Buttigieg to join striking South Carolina McDonald’s Workers next week

By J. Edward Moreno

February 21, 2020

Presidential candidate and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg plans to join striking McDonald’s workers in Charleston, S.C., on Monday, the day before the state’s Democratic primary debate.

The workers of the fast food giant are demanding a $15-an-hour wage and the right to unionize.

“McDonald’s workers are living with low wages, harassment, and even violent assaults — and they deserve better,” Buttigieg said in a statement on Friday. “It’s critical that we support workers who are coming together to fight for a union, fair wages and benefits, and an end to harassment and discrimination.”

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