A basic requirement of unions is that members give up
their individual rights( ie raises based on performance) to benefit
the collective (e.g., cost of living increases to all employees). Discuss your opinion on whether this is equitable/fair.
The question is who is it equitable for and who is it fair too? Opinions and perspective will differ, however, does not make any sense to legally fight for you're rights to simply give it up for a bargaining process. However, I have to agree with the perceptive of employee protections. Unions may conduct their affairs in manner that many would disapprove, however, their are effective at ensuring their covered members are well compensated. Additionally, members are entitled to a resolution process prior to termination, I think this is more effective and holds more value than the simplicity of striking. Equitable and fair leans more towards the employee than their employer.