Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

November 19, 2018

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday December 9, 2018 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread November 14, 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)







DECEMBER 1, 2018 - DECEMBER 28, 2018



New Ad Against The Sale of the Public Postal Service

Watch the new advertisement below produced by the American Postal Workers Union 

and the National Association of Letter Carriers against the White House's proposal to sell the postal service to private corporations.


Click here for video:



2018 Convention Transcript Now Available

An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWUs 24th Biennial National Convention 

is now available to union members on



Eagle or Vulture? (By Mark Dimondstein)

We wont let the postal eagle be replaced by the vulture. What a great response 

by Legislative Grassroots Coordinator Janice Kelble to the White House of Office Management 

and Budget (OMB) proposal to sell-off the Postal Service to corporations for private profit.



Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Produces 

Video Against Postal Privatization!

In a strong show of solidarity, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA produced a video to 

educate flight attendants about the importance of public services and the role of solidarity in winning our fights.



Update on Explosive Devices in Mail

Federal authorities announced that an arrest was made in connection 

with the explosive devices being sent through the mail.


However, an arrest does not mean the danger is over. There is still a possibility that additional

 pieces remain in the mail stream. APWU leadership again reminds you to be vigilant and 

continue to be on the lookout for any suspicious devices. Alert and observant postal employees 

have already helped to intercept some of the devices in the mail stream.



APWU and USPS Agree to an Additional 30 Days of Negotiations

APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and 

the Postal Service again agreed to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement 

for an additional 30 days until November 20, 2018.



UPDATE: Significant Payroll Issue Identified

The previously announced payroll issue caused by a faulty computer program 

and affected 88,782 APWU represented bargaining unit employees in the Clerk, Maintenance, 

Motor Vehicle Service and Support Services crafts.



APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process



Contract Negotiations Hotline Opened 

Call 866-412-8061 for Updates

The current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the American Postal Workers Union and 

the United States Postal Service expires at midnight September 20, 2018. The union entered the final 

10-day stretch of intense negotiations including days of round-the-clock bargaining on Sept. 10



NWIAL's Human Relations Report
(Airbourne Paper Fiber-Nuisance Dust or Killer?)

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                                                    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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