Jim Larkin is a native of England. He was born in Liverpool in the year 1876 in January. He is the man known to have established the Irish Transport and General Workers Union. The union was at that time the largest in the region.
The ITGWU afterwards came to dissolve as the Dublin Lockout came in. This led Jim to leave for the United States. However, he would come to be deported later. He grew up as a Marxist and his influence in the labor rights field was felt till the 1940s.
Jim grew up in in England in the slums and went through the hardships therein. As a result, Jim Larkin was unable to access the formal education like his peers. He later was forced into casual jobs with an endeavor to supplement the family income while still young. He rose through his jobs to the post of a foreman of the docks at the Liverpool docks. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/jim-larkin-released-from-prison
As he worked in the docks, he was able to realize the hardship and oppression the workers underwent. He decided to join the National Union of Dock Laborers as a socialist who had a strong belief on the unfair treatment of the workers. In the year 1905, he decided to join in on a fulltime basis and involved himself in organizing the union.
The NUDL has realized the influential tactics used by the militant strike method and decided to send him to the Dublin in 1907. While there, he founded he founded the great Irish Transport and Workers Union. The great role of the Union was to bring together all the workers-both the skills and the unskilled to form an organization. In the later years, Larkin conducted several strikes under his party Irish Labor Party.
The party managed to conduct the major striker that lasted for eight months. The strike that occurred in 1913 and included a total of 100000 workers, at the end managed to bring in reformations in the rights of the work.
Jim Larkin was also in involved in the development of the court of anti-world war demonstrations in Dublin and moved to the United States to collect funds for the war against Britain.