Jim Larkin’s Beliefs of “A Fair Day’s Work for a Fair Day’s Pay
Jim Larkin, who is also known as James Larkin, is known as an Irish labor organizer and activist. Mr. Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Worker’s Union, in which became the district’s largest union. Jim Larkin was born on January 21st, 1876 in Liverpool, England and unfortunately, past on January 30th, 1947 in Dublin, Ireland. Before Jim’s ITGWU establishment, he had very little traditional form of education as he grew up in a hovel area in Liverpool, England. Throughout his youth, Jim worked very hard as he worked several jobs to help supplement the income for his family. As he worked several jobs, to then working as a foreman at the Liverpool docks, he realized that the workers were not treated fairly. That is where he then became a full-time trader union organizer with National Union of Dock Laborers during 1905.
Mr Larkin, who was born to Irish parents, believed wholeheartedly in his phrase, “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay,” as he fought to get workers a more fair condition in the work field and that is where his full-time trade union job came about. The National Union of Dock Laborers did not approve of his standings so they decided to transport him to Dublin in 1907, where he then discovered his ITGWU establishment. Mr. Larkin’s main goal was for all Irish industrial workers to belong to one union that would benefit them for all of their welfare, either skilled or unskilled. Soon after that in 1908, that is when he outlined that their will be legal work for an eight hours a day for all unemployed and all workers at 60 years of age would be able to receive pensions.
After some years of forming the Irish Labor Party with James Connolly in 1912 and formed a series of strikes, over 100,000 had went on strike for more than a half of the year, in which they end up winning the rights to fair employment. These strikes and standings that Mr. Larkin strongly believed in was not the purpose of conducting violence but more so provided equality.