The role of Jim Larkin in the fight for the rights of workers

Jim Larkin is one of the people who are known in history for fighting for the rights of workers relentlessly. He had started working menial jobs as a young boy, and he had witnessed that their employers were mistreating workers.

That is when he decided to change the way employers viewed workers, and it changed. He did not want to give up on the issues and was always focused. That is why Jim Larkin did not want anyone disrupting him.

The life of Jim Larkin has never been easy because he lived with his family in Liverpool when they were emigrants living in England. His parents could not afford basic needs because they were living in slums and their life was difficult.

That is why Larkin started struggling when he was a young boy. He had to leave formal education first to save his family which was struggling. He began working as a laborer, and that is how he realized that employers underpaid their workers and at the same time they overworked them.

Although his early life was difficult, Jim Larkin was determined to change the situation of his family. He was also determined to achieve better things in his life by fighting for the rights of workers. That is how he became interested in socialism and trade unions. Soon he became a member of the National Union of Dock Laborers a move that marked his beginning in fighting for the workers’ rights.

The union had been protecting the rights of workers, and it attracted Jim Larkin who was interested in this. He knew his experience here would enable him to start a serious trade union party that would shape the lives of workers. Learn more about Micheal Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html

NUDL had been protecting the rights of workers, and most of the workers appreciated what it was doing. Jim Larkin helped NUDL with its activities, and soon the impacts of his activities were felt.

But his activities in the union did not last for long because of the fallout between James Sexton and him. The disagreement made Larkin to leave the party but continued fighting indipendently.