Larkin & Lacey

If you looked at a graph of the percent of doctoral degrees granted to women for every decade from from 1950 to 2010, you will see that the amount of degrees granted to women has radically increased from 9.6% to 49.1%. This change did not happen overnight; it happened gradually over the course of 6 decades.

If you look at a graph of the percentage of paid workers who were women for every decade from 1820 to 2010/2012, you will see that the percentage also jumped up. In 1820, 7.3% of paid workers were women, while the percentage of women in the workforce was 46.9% in 2010 and 46.7% in 2012. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter

The emergence of women’s rights organizations correlates with the increase of women in the workforce, as well as the increasing amount of women earning doctorates.

Women have been politically involved on the grassroots and activist levels for hundreds of years. Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women have forged the way for women to achieve their dreams.

They both advocated for the availability of contraception and abortion. Contraception and abortion allow women to have meaningful relationships with men while putting off families to pursue their personal, non-baby dreams.

In an article titled Birth Control in The Feminism Program, 1918, Crystal Eastman talks about how women can only pursue well balanced lives where they live to their potential if they are given access to birth control. Otherwise, having babies at an out of control rate will deny women the time and energy to properly pursue other things in their lives.

It will deny many women the chance to live up to their potential, as well as the chance to create the most high quality familial situations. At the time, this article was published in a journal named Birth Control Review, which was considered to be a radical publication. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

America traditionally has a white, Anglo, Protestant flavor. Whites have historically made up the majority of the nation. As a result, the laws and the culture have been vehemently for the interests of America’s European, Christian population.

This has lead to a situation where anybody outside of this description is considered an “other,” or not a true “American.” In many instances, the word “American” has synonymous with White American people. Immigrants and Hispanics have been one of the groups to be classified as “other,” and to be subsequently targeted for discrimination.

Brave individuals like Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have taken notice to this paradigm, and have started glorious organizations, such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, to remedy the problem.

Roofing specialists and how Aloha Construction has become a market leader.

The construction industry continues to see sustained growth and has proved to be one of the biggest employers in the country.The industry has been able to add over six thousand jobs in the last month alone and according to an industry expert, Dave Farbaky the director at Aloha construction the growth is sustainable based on the promise by the government to inject an extra trillion dollars into infrastructure. Residential and commercial developments continue to be some of the fastest growing projects and this has led to a need for more experts and professionals in the industry.

Construction companies have come to this realization and have started to specialize in order to be in a position to offer clients the best in their line of work. Aloha construction company is a specialist in roofing and is one of the companies leading in this front. They offer various services under roofing that include roofing, siding and gutter works they are able to work with any type of roof be it asphalt, steep or metal. Clients can also offer other suggestion that they may have encountered and would like to have done. Aloha construction also offers renovation services they have trained specialist in this field to ensure that there is minimal disturbance during the process especially when dealing with family homes.

This is due to the various needs of families as some may be still around when the renovations are taking place. Pets such as dogs are also a major consideration for Aloha construction and they have been able to work with pet experts to come up with activities that families could do together with there pets during renovations to ensure that they do not become nervous or emotionally stressed. Aloha construction has Certified Vinyl Siding Installers who are entrusted with ensuring that all siding jobs are done not just as a job but an art leaving clients extremely satisfied. For them, the client is always first.

Jim Larkin: Labour Person

James Larkin was born in Liverpool, England. His date of birth was January 28th, 1874. He was not from a rich family. In fact, he grew up in the slums of Liverpool with not much education. As he grew up, he worked to supplement his family’s income.

Eventually he worked at the Liverpool docks as a foreman. He became a member of the National Union of Dock Labourers, and eventually became a full time organizer in 1905.

James Larkin organized and took part in militant strike methods, which the National Union of Dock Workers found to be alarming. As a result, Larkin was transferred to Dublin, Ireland, in 1907.

In Dublin, he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. The point of the Irish Transport and General Worker’s Union was to organize all industrial workers—both unskilled and skilled.

Later on , James Larkin Formed the Irish Labor Party, and led many strikes. He led the 1913 Dublin Lockout, which was an 8 month long strike that included 100,000 workers. This strike resulted in the right to fair employment.

When World War I broke out, James Larkin put on anti-war protests in Dublin. He traveled to the United States with the goal in mid to collect money to fight the British. England had taken over Ireland hundreds of years prior to the 19th century, and throughout those years England had used and abused Ireland for it’s own profit.

James Larkin was convicted of communism and criminal anarchy in 1920. As a result, he was deported back to Ireland from the United States after being pardoned three years later. In Ireland, he established Workers’ Union of Ireland. In 1924, Communist International gave them recognition in 1924.

Jim Larkin died on January 30th, 1947, in Dublin. In the latter part of 1946, he fell through a floor while supervising construction of a hall for the Worker’s Union of Ireland.

He died in January of 1947. Throughout his life, he did not smoke, drink or gamble; though he did take up smoking a pipe later on in his life. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/jim-larkin-released-from-prison and http://ireland-calling.com/james-larkin/

In 2007, a stained glass window was made by John McLaughlin and installed into the Belfast City Hall. It commemorates the dockers’ strike.