Union to honor 2 in management for saving refinery
Hundreds of union steelworkers at the former Sunoco refinery in South Philadelphia wouldn't have jobs today if it weren't for Rinaldi and David Marchick, the other honoree.
The selection of Marchick is almost stunning. He is managing director of the Carlyle Group, a private-equity management firm, a category of enterprise rarely popular with unions.
In 2011, Sunoco said that unless a buyer could be found by July 2012, it would shut its South Philadelphia refinery, putting 850 people out of work.
An unusual degree of bipartisan political cooperation ensued, with the White House, Gov. Corbett, U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D., Pa.), and other local politicians putting pressure on Sunoco to come up with a deal.
The United Steelworkers central office, based in Pittsburgh, also got into the act -
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