A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.

Jim was born on January 21st 1876 in Liverpool, England. He then found himself in the United States in the year 1914 Jim had the idea that he wanted to be a public speaker once he hit the states, but, it didn’t take Jim long to see that supporting a family on a public speaker’s salary was next to impossible ;so he got bought out by the Germans in exchange for disrupting the pro-Allie Us munitions industry even though eventually he got deported in 1920 for being convicted of criminal anarchy and communism.

Coming from a background of little education Jim worked a wide range of jobs and with hard work and dedication he claimed the title of foreman at the Liverpool docks.

In 1903 Jim met and married a woman by the name of Elizabeth Brown; they then had four children together they were all boys.

In 1905 Jim became a full time trade union organizer then he went on to create the political programme. In 1912 he also formed the Irish Labour party Jim still kept going with accomplishments because he also founded the Irish Transport and general worker’s union which is also found as an acronym. Read more: Jim Larkin | Biography and Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

Eventually Jim’s wife separated from him taking the two youngest boys with her, it’s even said that after Elizabeth passed away Jim knew his time was near and on January 30th in 1947 Jim died in his home country of Ireland.

Learn more about Jim Larkin:

http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/big-jim-larkin-hero-and-wrecker/
http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm

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