Today in 1934: Officers of Wisconsin Industrial Union Local 1 hand out food baskets to the families of all workers striking the J.I. Case Company of Racine. Workers have been on strike since October.
Two weeks ago, the Case Company ran an ad in the Racine daily paper offering all striking workers their jobs and a hundred-dollar Christmas bonus if they returned to work by December 21st. In response, the financially strapped union contacted merchants for food donations.
The largest contributor was Joe Domanik, a wholesale grocer who risked not being paid if the workers lost the strike. Domanik’s thousands of dollars in food contributions will keep striking families from going hungry over the holidays.
After the strike wins in February, the union starts making monthly payments of one thousand dollars to Domanik until the bill is paid.
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