Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina

Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report California Democrat Christy Smith launches first TV ad in bid for Katie Hill's former House seat Steyer spokesperson: 'I don't think necessarily that Tom has bought anything' 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.

ADVERTISEMENT

"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 SandersBiden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris weighing Biden endorsement: report Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll 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.