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179.35 DEFINITIONS; HOSPITAL NO STRIKE AND ARBITRATION ACT.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

Unless the language or context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended, the following words, terms and phrases, for the purposes of sections 179.35 to 179.39, shall be given the meanings subjoined to them.

Subd. 2.Charitable hospital.

"Charitable hospital" includes all county and municipal hospitals and any hospital no part of the net income of which inures to the benefit of any private member, stockholder, or individual.

Subd. 3.Hospital employee.

"Hospital employee" includes any person employed in any capacity by a charitable hospital, except an employee whose services are performed exclusively in connection with the operation of a commercial or industrial enterprise owned or operated by the charitable hospital for the production of profit, irrespective of the purposes to which such profit may be applied, and not engaged in any activity affecting the essential functions of the hospital.

Subd. 4.Labor dispute.

"Labor dispute" includes any controversy concerning employment, tenure, conditions, or terms of employment or concerning the association or right of representation of persons in negotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing, or seeking to arrange terms, tenure, or other conditions of employment, regardless of whether or not the relationship of employer and employee exists as to the disputants.

Subd. 5.Strike.

"Strike" means the temporary stoppage of work by the concerted action of two or more hospital employees as a result of a labor dispute.

Subd. 6.Lockout.

"Lockout" means the refusal of a charitable hospital to furnish work to employees as a result of a labor dispute.