Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

December 10, 2014

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday January 11, 2015 (No December Meeting) at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread November 26, 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)



November 10, 2014 - December 8, 2014


Picket at Carol Stream P&DC November 14, 2014

(Click here for more pictures)


Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee Convenes

Members of the union’s Rank-and-File Bargaining Advisory Committee held their first meeting in 

Washington, DC, on Dec. 8 and 9, where they heard presentations from union officers about 

negotiations, and engaged in lively give-and-take.



Union Wins $56 Million Remedy for Postmasters Performing Craft Work

The APWU reached a $56 million settlement with the USPS on Dec. 5 to resolve

 a long-standing dispute over postmasters and supervisors in small offices performing bargaining unit work. 



Young People Love the Postal Service Best

Few postal workers were surprised by a recent Gallup Poll that found that Americans rate the 

Postal Service highest among 13 government agencies – after all, the USPS routinely ranks at the top of such surveys.



Workers Cheer Decision: PMG Donahoe to Step Down

Postal workers across the country cheered at the announcement on Nov. 14 that 

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is stepping down, effective Feb. 1. Delegates to the APWU national 

convention in July had voted unanimously to seek his resignation



Statement to APWU Members from President Mark Dimondstein

Re: USPS Cyber Security Breach

The security breach in the Postal Service’s data systems that compromised 

personal information about postal employees, including all active and some retired workers, is a very troubling matter.



Retiree COLAs Set at 1.7%

The Social Security Administration has announced a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 1.7 percent 

for the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). 

The increase will be reflected in January 2015 annuity payments.





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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