Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

September30, 2015

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday October 11, 2015 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread September 14, 2015, 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




Floorspread February 2014 

By NWIAL 601 Clerk Craft Director, Calvin Taylor



NWIAL 2014 Election Results (PDF)


Picket at Carol Stream P&DC November 14, 2014

(Click here for more pictures)


2015 FEHB Open Season

November 9, 2015 - December 14, 2015



Self Plus One Available Next Open Season



50-Mile Limit - Minimizing Excessing Memo Extended

The APWU and the USPS have agreed upon two Memoranda of Understanding: Minimizing Excessing 

and Peak Season Exception Periods, in addition to a Maintenance-specific Step 4 Settlement, 

that are all interconnected and result in the extension of the 50-mile memo on Sept. 28, 2015, 

APWU President Mark Dimondstein announced.




Contract Negotiations Update

As we say in our union, The Struggle Continues  And our struggle to 

secure a new Collective Bargaining Agreement continues as well.


The mediation process, which began in June under the auspices of the 

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, is drawing to a close.


Mediation is designed to facilitate a voluntary agreement between the union and management, 

but up this point, there has been no substantial progress.




Do You Stand with Postal Workers? Part Two

Did you sign the postcard yet? Thousands have already taken the pledge.  Check out this video sequel to find out why!




Check out the Contract NOW Armband

APWU members can literally wear their solidarity on their sleeve with the new Contract NOW armband.


The horizontal armband, bearing the slogan, Good Service! Good Jobs! Contract Now! is available at the APWU store for $6 each.




On Thursdays

Wear APWU Shirts, Buttons, Caps and Gear

As the union prepare for mediation on a new collective bargaining agreement the role of 

rank-and-file members remains critical, APWU President Mark Dimondstein says.  Your continued involvement can 

make a difference as we move to mediation and possibly to arbitration, he said.





NWIAL's Human Relations Report
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EARLY RETIREMENTS UPDATE                                     LiteBlue 
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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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