Medicine: Hospital Strike

In Pittsburgh last week doctors, nurses and dietitians were busy washing dishes and scrubbing floors of 600-bed Western Pennsylvania Hospital, second largest in the city. The hospital attendants were on strike. For 14 months Hospital Superintendent Mark Henry Eichenlaub refused to enter negotiations with the C.I.O. hospital employes' union (a branch of the State, County & Municipal Workers Union). Last month, practically all 378 laundry workers, orderlies and kitchen help walked out.

The union asked that monthly wages be increased from $38 to $45, a sum still below the minimum of the Fair...

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