I use to be a member of my local union when i very first started as an apprentice. I only worked union for about 6 months. I didn't understand what a union was as I was very young and obviously inexperienced in the trade. My question is I am now a licensed journeyman with 7 years experience and would really like to join the union for good. I live in a different city now and didn't know since it had been so long if I could just go down to local hall and join or if I needed to transfer from the other hall. How do they know if I was previously a member or not anyways? Thanks for the advice.