Official Northwest Illinois Area Local Website

October 16, 2018

      Next NWIAL Memberhip Meeting Sunday October 21, 2018 at 2:30PM...........Updated Floorspread September 11, 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)






Next NWIAL Membership Meeting October 21, 2018



APWU Reaches Agreement on an Updated RI-399 Process



APWU and Postal Management Agree to Extend Negotiations

 Deadline until October 20, 2018

APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced that the union and the Postal Service have agreed 

to extend negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement for 30 days.



Join Together THIS Thursday and 

Participate in National Union Gear Day!

September 20, 2018 marks the expiration of our Collective Bargaining Agreement between the APWU and 

the USPS. There is much at stake for members of the American Postal Workers Union as your 

negotiating committee is fighting to protect job security, win fair wage increases, maintain our COLA, expand rights of PTFs 

and PSEs alike, seek to end the divisive multi-tier wage structure and expand postal services.



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



Clerk Craft Settles 4 National Disputes with USPS

The Clerk Craft recently settled four (4) Step 4 National Disputes with the Postal Service that 

(1.) address the assignment of injured on duty employees in USPS “pilot” or experimental programs, 

(2.) Lead Clerk duties and leading other employees, same level and higher, 

(3.) 204B details to non-supervisory positions, and 

(4.) Lead Clerk and TACs training and duties.



APWU Arbitration Award Restores Rules for Employees 

Using Leave Without Pay to Campaign

APWU members can continue to volunteer in political campaigns under the long-standing leave-without-pay 

rules in the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). A national arbitrator rejected changes 

the Postal Service made to the Leave Without Pay (LWOP) rules for how employees request LWOP to 

participate in political activities organized by their unions






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                                                    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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