Perry Mandera has made it his life work to help the needy and organizations that need donations.
He graduated from a Chicago High School in 1975 and went into the marine corps. While there, he learned to drive a truck after being in the motor pool. He received an honorable discharge.
For a while he worked for other people but eventually created his own business, selling it five years later to work in politics.
After his time as the youngest elected Chicago Committeeman, he got married and started another business that now has annual sales of over two hundred million dollars. The company employs several hundred people with the goal of helping everyone from small companies to Fortune 100 meet their transportation needs.
The company helps Perry Mandera to be able to provide to charities. He started a legitimate 501(c)3 company entitled Custom Care Charities. This charity focuses on helping children and youth organizations, especially for children who were abused and neglected. One of the ways this happens is through sports teams such as Jesse White Tumblers.
The Jesse White Tumblers performs half-time shows for the NBA and NFL. Founded in 1959, their goal is to train the next generation of acrobatic tumblers.
Perry Mandera has also helped victims of natural disasters as well. When Hurricane Katrina happened in 2005, he used his connections to get truckloads of food and water to the stranded people of New Orleans. Likewise in 2013, when a tornado struck Washington, Illinois he was able to help by donating transportation and supplies to families.
In addition to his wife, Perry Mandera has two children who are also involved in sports and raised in a Christian environment. He shows enthusiasm for everything he does and works hard both in his professional and personal life. There are children and people who have him and his organization to thank for being here today. He is providing a great future for many generations to come.
The life of James Larkin was centered on fighting for fair workers rights for individuals of all walks. He is remembered for the quote “A fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay” that illustrated what he fought for as a trade unionist.
James Larkin turned to menial jobs when he failed to acquire an education following his poor background. His search took him to Liverpool docks where he secured a position as a foreman. It is while working there that he was introduced to trade unionist. His efforts in fighting for better working conditions led him to join the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL). In 1905, Jim Larkin became a trade union organizer.
Continuing the Fight
Though he conducted violence-free strikes to the admiration of the likes of Constance Markieviez and Patrick Pearse, NUDL did not agree with his methods. As a result, he was moved to Dublin two years into the union. The move did not deter him as he continued with the fight by forming the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union (ITGWU). Read more: James Larkin | Biography
Jim Larkin was targeting the welfare of all Irish workers regardless of the skills. He highlighted the key areas where he concentrated his efforts including an 8-hours working day and pensions for individuals over 60 among others.
Jim Larkin knew well that the rights of unskilled laborers in Dublin were limited. He had endeavored to fight for them when he joined James Connolly to establish the Irish Labor Party in 1912. The following year, he led a strike that is still remembered to date, the Dublin Lockout.
Larkin later moved to the United States and joined the Industrial Workers of the World and the Socialist Party of America. He also founded the James Connolly Socialist Club in New York in honor of his friend. He was deported back to Ireland in 1923 where he formed the Workers’ Union of Ireland before passing on in 1947.