Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina
Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) will join striking McDonald’s workers in South Carolina on Saturday in support of higher wages and the right to unionize.
A press release from Fight for $15 and a Union announced Thursday that Harris would join workers outside the Blue Jamboree in Charleston before meeting privately with the workers after the event.
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“I have fought with organized labor throughout my career and I’m proud to stand in solidarity with workers in South Carolina and across the country,” Harris said in a statement accompanying the press release.
“Unions built the middle class but here in the Palmetto State they are being denied the right to organize for the wages and benefits they deserve. We need a leader and president who will be the Organizer in Chief and stand with unions and working people — I have been that leader and will be that president,” she added.
Harris is a former McDonald’s worker herself.
Other Democratic candidates for president including Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) have joined striking workers.
Also slated to make an appearance at the strike is Bernie 2020 co-chairwoman Nina Turner, according to the release.