James Larkin’s Commendable Advocacy for Employees’ Welfare

James Larkin is an historical figure behind the common phrase, ‘a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay’. He was passionate about employees’ welfare. James was born to Irish parents on January 1876 in Liverpool, England. Due to his humble background, he didn’t manage to complete his studies.

This made him to engage in several manual jobs at a very tender age. He later landed to a job at the Liverpool docks as a foreman in 1903. In 1905, he joined the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL) and as a result of his efforts and passion in fighting for employment rights, Jim Larkin was promoted to be the organizer.

However, due to his approaches to industrial action, NUDL posted him to Dublin in 1907. With an aim to have one union working for the welfare of all Irish industrial workers both skilled and unskilled, Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU).

ITGWU had several demands including eight hours work day, 60 years old workers to be given pension, provision of work to the unemployed, adult suffrage, and nationalization of means transport among many others.

In 1912, James Larkin and James Connolly co-founded the Irish Labour Party.This organization led several peaceful industrial protests including the 1913 Dublin Lockout which fought for the rights of unskilled workers in Dublin.

This later resulted to the acquisition of the right to fair employment. Larkin’s work attracted support from several celebrities including Constance Markievicz, Patrick Pearse and William Butler Yeats.

James Larkin’s movements were always against violence. During the eruption of the First World War, he conducted a huge anti-war demonstration to persuade all Irishmen to stay away from the war.

In 1914, James travelled to the US to attend a lecture tour and obtain some funds. While in US, he joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Socialist Party of America. He later founded the James Connolly Socialist Club in New York to commemorate his friend.

In 1924, James moved back to Ireland and established the Workers’ Union of Ireland (WUID). In 1945, he joined the Irish Labour Party. It is no doubt that Jim Larkin spent his life fighting for the rights and benefits of workers. His efforts will always be recognized.

A Pizza Robbery and Shooting in New Brunswick, New Jersey

This article will go over two events in New Brunswick, New Jersey. A pizza robbery as well as a shooting. A man from South Brunswick has been charged for a Pizza robbery in Quincy Circle at New Brunswick, New Jersey. His name was Parish Wood he was 21 years old when he was arrested. He goes by the street names “Pistol” and “P gun” He was charged with robbery as the crew leader involved in this incident. This was according to the police.

 

In 2013, on Tuesday May 7, a delivery man went to a residence in Quincy Circle in the N building. The resident told the man he didn’t order pizza. But as the delivery man went back to his vehicle something happened. Three male suspects went to the delivery man and told him the pizza belonged to them.

 

Then something scary happened. When the delivery man went to go get the pizza one of the three suspects had produced a handgun. They then demanded him money. After that they stole the pizza, money and wallet before they escaped the scene to a parking lot close by. Finally, they escaped in a minivan that was an older model dark one.

 

Ron Seaman led the investigation. He collected cell phone site information around the area and time of the robbery. Wood the suspect from the police was connected to the location. Since then he is now on a $100,000 bail in the Middlesex County Correction Center. The Police Departments of South River and New Brunswick were also involved in assisting the investigation. Police say it is ongoing with more arrests anticipated.

 

In other events, in October 7, 2015 there was a shooting that was reported in the New Brunswick Apartments, in New Jersey. This was also located in Quincy Circle. The shooting reported that one person at least was injured. The apartment is a popular place for robberies that happen from time to time. The person responsible for this crime was a gangster who committed about four shooting. The one who was injured was driven to the hospital. People actually think the one who drove the victim to the hospital was the suspect. When the police went back to the hospital they continued the investigation because they found more bullets. The captain of this crime said it was popular in these situations.