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.

Temporary Resources for COVID-19 Related Cleaning Requirements

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

In order to accommodate those installations staffed by Maintenance Craft Custodians where supplemental cleaning resources are needed due to COVID-19 related absenteeism, or where postal custodians decline to do COVID-19 related required cleaning, the parties at the HQ level agreed to the following provisions in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):

1. Available postal career custodians, either Full-Time Regular, or Part-Time Regular, within the facility shall be utilized up to the maximum hours allowed by Article 8. Postal custodians may volunteer to be utilized outside the facility after completing their regularly assigned duties.

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