Many people nowadays reap the fruits of fair treatment in their places of work. But they do not have an idea that some people in the past fought so hard for the rights that are so much enjoyed now.
James Larkin, however, is one of the people who did this but will never go unmentioned because his contribution was one of the greatest. Learn more about James Larkin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml
Having Ireland as his parents’ original homeland, James Larkin grew up in a land that felt foreign because of the conditions that surrounded his birth. He knew no nobility because of the slums that made his home. He became humble and hardworking because of this and even attended school in Liverpool.
James Larkin was the son of one of the luckiest and proudest mothers, Mary Ann McNulty. He also had his father’s name, one of the few people who really loved him and cared about him. His siblings made the rest of his family, his elder brother included.
James Larkin was then called Big Jim by his friends who included James Connolly. James Connolly not only stuck in Jim’s life for a very long time but also came to be one of his best partners in the later years.
Big Jim went through hard times, and all began with the death of his father. He was not tied down, and neither was he discouraged. He went on to work more than he did before, and his efforts bore fruit because for two years he was able to provide for his mother and siblings. Read more: James Larkin | Ireland Calling and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia
He was moved by necessity from the firm that his senior had initially worked in after he was released. He then sought to find some meager positions at the docks, provided he was paid. His tolerance was rewarded by the title of a foreman. He enjoyed this job, but due to the meager wages, he involved himself in a strike.
He lost his post but got a better one as an organizer for the renowned NUDL. Years later he became the head of ITGWU and its proud founding father. He died an accomplished man, in Ireland after being deported from the United States of America.