Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

March 28, 2018

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday April 8, 2018 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread March 22, 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

(Hosted by NWIAL #7140)



(Illinois Postal Workers Union)




APWU Reaches Monetary Settlement with 

USPS on POStPlan Staffing Violations

On February 9, the Clerk Craft reached a $49.9 million dollar settlement with the USPS 

on POStPlan staffing violations. The monetary settlement follows a ruling by 

Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg that the Postal Service violated Arbitrator Goldberg’s previous award 

of September 5, 2014 and a subsequent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dated September 22, 2014.



White House Budget for 2019 Continues Attacks on Postal and Federal Workers

The White House introduced its proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget to Congress last week. 

This non-binding proposal begins an annual, months-long government funding process and also showcases 

the Administration’s funding priorities, setting the tone for budget negotiations.  


First COLA Increase of 2018

In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented 

by the APWU will receive a 25 cent per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), effective March 3



Clerk Craft and USPS Agree on $36 Million Remedy 

Settlement for Violations Regarding Sales Retention Teams

On Jan. 12, the Clerk Craft and the USPS agreed on a $36 million remedy settlement 

for the Postal Service’s violations regarding the Sales Retention Team (SRT) Pilot Program.



WARNING! Voluntary Early Retirement has Potential Side Effects

The Voluntary Early Retirement (VER) recently announced for eligible Clerk Craft employees 

by the Postal Service has generated many questions from the members of the APWU. 

The Postal Service published a list of 93 questions and answers shared with our members in an earlier Web article.



APWU Clashes with Management on New 3971 Language

The Postal Service’s Request for or Notification of Absence (Form 3971) has been amended to 

include a new section applicable to those going on leave without pay (LWOP) for official union business.



Senate Tax Bill Punishes Working People

The Senate is set to vote on a disastrous tax bill this week, after their House counterparts passed 

a tax reform bill earlier this month. Much like the House plan, this bill would 

punish working families and reward the wealthy elites with tax breaks.



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.


Sign the APWU Pledge

The APWU needs YOU to join the fight for workers' rights, voter's rights, an improved education system, postal banking, safety net for seniors, 

$15 an hour minimum wage, health care for all, and economic and social justice. Sign the pledge to be active in at least four or more

activities between now and April 30, 2018. 



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FMLA CLASS ACTION                                   POSTAL REFORM

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DIRECTORS                                                             FMLA

STEWARDS                                                    LOCAL LINE

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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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