The Sacramento Bakers Protective Association operated from 1891 through the turn of the century for the purpose of improving
working conditions in local bakeries and standardizing prices. The Association records consist primarily of meeting minutes
detailing the group's operations (1891-1898, bulk 1891-1895). The minutes concern the enforcement of the union constitution
and bylaws, incorporation, union finances, setting prices, composing and distributing a blacklist of local bakers, and a roster
of attendees for 1894 and 1895 meetings.
The Sacramento Bakers Protective Union convened its first meeting on April 28, 1891, and elected John Rohr, proprietor of
the Pioneer Bakery at 124 J Street as president. C. Schurr served as vice president and J. H. Hogan as secretary and treasurer.
Eight other proprietors from area bakeries signed on as the initial members of the union, which met at Federated Trades Hall.
The union met for several months to discuss the enforement of the union bylaws, settling prices for baked goods and recruiting
new bakeries, but dispersed after September 22, 1891. In May 12, 1894, the majority of Sacramento area bakers reconvened as
the Sacramento Bakers Protective Association. They elected J. H. Hogan as president, G. N. Brawn as vice president, C. Schurr
as treasurer and M. B. Kent as secretary. The association met in Turn Verein Hall, and continued the work that was begun by
the union in 1891. In addition, the association composed a list of blacklisted bakeries in the Sacramento area (June 1894).
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