Chevalier Pierre Beaulé

Chevalier Pierre Beaulé, union leader/organizer, public servant (b at Québec City 31 Aug 1872; d there 8 Oct 1957). A shoemaker/machinist by trade, he was a member of the Shoemaker-Machinist Union at Québec and a participant in Cercles d'études ouvrier.

Beaulé, Chevalier Pierre

Chevalier Pierre Beaulé, union leader/organizer, public servant (b at Québec City 31 Aug 1872; d there 8 Oct 1957). A shoemaker/machinist by trade, he was a member of the Shoemaker-Machinist Union at Québec and a participant in Cercles d'études ouvrier. A proponent of confessional and national unions, he helped unite Catholic Labour Councils at Québec, becoming its organizer.

He was first president-elect of Canadian and Catholic Confederation of Labour (1921-33), now the CONFEDERATION OF NATIONAL TRADE UNIONS, and established service sector, industrial and craft unions. He was first CCCL representative in the Canadian delegation at the International Labour Organization at Geneva and again on 3 subsequent occasions.

He served on various committees to assist the unemployed during the 1930s. He was appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre St-Gregoire-de-la-Grande by the Papacy. Two years after resigning from the CCCL presidency, Beaulé joined the Québec provincial public service.