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

National Staffing Advocate Training: DC

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Washington DC: In an effort to continue providing...

2021 National Maintenance Agreements

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The following summary identifies all of the...

“Deep Cleaning” MMO-03-20 Challenged by APWU

(This article first appeared in the November/December issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) In March 2020, the Postal service notified APWU...

Maintenance: 50 Years Later

(This article first appeared in the September-October issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) In 1971, five independent and separate unions...