In a message dated 10/9/2005 8:43:23 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Closed-shop agreements are negotiated between trade unions and
I thought libertarian valued the right to have contracts. This is a
contract, so libertarians should support it.
Arguments in favor of the open shop are that forcing unwilling
pay union dues is an infringement of their rights;
any contract that is the result of coercion, either thru physical thuggery
or state-enforced laws is not freely entered into, and is not
if you were kidnapped and offered a choice of method of death -- eg by Iraq
terrorist, wd you consider this death-choice an exercise in liberty?
Sarosh D. Kumana
Pacific Investment Properties