A newsletter for healthcare workers in New York City focused on struggles around hospital closures and care labor. The attached pdf is the newsletter Vital Signs.
Florence Johnston Collective (also known as Flo Jo) is a group of workers and community members who “care for” or “reproduce” the working class, and/or receive health care, welfare or nonprofit services. This includes RNs, CNAs, HHAs, PCTs, and other healthcare workers; teachers and low level school administrators; case managers, welfare workers and other working class public service and nonprofit workers; nannies, housekeepers, child care workers, and other domestic workers; service sector workers, etc. We change diapers and empty bedpans. We make sure everyone is fed, clothed, educated, healthy, and happy. We do this at home, at work, in the neighborhood, at church, and on the street. We are building a rank-and-file, cross-sector worker group that unites both workers and patients, clients and service users.