Labor Unions

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I may be opening a can of worms, but I have begun a few profiles in which the obituary mentions the person's labor union (United Rubber Workers, for instance.)

I have been looking and can find none so far, unless I'm looking in the wrong place.

If I add, would it go under organizations or manufacturing or what? Would we keep the category organized without going into each local? (it would be easier that way and less open to errors.)
WikiTree profile: Ernest Durbin
in The Tree House by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (970k points)

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Good idea! Labor Unions seem like an excellent topic for categorization!

Searches on "labor unions" and similar topics weren't helpful, but by looking in the high-level categories I discovered that a category tree for labor unions exists in Category:Unions. The only U.S. labor union represented at the moment is the United Mine Workers. So the U.S. unions category like a good place to put a new category for United Rubber Workers.

It seems to me that some unions could be placed in both the Unions category and in a category for the profession or industry. For example, a railroad workers union could be in a Unions category and also in the Railroad Workers category.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Natalie Trott
I don't see any value from creating subcategories for individual union locals -- at least not until the Unions categories are a lot more populous than they are now.
Agreed! And thank you, Ellen.

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