MS 1 BEM Staffing Updates

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Building Equipment Maintenance (BEM) Mechanics are responsible for maintaining postal building infrastructures, namely (1) Building Electrical Systems (...

Custodian Team Cleaning (CTC): Doomed to Fail

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun Beginning in 2012, The US Postal Service embarked on a “Pilot” program to replace the 1983...

Arbitrator Rejects APWU Challenges to Roof Maintenance

In a decision issued on Friday, January 4, 2019, Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service did not violate the National Agreement in 2011 when it decided to subcontract roof maintenance and repair work. The Union contended that...

New Maintenance Division Appointments

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Maintenance Division Director Idowu Balogun Filling Maintenance Vacancies — Part II This is Part II of an article started by our late...

Letters

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  Feb. 18, 2018 Dear Editor Mark Dimondstein, My name is Susan Nichols and I am sending you this [letter and photograph below] on behalf of the group of...

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