Tom Moore

Tom Moore, carpenter, trade-union leader (b at Leeds, Eng 1878; d at Ottawa 6 July 1943). Arriving in Canada in 1909, Moore practised his trade in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and served in the carpenters' union as both local official and general organizer for eastern Canada 1911-18.

Moore, Tom

Tom Moore, carpenter, trade-union leader (b at Leeds, Eng 1878; d at Ottawa 6 July 1943). Arriving in Canada in 1909, Moore practised his trade in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and served in the carpenters' union as both local official and general organizer for eastern Canada 1911-18. In 1918 he was elected president of the TRADES AND LABOR CONGRESS OF CANADA at the head of a slate that opposed radical tendencies in the Canadian labour movement, especially those in western Canada that would form the ONE BIG UNION the next year. He held that office until 1935 and again 1938-43. He served on royal commissions on industrial relations in 1919 and on employment and social insurance in the 1930s. His position also won him a seat at the International Labour Organization in the 1920s and at other international labour conferences.