Mayor Richard J. Daley hailed from a family that valued unions. His father, Michael Daley, was a 50-year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. Below is an image of Michael’s union card and a ledger of his dues paid. See this image and other images from the Richard J. Daley Collection at the Remembering Richard J. Daley online exhibit.

Richard J. Daley's father, Michael Daley, was a 50-year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. The Mayor cultivated strong ties with that union and with other unions. RJD_ 03_01_0003_0001_001 and RJD_03_0003_0001_002

Richard J. Daley’s father, Michael Daley, was a 50-year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. The Mayor cultivated strong ties with that union and with other unions. RJD_ 03_01_0003_0001_001 and RJD_03_0003_0001_002