Health care workers protest outside the Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, on October 5. This year saw the largest documented health care strike in U.S. history, involving 75,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities in several states.

Work Won't Love You Back: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Workers are taking matters into their own hands, reshuffling the structure of the old organizations and inventing new strategies for the workforce of today.