Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

August 15, 2018

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday September 9, 2018 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread July 5, 2018, 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





Rest In Peace

NWIAL Treasurer Alkesh Modi

(more pictures)




2018 Illinois Postal Workers Union State Convention Pictures

(Hosted by NWIAL #7140)



(Deadline August 12, 2018)



NWIAL Retirement Seminar September 29, 2018



Seventh and Final COLA under the 2015 Contract Agreement Announced

In accordance with the 2015-2018 APWU/USPS Collective Bargaining Agreement (union contract), career 

employees represented by the APWU will receive a 31 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective September 1, 2018



APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees 

Using Leave Without Pay to Campaign

APWU members can continue to volunteer in political campaigns under the long-standing leave-without-pay 

rules in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). A national arbitrator rejected changes 

the Postal Service made to the Leave Without Pay (LWOP) rules for how employees request LWOP to 

participate in political activities organized by their unions



Remembering President Emeritus William Burrus

December 13, 1936 - May 19, 2018



Resolution Opposing Privatization of the 

Postal Service Introduced in Congress

On July 16, a leading group of Congressional representatives took action 

to help combat a proposal to privatize the Postal Service.



New Benefits Secured for Postal Support Employees (PSEs)

In the 2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and the US Postal Service, 

the parties established a “Workforce Benefits, Employment Opportunities, Training and Education Fund.” 



Fired Up and Ready to Go! 

Contract Negotiations Begin Between the APWU and USPS

The American Postal Workers Union began negotiations for a new union 

contract with the U.S. Postal Service with an opening session on June 26th.


APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process

After decades of jurisdictional disputes, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) reached agreement 

with the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) and the Postal Service on an updated RI-399

 procedure for jurisdictional work assignments to Clerks and Mail Handlers.



24th Biennial National Convention Announced

The 24th Biennial National Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20 – 23, 2018

Pre-Convention Workshops will be held on Friday, August 17 and Division Conferences on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. 

The BMC Conference will be held the Friday following the convention, on August 24.



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                                                    LOCAL LINE

  CONSTITUTION                                  CONTRACT         

                                   LMOU                            DIRECTIONS TO UNION OFFICE                       

ASSOCIATE OFFICES                                   SEND MESSAGE 

                                                                                      FOR WINDOW CLERKS                           

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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