In April 12, 1967, the majority of the non-professional employees of St. Luke's Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio, members of Local 47, Building Service and Maintenance Union, walked off their jobs and set up picket lines across the entrance of the Hospital. In addition to bringing into the limelight the extremely poor working conditions in modern non-profit hospitals, the strike also pointed out a serious shortcoming of the law in Ohio and most other states. Before we can fully understand the problems of employees in non-profit hospitals, it is useful to briefly review the history of the modern hospital.
Glenn E. Billington, Hospitals, Unions, and Strikes, 18 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 70 (1969)