The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
Spanish (Márquez): patronymic from the personal name Marcos .