Much has been written in the popular press about the looming shortage of physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals (Corwin, 2015; Grant, 2016; Mishoe, 2004). Comparatively little ink, however, has been used to discuss the looming shortage of public health workers. Why? I would venture to guess that much like housework and lawn mowing, unless it is not done, few note when it is done. The workers, like the labor involved, are invisible—until there is a disaster or the mess is on the Mayor’s front porch, as it was in the nine-day long New York City garbage strike of 1968 and the seventeen-day long strike of 1981.