While I do agree that unions provide a counter to management excess I also witness the employee excess they encourage. I work in a highly technical group with ~30 other GS-13/14 employees. 2 of them are technically incompetent. One frequently sleeps at his desk. Both are union members so management turns a blind eye rather than deal with the "red tape" required to address the situation.
Create a non-subsidized format for empoyee/management negotions instead.