Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

January 17, 2017

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday Februaru 12, 2017 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread November 16, 2016, 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



Message from President Dimondstein

Click here to watch President Dimondstein's message to APWU members saluting them 

and the union's many supporters for their work to stop the USPS-Staples deal. 




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.



First Meeting of Young Members Committee

The newly formed National Young Members Committee had their first meeting on Nov. 5, 2016. 

Its creation is a result of the resolution passed at the 23rd National Convention.



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.



Landmark Arbitration Decision Upholding Craft Assignments and Job Posting Rights

Arbitrator Stephen Goldberg issued a decision on Dec. 8, 2016, holding that the Postal Service violated 

the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it failed to assign Sales Retention Team (SRT) center work to the Clerk Craft and post the positions for bid. 



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. 



Updated APWU Constitution Posted

The updated APWU Constitution & Bylaws has been posted. The new constitution includes 

changes adopted by delegates to the union’s 23rd National Convention in August 2016.






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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