Jim Larkin – A Labour Movement Giant

Big Jim’s slogan was “a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay.” James Larkin was born in 1876 in Liverpool, England. His life is a chronology of militant labour movements involving the countries of England, Ireland, America, and the Soviet Union. He founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (‘ITGWU’) which became the region’s largest union but not without a great deal of historical skirmishes.

Jim demanded respect wherever he went because of his over six feet tall stature, his big-boned and broad shoulder features. Larkin began his union quest in 1906 when he was elected General Organizer of the National Union of Dock Labourers for T & J Harrison Ltd. His union work resulted in a recruitment of over 2,000 men. However, during his work he led three strikes and in 1908 Larkin was suspended.

Larkin decided to establish his own union – the ITGWU. The union demanded a legal eight-hour day, benefits for the unemployed, and pensions for all workers at 60 years of age. Further demands included adult suffrage support and nationalism of all transportation jobs.

Larkin took an interest in becoming a Christian Socialist. He said that the two most important topics to him was Capitalism under the vision of Marx and the Holy Bible. His strong beliefs in industrial combativeness got him expelled from the Irish Trades Union movements in 1909. He was jailed for one year under the suspicion of misappropriating union money, but the members petitioned for his release which was granted.

In 1911 Larkin established his own newspaper entitled “The Irish Worker.” The newspaper became the main voice for union workers because it named bad employers and corrupt government officials. In 1912, Larkin helped form the Irish Labour Party.

In the meantime, the ITGWU was fraught with police lock-outs and protests. Larkin was in the middle of all the trouble which landed him in jail for seven months but under English protests which included George Bernard Shaw, he was released.

Larkin campaigned against his Irish union workers joining World War I. He felt that the war was the outcome of capitalistic ideals. Larkin was invited to lecture in the U.S. in 1914 to help raise money for his beleaguered union led Irish independence movement. While in the U.S. he joined the Socialist Party of America, as well as other socialist-based organizations.

In 1918, Larkin formed the James Connolly Socialist Club in New York City after the memory of his ITGWU co-founder. Its foundation was based on left-wing activity of the Irish socialists throughout the city.

Lecturers who were invited to speak at the Club spoke about the advancement of the Russian Revolution. Larkin supported this movement to persuade the American government to recognize the new Soviet government. Read more: The Definite Biography of Big Jim Larkin and Jim Larkin – Biography

The Socialist Party did not support Larkin’s movement and expelled he and his members. President Woodrow Wilson was concerned with the Russian supported movements and Larkin et. al., were arrested and jailed in Sing Sing.

Despite Jim Larkin’s absence from the ITGWU in Ireland, the members always voted him as their General Secretary. In 1924, Larkin was released from jail and returned to Ireland.

His campaign to win seats on the new Dublin Trades Council and the Workers’ Union of Ireland, and to begin a new newspaper the ‘Irish Workers’ Voice’ all proved fruitless. Finally, he was allowed to join the Irish Labour Party, but in 1947 Larkin passed away quietly in Dublin, Ireland.

The Media Magnet in Mexico’s Television Industry and the Role of Alfonso de Angoitia

     Grupo Televisa was founded in 1955 as Telesistem Mexicano to link Mexico’s first three televisions stations mainly: the XEW TV, XHTV, and XHGC Television. It was originally located at Avenida but moved its headquarters to its current location in Televicentro. The TV Station is owned by three families, which are Azcárraga Family, Ernesto Barrientos Reyes, and O’Farril family.

Market niche in Latin America

     Televisa Grupo is the second largest media conglomerate in Latin America. It has interests in international distribution, direct home connection through satellites, television programming, and publishing. It also has an interest in sports, radio production, business promotions, and paging services. Televisa Grupo’s telenovelas are broadcast internationally but are only recorded in one season of the year. Many companies have over the years shown interest to work with the giant media conglomerate.

About Alfonso de Angoitia

     Alfonso was born on the 17th of January 1962. He is currently the Director and the Executive Vice President of the Grupo Televisa, perhaps the largest media company in the Spanish speaking hemisphere. In 2009, Alfonso Angoitia was named the chairman of Televisa Grupo’s Finance Committee. He has been on the Board of the Televisa Grupo since 1997 and doubles up as an independent member of the Board of Directors of the Grupo Modelo SAB de CV. His other board memberships include working with the Empresas Cablevision, Pepsi Bottling Group, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, and the Sky.

His career journey

     Alfonso Angoitia was the Chief Financial Officer of the Televisa Grupo between 1999 and 2003. He had worked at the White & Case LLP in New York before joining Grupo Televisa. Alfonso immediately joined other people to found the Mijares, one of the leading law firms in Mexico. Alfonso Angoitia was the personal attorney of Emilio Azcarraga, the current CEO of Grupo Televisa. He worked with him to legally and financially restructure the company to the extent that it was able to regain operating capabilities.

Mr. Alfonso Angoitia is the chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Kardias AC. He is also a member of the Foundation Mexicana La Salud AC. Alfonso’s philanthropic initiatives have been at the peak, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American School Foundation.

Tammy Mazzocco Treats Real Estate as a Profession

Tammy Mazzocco is a very successful real estate agent in Pickerington, Ohio and the four surrounding counties. She is associated with the RE/MAX agency there and is well-known for her abilities and expertise.

Tammy started her real estate career as a secretary for a commercial real estate group, but after a time made the decision to go into sales because of the economic opportunity.

According to Philly Purge, Tammy makes it a point to focus on the important items that get her the results that she seeks such as showing homes to prospective buyers. Tammy knows the territory she serves very well and she has a wealth of information to offer to her prospects as they are looking for homes.

One item that she credits to her success is the habit of setting goals on a daily basis. Then she breaks down her goals into small pieces so she can handle them more easily. She says that her goals help to keep her on track. Visit Inspirery to know more.

Another factor that she stands by is that people who are in sales should never take themselves too seriously because sales are simply a process. If you perform the process, good things will happen in spite of your ego or sense of self-worth. Make it a point to never be offended because you will certainly have that opportunity.

Tammy makes it a certainty that she will be spending most of her time showing homes to qualified prospective home buyers. People will not buy a home sight unseen, so it stands to reason that a good realtor should be showing them a good choice of what is available. For more details visit Crunchbase to know more.

Tammy Mazzocco stays super organized and she uses a software program called “Follow Up Boss” that keeps track of what stage each of her prospects are in. That way she is always on top of everything that is going on at all times.