Today in History
23 February 2010
February 23, 1887 - The Journeyman Bakers National Union received its charter from the American Federation of Labor. Its founder, George Block, was one of four people nominated in 1886 to head the newly-formed AFL. He declined to accept the nomination and Samuel Gompers was unanimously elected AFL president. Today, the bakers union has become the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.