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Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina

Harris to join striking McDonald's workers in South Carolina

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden calls for swift action while outlining .9 trillion virus relief package Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's growing isolation as administration comes to an end 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 SandersBiden to seek minimum wage in COVID-19 proposal Former Sanders spokesperson: Progressives 'shouldn't lose sight' of struggling Americans during pandemic 'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPorter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nine, including former Michigan governor, charged over Flint water crisis | Regulator finalizes rule forcing banks to serve oil, gun companies | Trump admin adds hurdle to increase efficiency standards for furnaces, water heaters DeVos mulled unilateral student loan forgiveness as COVID-19 wracked economy: memo 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.