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Charleston area state employees meeting with State Senator about pay raise, union rights

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Charleston fast food workers and state employees will meet with a state senator Sunday as the first of a wave of actions calling for $15 an hour and union rights throughout the primary season.

Fast food and state employees in Charleston will join the push by workers nationwide demanding that employers and candidates of both parties embrace a livable wage for the nearly 64 million American workers currently paid less than $15 an hour.

Charleston fast food, home care and childcare workers will join a round table discussion with South Carolina State Sen. Marlon Kimpson, who is sponsoring a $15 minimum wage bill, on the urgency of raising wages and union rights for South Carolina workers.

The workers will gather that evening in Charleston for a final rally and march to the location of the Democratic Presidential Debate where workers will urge candidates to “come get our vote” by pledging to support $15 an hour and union rights.

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