Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

September 15, 2016

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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







Tell Congress: Stop the Secret Trade Deal

Today is the National Call-In Day to stop a vote on the TPP (the Trans-Pacific Partnership) 

in the “lame duck” session of Congress that follows the election.



Vote in Election of National Union Officers

Ballots for the 2016 Election of APWU National Officers will be mailed to members’ homes 

Saturday, Sept. 10, to Thursday, Sept. 15. All members “in good standing” as of June 24, 2016, will receive a ballot.



Willie Nelson Featured in New ‘Grand Alliance’ Video

In a heartwarming two-minute video, Willie Nelson, the iconic musician and founder of Farm Aid, 

shares his personal connection to the Postal Service and calls on 

viewers to join A Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service.



Two Settlements Address DBCS Staffing And Employee Orientation Disputes

The APWU and USPS signed two important Step 4 settlements recently, 

Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has announced. 


On Aug. 24, with the help of Assistant Clerk Craft Director Lynn Pallas-Barber, McKinnon reached agreement 

with the Postal Service on the issue of whether the “normal staffing” of two clerks per machine on 

Delivery Bar Code Sorters (DBCS) should be a minimum requirement.



APWU Retirees: Still Fighting for Justice!

APWU retirees no longer work in the post office, but they are still a fighting force in the union and their 

communities. Delegates from around the country who attended the Retiree Conference held in conjunction 

with the 23rd Biennial APWU National Convention made that crystal clear. 



MVS Continues to Fight Subcontracting

The Motor Vehicle Service Craft has won some major battles in the fight against subcontracting, 

but challenges still lie ahead, MVS Craft Director Michael O. Foster said at the craft conference prior to the National Convention.



Thriving Clerk Craft is Ready for More!

Members of the Clerk Craft have a reason to celebrate: For the first time in over 

a decade, the craft has grown. After losing more than 100,000 jobs since 2003, 15,000 new members 

have been added to the rolls.



National Executive Board Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The APWU National Executive Board endorsed Hillary Clinton for president by acclamation 

on July 29, the day after she received the nomination of the Democratic Party.



Life Insurance Open Season to Run Sept. 1 through Sept. 30

First FEGLI Open Season Since 2004

The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) will have an Open Season from Sept. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2016, 

reports Legislative and Political Director Judy Beard. This is the first FEGLI Open Season since 2004.



Candidates’ Online Statements Posted

Statements by candidates for national union office are posted on

in accordance with Article 11.3.c.2 of the APWU Constitution. To view the statements, click here 

and follow the log-in instructions for the Members Only section.



Ballot Placement Set for Election Of APWU National Officers

Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has certified the union members listed below as candidates for 

national union office by referendum balloting, as mandated by the APWU Constitution.



APWU Website 'De-Links' Local Websites During Union Election Period

The APWU national election period has begun, and in approximately five months, on Oct. 5, the counting of ballots will begin.

The rules for the election of APWU national officers, as prepared by the National Election Committee, 

appeared in the March/April issue of The American Postal Worker [PDF]. Other rules governing 

the conduct of union elections are promulgated by the Department of Labor.





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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