Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

July 19, 2016

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday August 14, 2016 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread June 6, 2016, click Floorspread below)     


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







Dimondstein Congratulates Union Members in New Contract Video

APWU President Mark Dimondstein congratulates union members for their role in 

winning a new  Collective Bargaining Agreement in a five-minute video. 



Life Insurance Open Season to Run Sept. 1 through Sept. 30

First FEGLI Open Season Since 2004

The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) will have an Open Season from Sept. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2016, 

reports Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004.




Candidates’ Online Statements Posted

Statements by candidates for national union office are posted on

in accordance with Article 11.3.c.2 of the APWU Constitution. To view the statements, click here 

and follow the log-in instructions for the Members Only section.



We Have a New Union Contract!

The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!


On July 8th, Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued his arbitration award that sets the wages, hours 

and conditions of employment in our new union contract.



Contract Town Hall Call - July 21

APWU members are invited to join President Mark Dimondstein for a live CBA Arbitration Award Town Hall Call 

on July 21. at 12 p.m. or 8 p.m. To participate, you must register online by 4 p.m. (EDT), July 20.

Click here to register. 

If you are experiencing difficulties registering online, call 202-216-2652.


Ballot Placement Set for Election Of APWU National Officers

Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has certified the union members listed below as candidates for 

national union office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution.




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.





NWIAL's Human Relations Report
(Airbourne Paper Fiber-Nuisance Dust or Killer?)

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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