Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

October 18, 2014

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday November 2, 2014 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread October 6, 2014, 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)


Dimondstein Talks to Ed Schultz

In an interview on The Ed Schultz Show on Oct. 16, APWU President Mark Dimondstein 

explained how USPS plans to lower "service standards" and close 82 mail processing plants 

would slow mail delivery throughout the country. The cuts would affect every postal patron, 

regardless of where they live, and would send the Postal Service into "a death spiral," he said.



Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

The four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to send a message to 

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!


PMG Expands Staples Dirty Deal

‘Don’t Buy’ Movement Grows

As the one-year anniversary of the Postal Service’s no-bid deal with Staples 

approaches, the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement is continuing to grow.



‘Pecking Order’ Set for Filling

New Positions in POStPlan Offices

The APWU and USPS have agreed on a “pecking order” for filling newly created positions in POStPlan Installations

A recent arbitration award will result in the creation of 9,000 new Clerk Craft jobs in six-hour and four-hour 

offices affected by the POStPlan. The pecking order is based on the arbitration award and 

the subsequent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).



APWU Backs Retirees’ Demand to Re-Open Social Security Offices

APWU President Mark Dimondstein spoke at a rally sponsored by the Alliance for Retired 

Americans on Oct. 2, as the  group delivered petitions with more than 700,000 signatures 

demanding that the Social Security Administration reopen field offices. The agency recently closed offices nationwide.




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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