Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

July 2, 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

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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.




House Committee Approves Amendment To Restore Postal Service Standards

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment on June 17 to restore 

postal service standards, in a bipartisan vote, 26-23. Six Republicans joined all of the 

committee’s Democrats to endorse the measure, which was introduced by Rep. Chakah Fattah (D-PA). 


Union Fights for ‘Economic Justice’

Contract Mediation Gets Underway

Representatives of the APWU and USPS met with officials of the Federal Mediation

 and Conciliation Service (FMCS) on June 9 to begin mediation on a new collective bargaining agreement.




Postal Unions Oppose Fast Track

In a joint letter to members of the House of Representatives, the presidents of the National Association 

of Letter Carriers, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and APWU expressed opposition to the “Fast Track” trade 

bill pending before the Congress. Voting on the measure is expected to take place on Friday, June 12.




Postal Unions Ask President To Designate July 26 ‘Postal Heritage Day’

The four postal unions have asked the White House to issue a Presidential Proclamation 

designating July 26, the agency’s 240th birthday, “Postal Heritage Day.”




Postal Retirees May be Affected by OPM Data Breach

Postal retirees may be among those affected by a breach in the computer system of the Office of Personnel 

Management (OPM), Retirees Department Director Judy Beard reports. OPM announced June 4 

that the records of 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised in a cyber attack the agency discovered in April.




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

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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.




APWU, Sister Postal Unions Win Right to Bargain Over Cyber Intrusions

In a precedent-setting agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board, the APWU and its sister 

postal unions won the right to bargain with the Postal Service over a massive data security breach that took place in 2014.




USPS Demands Cuts in Pay, Benefits, Job Security

Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27.


The USPS scuttled any prospect of reaching a deal by insisting on severe cuts in pay and benefits, despite the fact 

that progress had been made on many non-economic issues, President Mark Dimondstein reported. “Management’s economic 

demands and proposed changes to the workforce structure were completely unacceptable,” he said.




What Can Union Members Do?

“Our fight for a good contract now enters a new stage, but the role of rank-and-file 

union members remains critical,” President Dimondstein said.




Is Check-Cashing Coming to a Post Office Near You?

OIG Report Paints Bright Future for Postal Banking

A report by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) released May 21 outlines the next steps for implementing 

postal banking, in which post offices would offer basic financial services – providing affordable banking transactions to 

every zip code in the US, while strengthening the Postal Service.






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

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 LMOU                                                         CONTRACT 

ASSOCIATE OFFICES                                   SEND MESSAGE


MUTUAL TRANSFER                                               NAME OR ADDRESS CHANGE

APWU FACTS                                         REAL FACTS ABOUT POSTAL SERVICE

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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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