Idowu Balogun

Director, Maintenance Division

(202) 842-4213

1300 L Street NW
Washington DC 20005

The Maintenance Craft is a diverse and complex division of the APWU. In addition to the three national officers who work at the union's headquarters in Washington, DC, representation is provided by nine Maintenance National Business Agents (NBAs) and three all-craft NBAs.

The Maintenance Division is comprised of approximately 40,000 employees, covering all pay grades — from 1 to 11— and more than 50 different position descriptions. It covers a wide variety of duties, including general office work, cleaning, mechanical, electronic, carpenter, painter, electrician and plumber. Staffing is divided into five general areas: Building Services (custodial); Field Maintenance; Administrative; Building Equipment (physical building and environment); and Mechanized (all postal equipment).

There are fewer than 600 part-time regulars, with the remainder of the employees being full-time regulars.

Idowu Balogun News Articles

COVID-19 Emergency Considerations for Fiscal Year 2020

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parties agree the...

POStPlan Award Implementation

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) On February 10, the Maintenance Craft Division...

Improper Article 12 Notification

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  We have received information from all parts...

Maintenance Craft Arbitration Testimony

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ The following is a shortened version of...