ROANOKE, Va. -

Postal workers in downtown Roanoke rallied to keep the Roanoke distribution center open.

Right now, rumors are swirling that the center will close down and move operations to Greensboro, North Carolina.

Workers want representatives in Washington to vote for a reorganization of the United States Postal Service's finances to lessen the agencies money troubles.

Because of a law passed in 2006, the USPS must pre-fund retirement benefits 75 years in advance.

That means the agency is down over five billion dollars before the first stamp is sold, something union reps say is unfair and the newly proposed legislation would change.

"No other government agency, no other private industry, company, is required to pre-pay future health benefits by 75 years into the future," said Carlton Cooper, who heads one of the postal workers unions.

We reached out to Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.

Goodlatte supports reforming the Postal Service's finances and will support whichever bill best best provides a viable long-term fix.