Sunday, May 17, 2020

Is It Moral for a Libertarain to Join a Union?

Viresh Amin emails:
Would you consider it moral to join a union from a libertarian standpoint? 
RW response:

We are far from living in a libertarian world and unions are often forced on companies.

That said, if a company continues to hire people and not go out of business that indicates they have chosen to continue to operate under the less than free market conditions.

If they are willing to hire you, then I don't see any conflict with libertarian ideals.

Of course, if you are an organizer of a union, vote in favor of a union or help promote union goals, under laws that provide unions non-free market power, that is a different story.

Just working under union rules is just fine, supporting a union is a different story.


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