In the event of a strike, work stoppage or lockout involving employees of a health care institution licensed by the Department of Public Health under sections 19a-490 to 19a-503, inclusive, the Labor Commissioner shall, upon the request of either party to such labor dispute, appoint an impartial fact-finder if he determines that such dispute is endangering or may endanger the health, welfare and safety of the patients of the institution or the general community. The fact-finder shall inquire into the causes and effects of the dispute and shall issue a report of his findings to the Labor Commissioner and the parties, including nonbinding recommendations for settlement of the dispute. The cost of the fact-finder shall be shared equally by both parties.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 31-121a
- labor dispute: includes any controversy concerning terms or conditions of employment, or concerning the association or representation of persons in negotiating, fixing, maintaining, changing or seeking to arrange terms or conditions of employment or concerning employment relations, or any controversy arising out of the respective interest of employer and employee, regardless of whether or not the disputants stand in the proximate relation of employer and employee. See Connecticut General Statutes 31-112