A Libertarian Alternative to EFCA

Left-libertarian activist Dan Clore recently posted A Libertarian Alternative to the EFCA at the site NolanChart.com. The Employee Freedom of Choice Act (EFCA) would allow union organizers to organize workplaces where they can get more than half of employees to sign union cards. Clore notes the campaign against EFCA by business interests and then also notes a different strand of opposition:

More principled critics, free-market advocates, have objected to the EFCA on the grounds that it represents government interference in the marketplace. While factually accurate, by itself this ignores the great amount of government interference in the market on behalf of employers. And that suggests a libertarian alternative to the EFCA.

I propose that any company that refuses to allow its workers to unionize be made ineligible to receive any benefits from government interference in the market on its behalf.

The specifics of Clore’s proposal?

Any employer (company) that refuses to allow its employees to unionize, should be disallowed the charter of incorporation and its consequent benefits.

Clore makes a relatively well-reasoned case for the proposal in his article, so do read it.

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