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.

Custodian Team Cleaning (CTC): Doomed to Fail

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Beginning in 2012, The US Postal Service embarked on a “Pilot” program to replace the 1983 Housekeeping Handbook MS 47 TL 3 with Custodian Team Cleaning (CTC). The CTC concept was created by a Utah based company called Manage Men. The new handbook was titled MS 47 TL 5.

By the end of 2014, USPS rolled out the Pilot program nationwide as the new standard of operation. Under CTC, four custodians are jointly responsible for completing all assigned tasks. The four specialists include the Restroom Specialist, Vacuum Specialist, Light Duty Specialist and Utility Specialist. Three of the four specialists visit each room, with the exception of the Restroom Specialist, creating the Team Cleaning Concept. Each specialist’s duties are as follows:

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APWU National Postal Press Association Biennial Conference

July 31, 2019 to August 3, 2019

1 Prairie Meadows Dr

Altoona, IA 50009

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National Deaf and Hard of Hearing Conference

August 27, 2019

692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Phone: (410) 859-5700

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All Craft Conference

October 25, 2019 to October 31, 2019

3645 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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34th Annual APWU Health Plan Open Season Seminar

October 26, 2019 to October 29, 2019

309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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