to retire? Six months before your date, call the pension office and request a "Retirement Application."

    4

    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!

    FREE, 2020 pension assistance workshops

    Join us the third Wednesday for a live 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 and their spouses are encouraged to attend a free pension assistance open houses via webinar. Directions to do that here. Download the Webinar flyer here. 

     

    January 15 - Union Hall.

    February 19 - Union Hall.

    March 18 - Live webinar.

    April 15 - Live webinar.

    May 20 - Live webinar.

    June 17 - Live webinar.

    July 15 - Live webinar.

    August 19 - Live webinar.

    September 16 - tbd.

    October 21 - tbd.

    November 18 - tbd.

    No workshop for December

     

     

     

     

    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!

    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

    Joe.Clark@ufcw876.org

    Nathan Clark #8674

    Nate.Clark@ufcw876.org

    Crim, Bill #8615

    William.Crim@ufcw876.org

    Dziubinski, Jessie #8659

    JDziubinski@ufcw876.org

    Hill, Elaine #8664
    Elaine.Hill@ufcw876.org

    LaBeau, Jerry #8681

    Jerry.LaBeau@ufcw876.org

    Freund, Marc #8682

    Marc.Freund@ufcw876.org

    McClanahan, Dawn #8676

    Dawn.McClanahan@ufcw876.org

    Michael, Steven #8671

    Steven.Michael@ufcw876.org

    Morrison, John #8618

    John.Morrison@ufcw876.org
    Bill Phipps #8672

    Bill.Phipps@ufcw876.org

    Alejandra Ruiz #8619

    Alejandra.Ruiz@ufcw876.org

    Pam Serour #8626

    Pam.Serour@ufcw876.org

    Teske, Rob #8623

    Rob.Teske@ufcw876.org

    Thomas, Margaritte #8643

    Margaritte.Thomas@ufcw876.org

    Stephanie Villalpando #8629

    Stephanie.Villalpando@ufcw876.org

     

    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.

    MIUFCW 

    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.

    2020

    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 now available through webinars. Pension assistance webinars 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. Call Aaron Cary with inquiries 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. at the union hall. Members are encouraged to verify dates and times here. 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.

  • Let Us Know

    Don't be afraid to reach out. You + us = awesome!

  • Updates Here 

    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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