About the Maintenance Division

The Maintenance Craft is a diverse and complex division of the APWU, comprised of approximately 40,000 employees. 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.

Events

APWU/USPS concluded ET- 11 Virtual LMOU Negotiations

The Maintenance Division recently concluded the negotiation for National Support Technicians Local Memorandum of Understanding on April 19, 2021, after several months of delays due to the COVID pandemic. The parties agreed to continue to explore Modified Work Week, even after the conclusion of the Negotiation timeframe. The only item that was declared impasse was the request to Tele Commute. 

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Mail Processing Equipment Arbitration

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The Maintenance National Officers arbitrated a section of Electronic Work Hours Estimated Program (eWHEP) on May 18-19, before a newly selected National Arbitrator, Margo Newman. The union framed our primary issue as:

Did the Postal Service at the HQ Level violate the CBA when the they unilaterally changed the process in which the number of operational tours for mail processing equipment is entered into eMARS (Electronic Maintenance Activity Reporting System) by local management for staffing purposes?

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Latest News

July 9, 2021

Mail Processing Equipment Arbitration

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) The Maintenance...

May 7, 2021

How to Challenge Your eWHEP Staffing Package

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Editor’s Note: The...

May 3, 2021

APWU/USPS concluded ET- 11 Virtual LMOU Negotiations

The Maintenance Division recently concluded the negotiation for National Support Technicians Local Memorandum of...

March 26, 2021

National Executive Board votes unanimously to cancel the 2020 National Convention

While we all cannot wait to gather together again, the leadership of APWU takes the health and safety of our members...

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