Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

August 29, 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)


NWIAL Retirement Seminar September 26, 2015

(Click here for more info and flyer)



Hearing on USPS-Staples Deal Dominated by Legal Wrangling

A hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples was dominated 

by procedural wrangling on Aug. 17 and 18. The hearing before Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas of the 

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will resume on Nov. 2.




Grand Alliance Delegation Meets with Postmaster General

A delegation representing six member organizations of A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service 

met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan at Postal Headquarters in Washington, DC, on Aug. 13. The meeting 

was “a historic first” for the Alliance, which is dedicated to building a vibrant, public Postal Service for generations to come.



NLRB Strikes Major Blow to USPS-Staples Deal

In a major blow to the Postal Service’s deal with Staples, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 

has issued a complaint charging that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain and ordering 

the agency to return the work that existed on July 31, 2014, to the APWU bargaining unit. A hearing is scheduled before 

an NLRB Administrative Law Judge on Aug. 17.



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 
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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