As cases of COVID-19 began to spike heading into the winter, a Littlerock McDonald’s store was devastated after at least 31 workers and family members tested positive for COVID-19. Protesting a lack of protections from their employer, cooks and cashiers walked off the job for a 14-day strike only to see their hours cut. “In my company, so many people — they get COVID,” said McDonald’s worker Imelda Rosales in the LA Times. “We’re in danger…. In my restaurant, they told us they were not going to pay us. Why not?”