Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

May 2, 2016

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Northwest Illinois Area Local 7140

American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO

194 West Lake Street                         Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Phone:   (630) 833-0088                                                                Fax:   (630) 833-0248

Toll Free: 1-877-472-0140


Carol Stream P&DC                               Palatine P&DC                           Chicago Metro L&DC
 (630) 260-5169                             (847) 590-6627                            (847) 595-7369






Picket at Carol Stream P&DC November 14, 2014

(Click here for more pictures)


APWU Website 'De-Links' Local Websites During Union Election Period

The APWU national election period has begun, and in approximately five months, on Oct. 5, the counting of ballots will begin.

The rules for the election of APWU national officers, as prepared by the National Election Committee, 

appeared in the March/April issue of The American Postal Worker [PDF]. Other rules governing 

the conduct of union elections are promulgated by the Department of Labor.


Labor Cuts Account for 75 Percent of Savings

The Postal Service has cut labor costs by more than $10 billion since the Postal Accountability and 

Enhancement Act (PAEA) was passed in 2006, but its cost-cutting strategies are not sustainable, 

according to a recent report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).



Idaho Sends Resolution Opposing Plant Consolidations to U.S. Senate

An Idaho resolution opposing mail processing plant consolidations and USPS service cuts 

was delivered to the U.S. Senate on April 19 a year after Postal Service shuttered the Pocatello plant.



Philly BMC Local Supports Verizon Workers

Members of the Philly BMC Local 7048 showed support for striking Verizon workers on April 18.


Sign a petition.
Find an event and join them on the picket line:
Watch their new video to hear the stories of Verizon workers.
Click here to read the press release from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) with key strike locations.



Union Wraps Up Opening Round In Contract Arbitration

On April 5 and 6 the APWU completed the opening round of its case before the arbitration panel that 

will decide the terms of a new contract, with testimony supporting the unions economic package and 

proposals to eliminate multiple tiers within the workforce.


2-Cent Postage Cut is Bad News

A ruling by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that required the Postal Service to lower 

postage rates from 49 to 47 cents will disrupt service and undermine a great national treasure, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.


Union Negotiates New Health Benefit for PSEs

Postal Support Employees (PSEs) will soon be able to sign up for health insurance during their 

first year of employment, President Mark Dimondstein has announced. Currently, PSEs can enroll only after they 

complete their first 360-day appointment.


APWU: Support 39,000 Striking Verizon Workers

APWU President Mark Dimondstein is calling on union members to support 39,000 Verizon workers 

who went on strike on April 13.  The contract for workers from Maine to Virginia expired in August, but months 

of effort to get the telecommunications giant to negotiate reasonably have failed.



Judy Beard to Take the Reins as Legislative Director

APWU President Mark Dimondstein has appointed Judy Beard to serve as Legislative and Political director, 

effective April 16. She will fill the vacancy created when John Marcotte becomes Health Plan director 

following the retirement of William Kaczor. In accordance with APWU Constitution, the National Executive Board approved the appointments. 



Nancy Olumekor Moves to Retirees Director

Nancy Olumekor was appointed Retirees Department director by President Dimondstein, and 

the appointment was approved by the National Executive Board.

Prior to her appointment, she was a Clerk Craft National Business Agent 

in the Eastern Region, a position she held for 16 years.



Legislative Director John Marcotte Appointed Health Plan Director

Legislative and Political Director John Marcotte has been appointed APWU Health Plan Director by President Mark Dimondstein. 

Marcottes appointment, which was approved by the National Executive Board, is effective April 16, when William Kaczor, the current director, retires.



Make Preparations Now for National Convention

Locals, state organizations and members-at-large are urged to begin making plans now for the 

American Postal Workers Unions 23rd Biennial Convention, which will take place Aug. 22-25, in Orlando, FL.  

Fighting for Justice is the theme of this years convention.  



NWIAL's Human Relations Report
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EARLY RETIREMENTS UPDATE                                     LiteBlue 
Home PC Access to PostalEASE)

FMLA CLASS ACTION                                   POSTAL REFORM

   ANTHRAX INFORMATION                                  UPDATE  INFO

OFFICERS                               FLOOR SPREAD (Newsletters)

DIRECTORS                                                             FMLA

STEWARDS                                       CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  CONSTITUTION                                           LOCAL LINE

 LMOU                                                         CONTRACT 

ASSOCIATE OFFICES                                   SEND MESSAGE


MUTUAL TRANSFER                                               NAME OR ADDRESS CHANGE

APWU FACTS                                         REAL FACTS ABOUT POSTAL SERVICE

PAY INFORMATION                                LINKS                   OTHER LOCAL LINKS


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The Northwest Illinois Area Local 7140 of the APWU represents more than 1,500 members in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, at Carol Stream P&DC IL, Palatine P&DC IL, and the Chicago Metro Surface Hub, and the following Associate Offices: Bellwood, Franklin Park, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Northbrook, River Grove, Winnetka, Glencoe, Glenview, Lake Forest, Golf, Techny, Wilmette, Wheaton and Winfield.

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