James (Jim) Larkin is a native of Liverpool, England, born on January 21, 1876, and died on January 30, 1947, in Dublin, Ireland. He worked extra unusually smart as a child because growing up in the slums and lacking enough formal education was not easy. Therefore, he worked a vast array of jobs to sustain his family in his youth days. These jobs led him to become a foreman at the Liverpool docks.
Moreover, James believed workers did not deserve the treatment they received. Thus he joined the National Union of Dock Laborers (NUDL). Jim struggled to help workers, and in 1905 he became a full-time trade union organizer. He was transferred to Dublin where he was an Irish Labor Organizer and activist who in 1907 established Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU).
ITGWU was primarily founded to assemble all Irish Industrial workers both skilled and unskilled to interact in one organization.Their strikes were expensive that Larkin started working towards making ITGWU headquarters at Liberty Hall which could be affordable. Later, Mr. Larkin founded the Irish Labour partyon May 11, 1999, which also led major workers’ strikes. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html
The most famous strikes by Irish Labor Party was the Dublin Lockout in 1913 having over 100,000 workers on strike for about eight months. The organization worked hard and finally won the right to fair employment. In 1914, James traveled to the United States after the Dublin Lock out where he also wanted to start a new career as a freelance globe eye-catching public speaker.
Later, after the First World War, Larkin organized in Dublin massive anti-war demonstrations. He was accused of criminal anarchy and communism in 1920. After three years, he was proven innocent and moved to Ireland.Jim worked with many organizations to sustain a stable life. James Larkin brought together the Workers’ Union of Ireland.
In 1924, James received recognition from communist International as an active individual. James Larkin cared for workers and worked so hard to see them receive fair treatment and have their needs considered. He went through many hard situations to help workers find a stable working condition.