This is her, Sophia Garcia:

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I'd been worried about Garcia and wondering whether she'd suffered any reprisals from her employers for spontaneously walking off the job and locking the door behind her during the Seattle fast-food strike for better wages and the opportunity to organize.

So I dropped by that Subway yesterday to see if she was still around. Garcia was there, making sandwiches for a middle-aged white guy and an Asian family that seemed to be in Seattle on holiday. She was smiling and seemed to be in good spirits.

Garcia said she didn't get in trouble for her participation in the strike. She still had her job and her hours hadn't been cut. "My boss, the owner, said she understood," Garcia said. "But she said the next time, I should call somebody before leaving."

Just in case you were wondering.