Jim Larkin: Labor Union Activis

Labor was a serious thing near the turn of the 20th century. There was too much work to be done in dangerous conditions, for too little pay. This is where James Larkin comes into perspective. He was born on January 21st 1876 in Liverpool, England. While his childhood transitioned to adulthood Larkin gained a colorful history of work experience. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm and http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html

Jim Larkin first joined the National Union of Dock Laborers in 1905. After fallout in 1907, he was deported to Dublin, Ireland. Here he would establish The Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union.

This was satisfying some of Dublin’s need to have an Irish-based revolution; at the same time considerably quenching the need for unions internationally. An activist that was passionate about his cause, Larkin was answerable for a group of workforce strikes that followed.

The success of the ITGWU was a major part of spurring a large-scale labor movement. Around 1911 Larkin would attempt to advertise his message of workplace harmony by converting the ITGWU headquarters into a center for the community. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Biography

‘The Irish Worker’ first published in May 1911 proved prosperous and improved Jim’s credibility generously. Around this time the union’s enrollment jumped upwards a massive 10,000 members.

Jim met his dissolution in 1913 with the Dublin Lockout. William Martin Murphy, boss of the tram business, disagreed with Larkin’s beliefs and requested to lay off several employees. Consequently, 100,000 workers went on strike for over seven months.

The Dublin Lockout left Jim drained and he straggled over to the United States again in 1914. Truthfully, Jim wanted to reinvent himself as a public speaker. Just like many situations before, Jim met some resistance.

A pro-German stance prevented him from effectively conveying socialism. So he simply made a switch and turned his energy into transforming socialism into communism.

Jim was arrested and charged with criminal anarchy in 1919. After a short time incarcerated Larkin was pardoned in 1923, but this didn’t sway his recently developed madness. His behavior cost what was left of his already hard-earned career. The ITGWU cast him out in 1924. It seemed as though everything were falling apart.

Sadly, Jim Larkin died January 30th 1947 after falling through a floor undergoing construction. Nevertheless, Larkin’s impacts still reverberate to this day. Labor laws everywhere are constructed on the base of a fair work environment. He has perpetually altered the views of laboring workplaces.

Recap about Brazilian business

Felipe Montoro Jens Reports How Some government projects will be passed to the private sector

Felipe Montoro Jens, an investment specialist reports that the federal government will be granting 57 projects to the private sector. They are estimated to involve an investment of $44 billion in 22 sectors listed through the programme of Partnership and Investment (PPI).

Half of these projects are slated for August 2018. The second part of the projects are slated for next year. They include: sale of airports in Guarulhos São Paulo, Brasilia, Galeão Rio de Janeiro, and Confis Belo Horizonte. The auction of Congonhas airport in São Paulo is also in the list of projects slated for next year. Felipe Montoro Jens reported that Public companies have 49% interest of the projects that have concession of most terminals.

Surprisingly, BR-153 whose concession was previously revoked of the Galvao group is on the list of concessions of the federal government, Felipe Montoro Jens says. The ministry of transport pointed out that the bidding is slated to happen the last three months before the end of Michel Temer’s tenure as the head of government. According to Felipe Montoro Jens, the stretch of BR 364 which is about 800 kilometres is another highway project that is scheduled to be granted to private entities. Nevertheless, projects such as the auction for port terminals concessions of Vila do Conde, Belem, and Paranaguá re said to remain.

According to infrastructure specialist Felipe Montoro Jens, during the time of concession announcements, the federal government did not provide a clear explanation on how they plan to sell companies such as Ceasaminas and Mint. However, the government the privatization of the named state owned companies by the end of 2018.

The Program of partnership and investment was formed by the federal government and its main objective was to strengthen and broaden the relationship between the state and private entities so as to generate more Jobs in Brazil.