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Frank Jerbich oral history interview, May 15, 2019

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: L201910_JerbichF_20190515

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Lisa Vallen. Frank discusses how local unions were setup in those days and how national politics impacted the unions. Recollections of family life and balancing travel being a machinist. The lessons Mr. Jerbich learnt by being part of a union. His views on the union leadership and how they treated the members of the union. He talks at length about his family and kids and his dedication his work and the union.


  • Creation: May 15, 2019


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Frank Jerbich is a retired United States army veteran and a machinist by trade; he is a lifelong member of local lodge 126. He was born in 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, which was just outside of the city of Chicago. He grew up in the northside of chicago where his father owned a store and a butcher shop. He attended Harrison Technical high school in Chicago and graduated in 1947. After graduation he looked for a job and started working at the Goss company in Chicago, which was a newspaper printing press. The company had a good training program for machinists so, he took the test to be a machinist and passed the test to become a machinist apprentice for the Goss company. He continued with the Goss company until he was drafted in the United States army in 1951.


1 item(s) (audio/video (2:27:58 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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