Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

November 21, 2015

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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




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



Tell the Postmaster General: Make Postal Banking a Reality Now

Did you know that nearly 28% of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks?  

They turn instead to payday lenders, check cashers and other financial predators, spending on average 

nearly 10 percent of their income on fees.



Gear Day is Still Red Hot!

Days are getting shorter and temps may be dropping, but our fight for a good contract is still red hot!



Postal union endorses Sanders, citing efforts to save USPS

The largest union for government postal workers in the United States has endorsed Bernie Sanders 

for president, giving a boost to the Democratic candidates slim labor endorsement list.



Disbursement Schedule for $56 Million Settlement for Small Offices

The Postal Service has notified APWU Clerk Craft officers that employees who are eligible for a portion 

of a $56 million monetary settlement are expected to receive payment prior to Christmas. 

However, our message is: Dont spend it before you get it!



APWU Files Unfair Labor Practice Charge in Response to Stay Survey

The American Postal Workers Union has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the 

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in response to the Stay Survey, in which the 

Postal Service asks newly hired non-career employees about their job satisfaction and 

the quality of their working conditions. The APWU is discouraging 

Postal Support Employees (PSEs) from participating.


'A Big Advance,' Dimondstein Says

NLRB Calls Interference on Staples

The APWU won an important legal victory on Nov. 4 when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 

ruled unanimously that Staples cannot intervene in hearings on charges that the USPS illegally 

subcontracted work to the office-supply chain.



New Congressional Majority Against Mail Delays

The legislative movement against delayed mail achieved an important milestone over the past week. 

For the first time, an outright majority of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives 

is now calling for an end to delayed mail and the return of overnight mail standards. This accomplishment is building 

on the overwhelming and bipartisan 85-11 Senate vote in April against postal cuts.




Young Workers Learn How to Educate, Agitate, Organize!

2015 was the centennial of the execution of labor activist Joe Hill. His famous last words were, Don't mourn... Organize.


These were the opening remarks of APWU President Mark Dimondstein at the first ever 

APWU Young Workers Meeting held in Las Vegas, on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. Young people representing 

over 20 locals assembled during the All-Craft Conference.



Bernie Sanders Touts Postal Banking on Jimmy Kimmel

We have millions and millions of low-income people who have to go to these payday lenders and 

pay outrageous interest rates, he said. Theyre getting ripped off right and left.


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

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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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