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United Steelworkers of America. Local 1005 (Hamilton, Ont.) Thomas McClure sous-fonds
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76 cm of textual records and graphic material.
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McClure, Thomas (-1976)
Thomas McClure was born and raised in Hamilton, Ont. and lived there all his life. He started work in the Sheet Mill at the Steel Company of Canada (Stelco) in 1928, joining the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers of North America. He became a major force in the Steel Workers Organizing Committee in the late 1930s. He was elected to the Stelco Works Council in the 1930s as well. He was elected president of Local 1005 in 1944 and again in 1945. He played a vital part in negotiating the first contract between Stelco and Local 1005 and served on the negotiation committee many times after that. In 1968 McClure retired from Stelco and was awarded an honorary membership in U.S.W.A. He died on 8 June 1976.
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United Steelworkers of America, Local 1005 (Hamilton, Ont.) (1944-)
Local 1005 was certified by the Supreme Court of Ontario on 6 April 1944. Before that it had been active as Labour Lodge 1005. Its members are employees of the Steel Company of Canada (Stelco).
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The sous-fonds contains correspondence, contract negotiations and agreements, text of speeches and notes by McClure, U.S.W.A. publications, materials relating to the 1946 strike, and photographs.
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Sous-fonds was acquired in 1978 from Mrs. McClure through Local 1005.
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See also Larry Sefton fonds
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- McClure, Thomas (Creator)
- United Steelworkers of America, Local 1005 (Hamilton, Ont.) (Creator)
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