Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

April 28, 2017

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday May 7, 2017 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread April 25, 2017, 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







NWIAL's Legislative Report

By Doreene Motley


2017 Bid Posting Schedule



Great Lakes Area Order Bids Reverted (PDF)



Join a May Day Event!

May Day, the annual holiday recognizing the international working class, 

will be celebrated around the world on May 1.



APWU Receives Favorable Arbitration Ruling

Arbitrator Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service failed to make a good faith 

effort to return 362 administrative and technical jobs to the Clerk Craft.



Workers Memorial Day is April 28

The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on April 28, 

to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and 

to revitalize the fight for workplace safety.



APWU to Join People’s Climate March on April 29

On Saturday, April 29, APWU members will join allies from labor, civil rights, environmental 

and political reform groups for the People’s Climate March in Washington, DC.



Postal Reform Questions & Answers

In order to have a healthy, sustainable, public Postal Service, legislation is necessary to protect 

postal customers and postal workers from USPS’s current financial crisis.



Marjorie Stapleton Memorial Scholarship



2017 APWU Scholarship Deadline Extended

The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over 

a four-year period) and vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) has been extended 

to May 31, 2017, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. 


Motor Vehicle Service PSE Salary Exception Agreement Reached

On March 10, the Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Postal Service that 

remedies the situation where Motor Vehicle Service Postal Support Employees (PSE) who had 

been granted a salary exception were converted to career status within the same craft but to a lower 

level and received a starting salary rate in accordance with 

the June 6, 2014 MOU “Re: Resolution of Postal Support Employee (PSE) Salary Exception Issues,”  and its April 3, 2015 addendum.



18th Biennial APWU POWER Convention is Aug 24-27

The 18th Biennial APWU Post Office Women for Equal Rights (POWER) Convention will take place 

Thursday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.



APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference is May 2

The 2017 APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference will be held in Washington, DC 

at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University on May 2, 2017



Union Administration Trainings Scheduled

Union Administration Training for the Southern Region will take place from May 7 through May 13, 2017 

at the Hyatt Regency (253 Peachtree Street NE) in Atlanta, GA



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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