- Posted September 28, 2011 by
Iron Mountain, Michigan
This iReport is part of an assignment:
If you ran government
Postal Workers try to Rally Support for H.R.1351
- katie, CNN iReport producer
The American Postal Workers Union were out in force on US2 in Iron Mountain, Michigan on Tuesday evening. They were protesting in front of the building local Congressman Dan Benishek has an office in. It was not known whether Dan was in the building at the time, but just in case these workers had their own chant going so people could hear their concerns. Their main concern was getting Dan Benishek to Vote to Pass H.R. 1351.
I was given a brochure that talks about the 2006 congress bill that passed that requires the Postal Service to pay a 75-year liability in just 10 years - to "pre-fund" healthcare benefits for future retirees. This congressional mandate costs the USPS more than $5 billion a year and it is the cause of the Postal Service's financial crisis.