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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Postal Workers Outside Michele Bachmann's office
Postal Workers Rally Outside Bachmann’s Office [AUDIO]
WAITE PARK – Postal workers rallied today (Tuesday) outside the office of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Waite Park. It was just one of several rallies held throughout the country.
Michael Kaehler is the President of the St. Cloud American Postal Workers Union. He says Congress got the Postal Service into it’s financial mess back in 2006, when they required the service to pre-fund their healthcare benefits.
Kaehler says this congressional mandate costs the Postal Service $5 billion a year.
Union workers are asking members of this Congress to support a new bill that would allow the Postal Service to apply its excess retirement payments to meet its financial obligations.