Jim Larkin was a Mover and Shaker in the Labor Union Industry

James Larkin was a labor organizer. He was born in Liverpool, England in 1876 and died in 1947 in Dublin, Ireland. He grew up poor and worked a variety of jobs to help his family. Larkin took on the Liverpool docks as a foreman.

He thought workers were not treated fairly. He joined NUDL (National Union of Dock Laborers) and in 1905 he turned his attention to being a union organizer full time. Learn more about Jim Larkin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Larkin

His strike methods were considered militant and the union became very alarming for the group. In 1907 he was transferred to Dublin, Ireland and he founded the ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers Union). The purpose of the group was to combine both skilled and unskilled industrial works into one organization.

Jim Larkin later formed the Irish Labor Party and was responsible for leading a series of strikes to bring about better fair employment practices. In 1913, Larkin led the Dublin Lockout where more than 100,000 workers went on strike for eight months and won the right to fair employment practices.

During World War One, Larkin traveled to the United States to raise funds to fight the British. He also led anti-war demonstrations in Dublin. In 1920, while in the United States, Larkin was convicted of communism and criminal activity.

He was eventually pardoned and was back in Ireland on a deportation order. In 1924, he organized the Workers Union of Ireland and was recognized by the International. Organization of Communism.

Most Irish labor unions seemed to be British based and Irish workers felt the unions did not serve the best interest of the Irish workers. Jim Larkin felt unions should be International and he formed the ITGWU.

The idea behind the venture was to create one union for all workers. The Great Labor Unrest occurred and the ITGWU was brought into the mix and the union grew from 5,000 to more than 15,000 members. Read more: James Larkin | Biography

The Irish Trades Union Congress was established and Larkin became more popular than ever. The charm of the group was short lived as the group became dependent on the casual workers such as the employment sector of the Dublin trams. The tramway boss was not a fan of Larkin and the influence he had on the workers and worked to purge Larkin and the group from the transportation system.

Larkin eventually tired of the union business and decided to become a worldwide public speaker.

Changing Philanthropy, Adam Milstein

One of the most turbulent regions of our planet is the regions of Israel. Throughout time there have been many numerous individuals who have stood up and brought a spotlight into play on the events transpiring, raising awareness and trying to better the situation. One of these individuals is Adam Milstein.

Born in Haifa, Israel, Milstein has had a firsthand look at the tumultuous goings on in his homeland. His mother and father both immigrated to Israel from different countries and eventually moved to Kiryat Motzkin where Adam spent his early years. His father fought in Israel’s Independence war as a combat sailor.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Adam joined the IDF to complete his mandatory service as required by Israeli citizens. He served through 1973 and fought in the Yom Kippur War. After his military time was at an end, Adam Milstein then went on to enroll in the Technion where he acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Economics in 1978.

After completing his education at the Technion, Adam proceeded to work closely with his father to expand their growing real estate construction and development business. In 1974 Adam married Gila Elgrably in Haifa, Israel. They enjoyed several years together there before moving to the United States in 1981. Adam immediately began attending university in America and in 1983 he received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

In the year 2000 Adam and his wife, Gila, founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization that sponsors the education of students and young professionals and helps them to identify with their Jewish roots.

Igniting their Jewish pride and connection with the State of Israel as well as arming them with the knowledge and facts to help advocate for the State of Israel. Adam is also the Co-founder of the Israeli-American Council which is the fastest growing Jewish organization in America today.

Adam is revolutionizing philanthropy by using a very hands-on approach. Linking like-minded and similarly goal oriented organizations together to increase their impact. The focus for the Milstein Family Foundation is to make meaningful “life path impacts” by seeking out specifically the organizations that can benefit the most from his philanthropic networking.

Adam Milstein’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/adam.milstein.5