Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

January 26, 2015

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday February 8, 2015 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread December 11 & 29, 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)



Picket at Carol Stream P&DC November 14, 2014

(Click here for more pictures)


With a Golden Parachute in Hand, Donahoe Opposes Retirement for Young Workers

When Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe retires at the end of the week, hell get a retirement package of more than $4 million.  

Not bad for a civil servant.


But in his controversial farewell address to reporters at the National Press Club on Jan. 6, Donahoe made clear 

that he doesnt think the unions newest members deserve any postal retirement at all. 




Contract Training Session: Ready to Get Started!

Training for the unions campaign to win a good contract moved to the Northeast Region 

on Jan. 21 and 22, and participants left the two-day session ready to get started.



New MOU to Create Hundreds of Career Jobs in Level 4 POStPlan Offices

An addendum to the Sept. 22, 2013, POStPLAN Memorandum of Understanding will place a number 

of career jobs into Level 4 post offices, which otherwise would have been staffed exclusively with 

Postal Support Employees (PSEs). The offices in question are open four hours per day.



Contract Campaign Training Sparks Great Enthusiasm

Training for the unions campaign to win a good contract got underway for locals 

in the APWUs Western Region on Jan. 6, and participants left the two-day session downright excited about the possibilities.




Who Qualifies as a Medical Officer with Authority to Sign CDL Health Cards?

The APWU has received clarification from the Postal Service regarding who qualifies as 

a medical officer with authority to sign Department of Transportation health cards for postal employees 

with Commercial Drivers Licenses.




OIG: Postal Service, Customers Would Suffer if Mail Processing Were Eliminated

A little-noticed OIG report bolsters the unions position that mail processing plants 

are crucial to Postal Service operations and should not be privatized.




NWIAL's Human Relations Report
(Airbourne Paper Fiber-Nuisance Dust or Killer?)

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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