Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

February 16, 2017

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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







NWIAL's Legislative Report

By Doreene Motley



2017 Bid Posting Schedule 



2017 Leave Chart



Significant COLA Increase

Career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 16 cent per hour cost-of-living 

adjustment (COLA) effective March 4, in accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

(Postal Support Employees are not eligible for cost-of-living increases, but they receive five general wage 

increases under the 2015-2018 contract).



2015-2018 Contract Available to Order

The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the United States Postal Service 

and the American Postal Workers Union has been sent to the printer and is available as a pdf. Hard copies 

of the CBA are available for purchase on the APWU store.



APWU Celebrates Black History Month



A Positive Step Forward

On Feb. 7, a hearing was held before the full House Committee on Oversight and 

Government Reform on the Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756).



Postal Reform Legislation Introduced

On January 31, 2017, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders 

introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017, H.R. 756. Currently, the APWU Legislative & Political 

Department is reviewing the legislation with APWU leadership.



USPS Exempt from Federal Hiring Freeze

The U.S. Offices of Personnel Management (OPM) and Management & Budget (OMB) published 

a joint memorandum on Tuesday, January 31 providing guidance regarding the Federal Employee hiring freeze on January 23, 2017.

The hiring freeze does not include the U.S. Postal Service.




The USPS and Staples Deal Is Over

Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program 

in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017.



APWU, USPS Sign Agreement For Offices Without a Local Union Structure

The APWU signed an updated agreement December 22, 2016, for Members-at-Large who 

work in small post offices that are not represented by a local union.




Together We Stopped the TPP!!

he 114th U.S. Congressional session is over and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is officially dead. 

This victory comes despite it being a signature effort of the White House and Republican-controlled Congress, 

supported by business lobbyists and the Chamber of Commerce.



2017 Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & QuickBooks Training

The Secretary-Treasurer’s Department will be hosting an Officer’s Fiduciary Responsibility & 

QuickBooks Training in Atlanta, GA from March 9-11, 2017. 





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

  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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