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Kaiser Permanente Contract Ratification Vote

December 4th, 2021 Update: The contract with Kaiser Permanente is now ratified! Members overwhelmingly voted to accept the contract, and its effective date is October 1st, 2021. To review the contract TA’s please click here.

All Kaiser Permanente UFCW Local 1996 Members:
Please see the voting times and locations below. We will be voting the Local and National Contracts. Please make every effort to visit one of the polling places below. Work From Home and all other employees can vote at any location that is convenient for you. You can view all the TA’s for the Local and National Agreement here.

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2021 Biometric Screenings

All Kroger Associates:
Update: The Biometric Screening deadline has been extended until December 15th, 2021.
You must complete your Biometric Screening or the alternative online Health Questionnaire. Results must be received by the Fund Office by December 25, 2021.

An online Health Questionnaire can be completed this year as an alternative to the screening. If you prefer to take the online Health Questionnaire, you will need to register online at: www.hmchwwellness.com/ufcwatl. Once you log-in, click on “My HQ Report” from the homepage and then select “Take the HMC Health Questionnaire.”

If you do not complete a Biometric Screening or the alternative online Health Questionnaire by Dec. 15, 2021 (with screening results received by the Fund Office by Dec. 25, 2021), you will be charged a $15.00 per week Wellness Program Surcharge if you become eligible for and enroll in medical coverage for 2022.

An online Health Questionnaire can be completed this year as an alternative to the biometric screening. If you prefer to take the online Health Questionnaire, you will need to register online at: www.hmchwwellness.com/ufcwatl. Once you log-in or create an account, click on “My HQ Report” from the homepage and then select “Take the HMC Health Questionnaire.”

You can schedule and in-person screening at a Kroger Pharmacy by calling 1-877-444-9689 or go to www.krogerscreenings.com or you can find The Little Clinic near you for a screening by visiting  www.thelittleclinic.com. Kroger pharmacies are only scheduling appointments for the first hour of the day, but if you talk to your pharmacy they may be able to fit you in throughout the day. Please make sure to retain a copy of your results. Please make sure you call 1-877-444-9689 to contact the Kroger Pharmacy. Any other number you may have received could be inaccurate!

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If you are having your screening done by your provider, you can find the Biometric Screening form here.

Kroger Holiday Associate Appreciation

Kroger announced that they will be offering all associates the following holiday appreciation:

    • All hourly, frontline associates active as of Nov. 6, 2021 will receive a $100 Thank You Credit on their loyalty card. This credit will apply to hourly associates in our stores.
    • The credit is not taxable, which allows associates to take advantage of the full $100.
    • Additionally, all associates – regardless of role – active as of Nov. 6, 2021 will receive 1,000 fuel points.
    • Both offers will be applied on Nov. 19.
    • For those associates who do not have a loyalty card, every effort will be made to provide them with a loyalty card and load the $100 once the card is linked to our system. In extreme cases, a $100 gift card will be provided instead.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Union Representative.

Tentative Agreement Reached With Kaiser Permanente

On the morning of Saturday November 13th, Kaiser Permanente and the Alliance of Healthcare Unions reached a Tentative Agreement (TA) on the National Alliance Agreement. This means the strike has been called off!

For the TA to be finalized, it must be ratified by the membership of each individual local union. More details to come on that process soon.
You can read the summary from the Alliance of Healthcare Unions below, and each of the individual TA’s below, please note that many may cover various states and regions.

Update from the Alliance of Healthcare Unions
Our Tentative Agreement includes wage increases and wage justice, major staffing improvements, and two-tier is defeated . . . Read more.

2022 Open Enrollment is November 8 – December 15, 2021

Open enrollment for UFCW Unions & Employers Health & Welfare Fund is Open November 8 – December 15, 2021. You must enroll even if you have no changes to make to your healthcare plan.

To enroll over the phone, call 770-997-9910 or call toll free at 800-241-2136. Due to issues with the online enrollment system, calling and speaking with a representative is the easiest way to do your enrollment right now.

You can also enroll online through the online portal here! You just need to create an account with your information.

Extended enrollment hours are now Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm Eastern time and Saturday hours are available December 4th & December 11th from 9am-4pm.

You can visit the Health and Welfare Office website by clicking here.

Strike Notices Served By California Unions In The Alliance of Healthcare Unions

Unions in the Alliance of Healthcare in California served Kaiser Permanente with a strike notice today. This strike notice only impacts certain local unions on the West Coast and does not impact UFCW Local 1996 in Georgia.

Members of UFCW Local 1996, as well many others, have approved a strike authorization. While these unions on the west coast are giving their ten-day notice of a strike and job walkout, this is not the case for us in Georgia, at this time. We have not yet issued the 10-day notice of a strike and job walkout.  

Bargaining is ongoing and we will post updates on our website.