Jim Larkin was well known leader who worked in the Irish labor industry. He had an enduring will to help activism. Larkin founded The Irish Transport and also The General Worker’s Union. Jim was born during January 21, 1876.
He was raised in England, Jim learned a lot from his childhood. Larkin had a very low level of school education. A good part of his youth was spent doing working jobs to help support his family’s needs. Read more: James Larkin | Biography and James Larkin | Wikipedia
By the time Jim Larkin turned 30, he had joined the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) and immediately made an impact. He had an enduring urge to fight for worker’s civil rights, he expressed himself as a genuine and dedicated socialist.
When he joined the National Union of Dock Labourers, he quickly advanced to the role of union organizer. He accomplished this feat at a fairly young age. Jim was driven to see equal rights and treatment amongst all Irish workers.
During 1907, Jim Larkin migrated and relocated to Dublin, Ireland. When he moved here, he began to carryout his vision and created the Irish Transport as well as the General Worker’s Union.
With a plan to merge all of the Irish workers in the industrial sector, he began to work. When World War I took place, he led several exhibitions that opposed the war; in Dublin. Larkin ultimately found his way to the United States with a vision to get money to help support the British fight.
Jim Larkin was convicted of criminal and communism charges in the year 1920. He would end up being pardoned of the charges three years after. The persistent work he did with the unions earned him accolades by The Communist International Organization in the 1920’s.
The last few years of his life were were not as aggressive as his early years, but he still was determined to fight for worker’s rights.
Jim Larkin was a leader and hero to a nation of people. His authentic approach towards other people’s treatment has earned him a place in many people’s hearts; and his story printed in history. Larkin died in 1947 after falling and not being able to recover in the hospital.