14. The purpose of a union is to get those things for the employees. The unions
arose because individuals are not in a position to negotiate with the employers to get those things. So if you want to get those things, you need a union.
It isn't a matter of deserving. Of course everyone deserves it. It is a matter of how it is possible to get it. If the employers have all the control over the rules of employment, it doesn't matter how deserving you are, you aren't going to get what you are asking for.
Unions are the mechanism to get what you are asking for.
You say you don't see why we can't do both. Without unions, how do employees get an equal voice in the rules of employment? (Not a rhetorical quesion. Seriously, what else do you think would do it? I don't see any alternatives that would work.)