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Pete Buttigieg focusing on health care and wages affecting minority communities

By 16 News Now February 28, 2020 Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is back on the campaign trail in South Carolina, highlighting the need to address underlying issues that affect health and wages in minority communities. Buttigieg has been absent from the stump while taking part in fundraising events in Florida and Washington, D.C. Health care was the focus of a round-table in Greenville with local African American leaders. Buttigieg said, "Just the basics of wages. What could be worse for your health than poverty? And raising the minimum wage for example, extending access to union rights, to categories that have been historically ...

Pete Buttigieg marched at a minimum wage rally and people are pointing out the hypocrisy

Josh Milton / February 25, 2020 As the car door swung open, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg fled inside after being hounded by Black Voters Matter activists at a minimum wage rally in South Carolina, US on Sunday. The former South Bend, Indiana mayor had thrusted himself into a “Fight for $15” rally, where McDonald’s workers were loudly striking over raising their minimum wage. Fast-food workers and civil rights activist were calling on the chain for the right to unionise. Chants of “We work! We sweat, put $15 on our check!” echoed down the thoroughfare, where more than 100 people clogged West Lincoln Avenue. B...

“Fight for $15” rally held in Charleston, Pete Buttigieg marches with demonstrators

By Drew TrippMonday February 24, 2020 CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was among a large group of demonstrators marching through the streets of Charleston Monday, as part of a "Fight for $15" rally being held in the city. Buttigieg is joining local civil rights activists and current and former fast-food workers, who are calling for the right to unionize, and for the state of South Carolina to implement a $15/hour minimum wage. South Carolina has the lowest proportion of unions in the country, and does not have a state minimum wage; Rather, South Carolina follows the federal minimum wage set by law at ...

Advocates for a $15 minimum wage question Buttigieg as he marches with them in SC

By Joseph Bustos February 24, 2020 Charleston, S.C. While Pete Buttigieg chanted “We Work! We Sweat, Put $15 on our check!” along with striking fast food workers calling for a $15 minimum wage, he was loudly questioned about his commitment to the fight for $15. About 100 people rallied outside of a Charleston McDonalds calling for a $15 minimum wage, the day before Buttigieg and six other Democratic presidential hopefuls converge on the debate stage to make their final appeals to Palmetto State voters. “No matter who you support, I support you, we support you, we stand together and we will not rest until one job is enough in the ...

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 discrimin...