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Apply Today for UFCW700 Spring Scholarship Contest

UFCW Local 700 is pleased to award a total of $11,000 in scholarships each spring and fall to
UFCW Local 700 members or their dependents who have graduated or will graduate from high school, or are currently enrolled in college or trade school.
Awards are as follows: Five @ $1,000, Twelve @ $500.

Applicants must UFCW Local 700 members in good standing, or their legal dependents; must have completed the SAT or ACT, and be accepted to an accredited institution OR met the requirements and enrolled in a two-year community college, technical, or trade school.

Applications must be postmarked no later than December 20, 2017.

UFCW700 Two-Year College Scholarship Application

UFCW700 Four-Year College Scholarship Application

Should you have any questions, please contact your Union Representative.

UFCW Local 700 Opens Fall Scholarship Contest

UFCW Local 700 is pleased to award a total of $11,000 in scholarships each spring and fall to UFCW Local 700 members or their dependents who have graduated or will graduate from high school, or are currently enrolled in college or trade school. Awards are as follows: Five @ $1,000, Twelve @ $500.

Applicants must UFCW Local 700 members in good standing, or their legal dependents; must have completed the SAT or ACT, and be accepted to an accredited institution OR met the requirements and enrolled in a two-year community college, technical, or trade school.

Applications must be postmarked no later than August 11, 2017.

Two-Year College Scholarship Application

Four-Year College Scholarship Application

 

 

Build a Better Future with UFCW700 Free College Benefit

UFCW Local 700 Steward Barry Sisson

Through the partnership between UFCW and Eastern Gateway Community, UFCW members and your families can earn a college degree – and won’t have to pay out of your own pocket for tuition, fees, or books. Eastern Gateway Community College is a public, non- profit, regionally accredited school; earned credits transfer to other schools.

This benefit for members of UFCW can save you and your family members thousands of dollars. Family is defined as spouses, children, dependents and grandchildren.

Degree Programs include Associate of Arts; Criminal Justice; Early Childhood Education; Business Management.

UFCW Local 700 Union Steward Barry Sisson is earning his degree:
I chose Business Management for my degree; the classes are stimulating and challenging.  I have an 11-year-old daughter and work 50 hours, 6 days per week, so time is an issue. The instructors are helpful and the administration helped to set up my classes and get me started, which made things much easier.

Some of the best benefits of the program are:

  • Free is within your budget!
  • Do it on your schedule.
  • You do your work anytime, anywhere.

 Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!”

Learn more about the UFCW Local 700 Free College Benefit at www.ufcwfreecollege.org.

Get the Most from Your Membership

Thank you for your hard work, as well as everything you do, every day, for our union family.

We want to start 2017 by making sure you save money. How? By learning more about the valueand benefits we negotiated for all our hard-working UFCW members.

As a member of our UFCW family, not only do you get a contract that provides important benefits, like job security and quality, affordable health care—you also can receive some great membership discounts.

These discounts can save you as much as $3,000 in 2017. That’s a lot of money.

What kinds of discounts can you and other members get?

Discounts on tickets to movie theaters and theme parks worth $45 a year

  • A discount on your AT&T Wireless bill worth $88.20 a year
  • Consumer credit and budget counseling worth $75 a year 
  • Savings on the purchase of Goodyear tires worth $23 a year
  • Discounts on legal consultations worth $188 a year
  • A reduced membership to Union Plus Motor Club worth $59.75 per year
  • A discount on a vacation tour worth $150 a year

And a whole lot more!

Please visit UFCW.org/value to learn more about these important benefits and discounts.

It’s easy to take these simple steps in order to save money and increase the value of your UFCW membership by up to $3,000 per year.

The truth is: You’ve earned these benefits, and we want you to use them.

Kroger Members – Enroll for Health Care by Dec. 18

If you have completed 2017 Open Enrollment and have your confirmation number–FANTASTIC–you’re on the road to great medical benefits!
If you haven’t completed Open Enrollment, you have until MIDNIGHT on Sunday, December 18. Don’t be stuck wondering how you will get medical insurance for 2017–ENROLL NOW. Here’s how:
  1. Call 800.433.1204 and press 0
  2. Open a Member XG account and sign up online 24/7
  3. Check to see if your union representative will be at your location to help you enroll
  4. Enroll in person at the Fund office, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
  5. A few plans permit open enrollment through the mail (check your packet)

 

New Free College Benefit for UFCW700 Members and Your Families

We are excited to announce a new benefit from UFCW 700 that is available to you and to your family:  you can earn an Associate degree from Eastern Gateway Community college for free!

Having a college degree is more important than ever for getting ahead these days, but tuition costs just keep getting higher and higher.  The UFCW Free College program can help you and your family succeed without piling on thousands of dollars in student debt.

An Associate Degree can be your pathway to new opportunities, great responsibility and higher wages.  That’s why half of all college graduates in the United States enroll in programs designed to meet the needs of busy working adults—you take classes online, on your schedule.

This is a unique opportunity- available only to UFCW members in good standing and their families.  Families are defined as spouses, children, stepchildren, grandchildren and dependents.

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You can find out more about the benefit and degree programs by calling us at 800-334-3619 or visiting www.UFCW700.org.

