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The Belden Factor
Welcome from DENNY BELDEN: Editor
Hello Brothers and Sisters!
Welcome to The Belden Factor! Rick Owens has been gracious enough to
invite me here to share some of my thoughts with you on a separate section
of PEN and I am truly honored. I hope to give you some informative bits
and pieces about your job, through decisions and arbitrations, and also
just some op-ed stuff of my own…my own personal rantings and ravings if
you will. Some of you may know me as VetCarrier on a number of postal
forums, but Postal Employee Network is my home base.
I hope to share with you some of my thoughts on management and sometimes
some lighthearted commentary as well as some angry ones. I hope to offer
the new carriers some great insight to their jobs and what it entails and
what rights you have as a carrier and what not to let management do to
you! For the veteran carriers I hope to add to your knowledge with some
more in depth studies of the general knowledge of our jobs. Some great
Step 4 decisions and arbitrations that may help you in the daily beat down
management tries to give us each day. Perhaps by a little knowledge, it
will help you get through another day of the drudgery management heaps on
us. I didn’t know what an Art 8 was 4 yrs. ago and now I have to explain
the intricacies of Art 8 to my floor supervisor so he can understand when
he has to pay penalty time to and ODL carrier! Knowledge is power!
I hope you will enjoy my articles as much as I have writing them. Contact
me on the City Carriers Message Board with any issues you may want me to
write about. I am not expert on any issues, but am knowledgeable on many,
so I will help when I can. I am also an OWCP rep. for our branch and can
answer many questions for you. There are also many other carriers on the
carrier board who are expert in their fields so ask away.
Rick has provided a great site for information sharing and we hope to keep
it this way. Many other sites have gone to name calling and political
banter. We hope that this site stays an informational postal site. Where
you can come and ask your questions about your job and get answers. I hope
I can add to this great site with my articles and commentary and I hope
you support Rick and all his sponsors so that this site can continue being
the best informational site on the internet!
BE INFORMED! BE PROFESSIONAL! BE UNION!
Orlando FL Br. 1091
from Rick Owens
Founder: Postal Employee Network
I would like to THANK YOU for agreeing to keep all of us up to speed on
NALC-USPS issues and on other subject matter that will help and/or inform
our PEN members and guests. It is not easy to work your postal job, manage
your NALC responsibilities, AND author The Belden Factor on top of all of
this. Our members and guests will appreciate your hard work and your
interest in pointing us down the right path.
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