Kamala Harris visits Las Vegas McDonald's to protest with workers
[MSN] As a college student, Kámala Harris
Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, indistinguishable from the others...
worked at McDonald's.
On Friday afternoon, she visited a Las Vegas location of her former workplace to push for a $15 minimum wage ‐ all while campaigning for a new job: President of the United States.
"I did the french fries and I did the ice cream,"
and I did the manager
said the Democratic senator from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, surrounded by workers of the fast-food franchise as they rallied around the country demanding higher pay and the right to a union. "There was not a family relying on me to pay the rent, put food on table, and keep the bills paid by the end of the month ‐ but the reality of McDonald's is that a majority of the folks who are working there today are relying on that income to sustain a household and a family."
Harris is among the majority of Democratic presidential candidates who support raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, up from $7.25.
"If we want to talk about these golden arches being a symbol of the best of America, well, the arches are falling short," Harris said. "We have got to recognize that working people deserved livable wages."
McDonald’s Corp. has said it recognizes workers’ rights to join labor unions. The company also says it doesn’t control wages in their franchise restaurants but that the average starting wage at corporate-owned restaurants exceeds $10 an hour.
Posted by: Fred 2019-06-16