In the early 20th-century, less than 10 percent of the workers of Ireland were unionized with employers fearing the rise of a union-based workforce similar to that of England. Larkin had become the main union organizer for the National Dock Laborers Union on the Liverpool Docks; Larkin had achieved some success to bring union policies to Liverpool and Glasgow. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://ireland-calling.com/james-larkin/ and http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/jim-larkin-released-from-prison
The methods employed by Larkin were seen as clashing with the leaders of the National Dock Laborers Union, resulting in his banishment to the Irish docks of Belfast and Dublin.
Upon his arrival in Ireland, Larkin reflected on the negative effect of English rule on the lives of working-class people. Larkin quickly set about driving up the number of unionized workers in Ireland but began to feel he was not receiving support from union leaders in England.
In response, Larkin used the platform he was developing as the head of the Irish arm of the national Dock Laborers Union to form his own Irish General Workers and Transport Union which finally broke the stranglehold of employer suppression of the union movement. Read more: The Definite Biography of Big Jim Larkin – Irish Examiner and James Larkin | Wikipedia
The decision to form his own union led to Jim Larkin being plagued by insecurities which evaporated when he established “The Worker”, a socialist-leaning newspaper which showed off his skills as an editor and journalist. What makes the success of “The Worker” all the more amazing is the fact Larkin had little formal education and was largely self-taught.
The good times for Jim Larkin were short-lived as he took what would become his final shot at glory with the 1913 Dublin Lockout. 404 employers stood in the way of 20,000 union members who were fighting for an end to casual labor in most industries under the direction of Larkin.
The failure of the nine-month lockout left Larkin unable to negotiate with employers and effectively ended his leadership of the Irish working classes.
Stream Cares, the philanthropic arm of Dallas-energy provider Stream Energy, was just featured in the March 5th article of Dallas Patch. The online news source recognized Stream Cares for its ongoing service to the community around it. Stream Cares has been a champion for the homeless in Dallas, partnering with institutions like the Hope Supply Co., The Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity to lend aid to the less fortunate.
Hope Supply Co. endeavors to support homeless children. Through their partnership with Stream the two companies have been able to supply clothes, school supplies, and other essential to many families. Stream Cares paid for the entrance fee and lunch for over 1,000 homeless children who attended Hope’s Splash for Hope event. The event distributes money and supplies to homeless families while the kids enjoy a day at local water park.
Stream Energy itself has been dedicated to philanthropy for decades, dispensing $19 billion dollars to charities all over the world in 2016 alone. Philanthropy is part of the company’s DNA, which is why it founded Stream Cares as a more formal way to handle its ongoing charity. A philanthropic foundation operating as a separate entity within a business is an entirely original concept, one that sets Stream Energy apart.
Stream Cares facilitates strong relationships with charitable institutions, supporting their endeavors and participating in co-funded events. Their ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity builds or repairs homes for homeless families. Habitat also offers labor services as well as affordable mortgages through their sweat equity. Stream Cares is also heavily involved in disaster relief.
Stream Energy was one of the first corporations to take part in recovery efforts following Hurricane Harvey. They are presently partnered with the American Red Cross to aid in emergency services and disaster relief for any future calamities. In 2016, in the wake of the tornado strikes on North Texas, Stream partnered with the Salvation Army to support victims and aid in relief efforts. For Stream, philanthropy is part of who they are. Stream Cares is their way of changing lives as well as offering great energy services.
Adam Milstein was born to an immigrant family in Haifa, Israel. His father came from Mexico while his mother came from Argentina. He joined the Israeli Defence Forces and was involved in the various combat activities like the 1973 Kippur War. In this mandatory service to the Israeli Army, Adam Milstein worked under Ariel Sharon and was part of the army which crossed the Suez Canal forcing Egypt to surrender. This experience in the military gave him the much-needed knowledge to use in life.
After completing the service to the army, he joined Israeli Institute of Technology. Adam Milstein graduated in this premier institution with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business and economics in 1978. His passion for business started while he was still studying. In his university years, Adam Milstein used to assist his father in the real estate business. He supported the father to grow the business and in the process gained business skills. Adam Milstein married in 1974 and moved to the United States of America. He has a lot if the passion for education. This made him enroll at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He performed very well and graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree.
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