July 6, 1934: A strike in Racine grew violent when employees were being escorted into the
Horlick Malted Milk plant's main gate on July 6, 1934. A group of strikers and strike sympathizers battled past the police
escort, shattering car windshields by throwing rocks and bricks. Three policemen and five employees were injured during the
melee. The 10-day strike was settled on July 8 when workers agreed to a 15 percent wage increase. The agreed
minimum wage for male employees was 48 cents an hour while women would earn 35 cents.