We work hard to make sure UFCW members get what they have earned – what they deserve – so that they can make a better life for themselves and their families.  This benefit is just another way to ensure that every family has the opportunity to succeed.

We hope you are excited about this program as we are.  Already, thousands of union brothers and sisters across the country are enrolling in Eastern Gateway Community College, for free, and taking advantage of this valuable benefit.

Spring classes begin January 20— call us now to get started!

 

Workers’ Memorial Day: Fighting for Safe and Healthy Jobs

Every year on April 28—Workers’ Memorial Day—UFCW Local 700 joins workers in the U.S. and around the world to remember those who have suffered or died on the workplace and renew the fight for safe and healthy jobs.

 

While decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant workplace safety laws, including the passage of the mine safety law and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, too many workers in the U.S. and around the world are suffering or dying on the job. Here in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 4,600 workers lost their lives on the job in 2014 alone, and millions of America’s workers continue to suffer from injuries and illnesses at work. Women, older workers, and temporary and foreign-born workers are especially at-risk.

 

Although the Obama Administration has taken action to strengthened safety and health protections, including a new rule to protect workers from deadly silica, stronger whistleblower protections for workers who report job injuries, and OSHA’s new severe injury reporting program, Republican lawmakers and their corporate backers are trying to roll back existing protections and rights and block new safeguards. Republican lawmakers are also supporting right to work laws, which make it harder for unions to bargain for workplace safety protections, along with the better wages and benefits hard-working men and women have earned and deserve. In addition to political obstacles, our country’s growing wealth gap and low-wage, part-time economy has emboldened many employers to cut corners, violate workplace safety laws, put workers in serious danger, and punish those workers who report job hazards or injuries.

 

On Workers’ Memorial Day and every day, UFCW Local 700 stands with workers in the U.S. and around the world who are fighting to uphold their basic rights – including the right to report dangerous workplace conditions without retaliation and the right to join a union for a safer and healthier workplace. All hard-working men and women deserve a safe place to work, and those politicians and corporations that weaken work safety laws and exploit workers for profit and put them in danger must be held accountable.

UFCW700 Awards Over $21,000 in Spring Scholarship Program

UFCW Local 700 awards $21,500 in scholarships to members or their dependents who have graduated, or will graduate, from high school, or are currently enrolled in college or trade school. Applications are accepted each spring and fall.

Congratulations to Spring 2016 Scholarship Winners
Adriana Lopez Esponosa (Plumrose)
Darian Crum (Kroger 911)
Emily Nix (Kathleen Nix, Kroger 972)
Tyler King (Kroger 928)
Veronica Garcia (Rufina Garcia, Tyson)
Amber Maslanka (Kroger 940)
Blake Foreman (Kroger 836)
Crystal Caswell (Kroger 91)
Dennis Doaks (Kroger 889)
Evan Chilton (Sherry Chilton, Kroger 424)
Jennifer Yoder (Kroger 874)
Max Green (Kroger 991)
Morgan Chilton (Sherry Chilton, Kroger 424)
Robert Smith (Kroger 905)
Samantha Tinney (Ron Tinney, Kroger 973)
Sarah Schlechtweg (Kroger 96)
Sierra Sawtelle (Kroger 911)

DEADLINE EXTENDED – UFCW700 Member Scholarship Program (Spring)

A total of $10,750 in scholarships will be awarded to UFCW Local 700 members or their dependents who have graduated, or will graduate, from high school, or are currently enrolled in college or trade school.

The scholarship awards will be as follows:
Four (4) awards at $1,000 each
One (1) award at $750 each
Twelve (12) awards at $500 each

Applicants must be members of UFCW Local 700 in good standing, or legal dependents of members in good standing.

Applicants must have completed the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) and been accepted to an accredited institution;
OR
Met the requirements and enrolled into a 2-year Community College, Technical or Trade School.

UFCW700 Scholarship App (2-year)

UFCW700 Scholarship App (4-year)

Complete the application forms, mail, or bring application to:

UFCW Local 700 Scholarship Fund
c/o UFCW Local 700
3950 Priority Way S Drive, Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Applications must be postmarked by January 22, 2016.

Should you have questions, please contact your Union Representative or contact UFCW Local 700 at 800-334-3619.

UFCW700 Member Fall Scholarship Program

A total of $10,750 in scholarships will be awarded to UFCW Local 700 members or their dependents who have graduated, or will graduate, from high school, or are currently enrolled in college or trade school.

The scholarship awards will be as follows:
Four (4) awards at $1,000 each
One (1) award at $750 each
Twelve (12) awards at $500 each

Applicants must be members of UFCW Local 700 in good standing, or legal dependents of members in good standing.

Applicants must have completed the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) and been accepted to an accredited institution;
OR
Met the requirements and enrolled into a 2-year Community College, Technical or Trade School.

Click here to download the scholarship application.

Complete the application forms, mail, or bring application to:

UFCW Local 700 Scholarship Fund
c/o UFCW Local 700
3950 Priority Way S Drive, Suite 100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240

Applications must be postmarked by August 7, 2015.

Should you have questions, please contact your Union Representative or contact UFCW Local 700 at 800-334-3619.