Alliance Unions Earn PSP Bonus Payout along with Extended COVID-19 Benefits

Kaiser Permanente has agreed to our proposal for all Alliance union members to receive a guaranteed PSP Bonus payout as an appreciation for their hard work in partnership during this extraordinarily challenging year. The news comes after KP agreed earlier in the week to extend COVID-19 benefits, including sick leave and childcare benefits, through the first quarter of next year.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance called on KP to revisit Performance Sharing Plan (PSP) goals bargained under pre-pandemic conditions. Given the unprecedented pandemic, redeployments of Trust-funded staff, the inability of many UBTs to meet, and even bad faith negotiations in one region – we had called on KP to convert the PSP to a guaranteed full payout. As a result, KP is granting partner unions with PSP at least 100% performance payout. Regions and individuals performing higher than 100%  will receive the higher performance payout based on their plan’s performance. The payment will be paid in March on schedule with the regular PSP payment cycle.

Hal Ruddick, Executive Director of the Alliance, said, “We are pleased to see KP recognize the extraordinary and courageous contributions of our members and our partnership in the face of this overwhelming crisis. As our members cope with a barrage of misinformation, pain, and suffering, we can acknowledge these two victories, which are a direct result of identifying shared interests and putting forward solutions to meet this moment head-on.”

We congratulate our Alliance union leadership and members for their expertise, dedication, and hard work during this year.

Covid-19 Updates

Please visit this page to see updates on the Covid-19 impact and resources available to UFCW Local 1996 members and their families at this time. 

We have mobilized our emergency operations to ensure that member concerns and services are being addressed as quickly as possible. If you need to contact our office or your Union Representative, you can find the direct contact information on our Contact Us page.

This link will take you directly to the Health and Welfare website, with their contact information for any questions you have. You can also read more information about accessing healthcare online and by phone by clicking here. We also created a page of resources like how to manage stress during this time and  CDC Guidelines and recommendations

See the flyers below for helpful tips on stopping the spread of the Corona Virus (Covid-19). The second flyer has information on easy ways to access a doctor quickly via phone or online, if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.


Special Called Meeting for Kroger Contract Negotiations

There will be a special called meeting to elect Union members to participate in the Kroger contract negotiations across the state on December 8th, 9th and 10th, 2020.

Members may present contract proposals in writing at this meeting. Please make every effort to attend and participate in the selection of your member negotiating team!

Tuesday December 8th at 6 PM: Calhoun Meeting:
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December 9th at 6 PM: Metro Atlanta Area Meetings
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Thursday December 10th at 6 PM: Savannah, Augusta & Macon Meetings
Please click here to see Savannah meeting location

Please click here to see Augusta meeting location

Pease click here to see Macon meeting location

Consolidated Pension Vote

Please see the letter below for information on the Consolidated Pension vote. These meetings are only open to members who are participants in the consolidated pension fund.

July Newsletter

Our July newsletter is out with updates and a special message from Stacey Abrams! Click on this link or the picture below to download and view.

July 14th Meeting Postponed

Please be advised that the scheduled July 14th meeting has been postponed.

– Due to public health concerns pertaining to the COVID19 virus, the CDC and Department of Labor have recommended that all non-essential gatherings be postponed

– If you have any questions, please contact your Local Union Representative

– For updates, visit our Facebook page or our local website at

You can find a PDF of this notice for printing by clicking here:July 14th Meeting Postponed.

If you need to find your Union Representative’s contact information, you can find that on this page.

Free COVID-19 testing and childcare subsidies for Essential Workers in Georgia

Essential workers are eligible for childcare scholarships. Please see our childcare page for more details.

All Essential Workers and Critical Infrastructure workers in Georgia, including food processing and grocery workers, are eligible for free Covid-19 Testing without symptoms at locations across Georgia.

In order to get tested at one of the locations you must make an appointment.

You can call your local health department to schedule an appointment, make sure to hold on to your confirmation number! Click here to find the number to your local health department. 

You can also visit the Augusta University Health website and download an app or call the hotline at 706-721-1852 to the schedule an appointment and their sites statewide.