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September 2, 2014

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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)



NWIAL Retirement Seminar (Click here for info...pdf)

September 20, 2014



AFGE President Seizes the Moment

At a training session sponsored by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 

the union’s president – a fierce supporter of the APWU’s campaign 

to Stop Staples! – collected 423 signatures on postcards to Staples CEO Ron Sargent and took them right over 

to the nearest post office. Solidarity in action!



COLA Increase

APWU members will receive a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of $686 per year in 

September 2014, in accordance with the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The raise is the result 

of an increase in the consumer price index (CPI-W). It is the sixth COLA under the contract. 

The effective date is Sept. 6, 2014 (Pay Period 20-2014, Pay Date Sept. 26, 2014)


Ruler Says:

Don’t Buy Your School Supplies at Staples!

With the back-to-school season in full swing, the APWU 

is asking union members and supporters to make sure parents and teachers get the message: 

Don’t buy your school supplies at Staples.



USPS Guilty of Bad Faith, Unlawful Tactics

NLRB Orders Postal Service to Give APWU Info

The Postal Service engaged in delaying tactics that constituted an unlawful refusal to 

provide the APWU with information about the agency’s deal with Staples, 

an NLRB judge wrote in an Aug. 13 decision.




Stop Service Cuts and Plant Consolidations

Tell Your Congressman: Sign the Letter!

A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives – five Republicans and five Democrats – 

has drafted a letter to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee calling for a one-year moratorium on 

Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down mail delivery.  




APWU to Teachers, Parents:

Don’t Buy School Supplies at Staples

As the back-to-school season moves into high gear, the APWU is ramping up its ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, 

with online ads directed at educators and parents. The ads ask them to buy school supplies elsewhere. 

The APWU has also developed a flyer for distribution to teachers that asks them to honor the boycott.



IT-AS Members Ratify New Contract

Agreement Breaks ‘Pattern’ Set in 2010 Negotiations

APWU members in the IT-Accounting Services Centers (AS) ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement 

by a vote of 592 to 38 in voting that ended Aug. 7, Support Services Director Steve Brooks has announced.




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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