Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina

Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBooker campaign rakes in million after Harris exits 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations 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 SandersWarren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash 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.