It’s Biometric Screening Time!

This year, all Kroger store Associates who are eligible for, and will enroll in, medical coverage through the Health and Welfare fund must complete a Biometric Screening. This must be done by September 30th of this year, 2019, and received by the Fund office by October 7th, 2019. 

Important Update: There will be Kaiser Permanente Mobile Health Vehicles coming to Kroger stores in the months of June, July and August that can complete the Biometric Screening. Click here to see the flyer with locations and times.

When you go for your Biometric Screening, make sure you take the form with you. Please follow the instructions to complete, and most importantly return, the form. You can download this form to print by clicking here. 

The flyer below has more details. To see a full-sized version of this flyer please click here!


 

 

 

 

May Newsletter – Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is an important time to reflect on mental health and empower ourselves to help other Union members who may be struggling with mental heath issues. While negative attitudes and stigma associated with mental health have decreased over the years, it is important that Union members have the resources needed to meet these issues head on  – so we can create stronger workplaces and communities!

Below are factsheets with tips on how to stay mentally healthy and have conversations with others that you think may be suffering from depression. While it is important to look out for others, make sure to take care of yourself, too. This article has great tips on how to add a little self-care to your work routine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 UFCW International Scholarship Program

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The UFCW is about workers coming together to build better lives for themselves. It is about creating opportunity. That is why each year the UFCW Charity Foundation awards several scholarships of up to $8,000 each to UFCW members or their unmarried dependents under the age of 20.

To learn more about these scholarships and how to apply, please click here.

Deadline for the 2019 scholarship is May 12, 2019. Don’t delay!

New Kaiser Permanente National & Local Tentative Agreement!

After careful preparation, months of organizing in unprecedented numbers, and long days and nights in negotiating sessions stretching from May to September, we have finally secured a strong Tentative Agreement that met our key goals: a good wage increase, better benefits, new LMP and educational trust funds for our Alliance union members, and a plan to get our LMP back on track.  Please Click Here to learn more about the Tentative Agreement.

UPDATE: Sept. 29, 2018: Los Angeles, CA— The Alliance Delegates met today in California. The Kaiser Permanente National Agreement was endorsed unanimously by the delegation. Our Local 1996 voting information for voting in the GA Region will be coming soon!

UPDATE: October 4, 2018: The list of the agreed upon items that are pending a vote of the membership, also referred to as Tentative Agreed items or T/A’s, are now available online.  This includes both the National Agreement T/A’s and the GA Region Local 1996 T/A’s items:

Please click here for the National Agreement Highlights and click here for the Summary.

Please click here for the full National Agreement Tentative Agreed items.

Please click here for the full Georgia Region Tentative Agreed items.

 

Kroger-UFCW Agreement Available Online

We always strive to communicate the value of your Union Contract to you, our members! Please click on the following links for the Kroger Agreement.  You may view and download for reference.

For the Atlanta Contract Click Here and for the Savannah Contract Click Here.

As always, please contact your Union Representative or Shop Steward should you need any assistance.

UFCW and Employers Health & Welfare Fund Email

The Atlanta Union and Employers Health & Welfare Fund office has been experiencing technical issues with their phone system.  It is currently under repair to address this problem.

To better serve YOU, our members, you may now email any question or concern you have to their customer service department at:

insurancedepartment@ufcwemprfund.org

You will receive a response to your message within 24 to 48 hours.