Labor Unions in the US had high proportions of members who were Jewish. Although there are challenges to working with union documents, they can provide valuable information that anchors an ancestor who was a union member in a time, place, and social class.
• Why labor union records genealogically valuable
• Brief history of the labor union movement in the US
• What types of records may exist (includes newspapers, union membership lists, meeting minutes of union locals, personal memorabilia, photos, etc)
• How to find union documents
• Challenges in working with union documents
• Sourcing union documents