"It is important to recognize the bigger picture. If compromising the voice and rights of workers becomes the norm then there could be significant and damaging ramifications to the entire labor movement in the US. "
How about the idea of negotiating (not compromising) to achieve a new paradigm which allows people to educate themselves and make thoughtful decisions leading to a meaningful partnership between employers and employees? Why does it have to be the old, out-dated "labor vs. management" fight that hasn't behooved anyone for the last 35 years? The only reason for not working cooperatively is if someone is looking only for a power-grab... CNA, anyone? Power and money...neither attracts people into the nursing profession, but, boy, that doesn't stop the old-fashioned union bosses from trying.