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.

Custodial Team Cleaning Failed the COVID Test

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

In the March-April 2019 issue, we raised the alarm that the Custodial Team Cleaning Program (CTC), along with its chemicals, was doomed to fail. We raised the alarm that CTC drastically reduced custodial staff employees by over 30 percent across the country. Cleaning Frequencies were gutted to bare bones and cleaning chemicals and tools were “standardized.” We loudly warned the USPS in private and during the national interest arbitration that the safety and well-being of our employees is a serious concern and is at stake. Unfortunately, the warning and our efforts fell on deaf ears as postal management marched forward blindly towards the cliff.

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