Kroger employees and union representatives held a press conference outside of the Steubenville Kroger yesterday after Kroger’s latest contract offer and to make the public aware of their fight for decent living wages and better benefits.

These contract negotiations will affect 1,200 workers in 11 stores on both sides of the river from Weirton to Moundsville.

They’re asking Kroger to provide decent living wages and better benefits to its workers and retirees.

Many Kroger employees spoke out at the rally, saying they need public assistance to survive even though they have full-time jobs.

Representatives from the union and the company are set to meet on Friday to discuss further negotiations.