Arthur Moore (labor leader)

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Arthur R. Moore
Born (1933-05-14)May 14, 1933
Died May 24, 2013(2013-05-24) (aged 80)
Lake Success, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Labor union president

Arthur "Artie" Moore (May 14, 1933 — May 24, 2013) was president of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA) from July 1993 to 1999.[1]

In July 1993, SMWIA president Edward J. Carlough resigned after union members strongly criticized his lavish lifestyle and excessive spending. Carlough had a year left in his term. Moore, a vice president of the union, was elected to succeed Carlough. Moore won election as president outright in August 1994, and was active in the coalition which unseated AFL-CIO president Lane Kirkland in 1995 and elected John Sweeney.

Moore was elected a vice president of the AFL-CIO in 1995. He also was a vice president of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL–CIO and a member of the executive board of the Metal Trades Department, AFL–CIO and the Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO.

Moore retired after one term, and Michael J. Sullivan was elected president of the union.

Moore was a director of the ACMAT Corporation, a building contractor located in Connecticut.

Arthur Moore died of undisclosed causes at the age of 80 while living in Lake Success, New York. He was survived by his wife, Madeleine, and his children Arthur, Kenneth, Christopher, Jeanine, and Corinne. He was interred at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.[2]


  1. ^ "General President Arthur Moore: A Strong Union Leader Remembered". Sheet Metal Workers International Association. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Arthur F. Moore." Newsday. May 26, 2013.
  • Crowe, Kenneth C. "5 More Union Heads Side Against AFL-CIO Prez." Newsday. May 18, 1995.
  • Dine, Philip. "Local Leader Takes on Chief of Union, Wins." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 31, 1993.
  • "Sullivan Assumes Presidency of Sheet Metal Workers' Union." Engineering News-Record. March 8, 1999.
  • Sullivan, Ronald. "Edward Carlough, 62, Ex-Chief of Sheet Metal Workers Union." New York Times. July 1, 1994.
  • Swoboda, Frank. "Sheet Metal Union Head Steps Down." Washington Post. July 15, 1993.

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Preceded by
Edward J. Carlough
President, Sheet Metal Workers International Association
1993 - 1999
Succeeded by
Michael J. Sullivan