Archive for the ‘Unions’ Category

Right-to-work laws are un-libertarian

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A local (Michigan) radio show was recently discussing the right-to-work law being debated in the state legislature. One pro-union caller said (paraphrasing), “It’s simple math. When a union represents the employees of a company or of an industry, the employees earn higher wages because the union has major bargaining power ...

As Chicago teachers strike, parents turn to agorism to educate their children

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Chicago public school teachers' union strike is still ongoing, so I can only assume the agorism and community cooperation described in this article remain accurate or have even expanded: In the wee hours Sunday, she [Sarah Liebman] worked the phones to figure out somewhere her 4-year-old son could spend the ...

Two recent political sports stories

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Boston Bruins' goaltender and last year's Conn Smythe Trophy winner (Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP) Tim Thomas declined to visit the White House to celebrate his team's Stanley Cup championship last season. His reasons were basically political, as he detailed in a Facebook message: I believe the Federal government has grown out ...

Links for an ending week

Friday, January 20th, 2012

President Obama deserves praise for opposing the SOPA/PIPA bills in the House and Senate, respectively, but, of course, in true Republocrat fashion, deserves further criticism for qualifying that with, "That is why the Administration calls on all sides to work together to pass sound legislation this year that provides prosecutors ...

Union-negotiated protections are apparently only okay when people agree with the outcomes

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Libertarians and anarchists who don't add the "left-" moniker or some other adjective advertising how pro-union or pro-"worker" they are often get accused of opposing unions or unionization in general. Few misrepresentations of libertarians are farther from the truth. I have found myself to be quite pro-union, especially when looking ...