The two sides are scheduled to return to the bargaining table on Sunday, and if necessary again on Monday. Schwartz is hoping to finalize an agreement that can be brought to union members at 10 a.m. Tuesday during a general membership meeting at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 facility on Columbus Boulevard.
To build his 2,000-document collection, James Reis bought deeds from manuscript dealers and in bulk at auctions, and scoured old bookstores. The historic papers were an investment. But Reis was undeniably drawn to the characters living in them. "What these represent," he said of the deeds, "is priceless."
From the Classes of 1961 through '68, a total of 27 young men from the all-boys Catholic high school in Northeast Philadelphia were killed in action in Southeast Asia - more than any other currently-existing parochial or private school in the nation.
Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 3.8 percent; for African Americans, it is 5.9 percent, the lowest since the government started keeping track of that data in 1972. But across the country, between 60 and 75 percent of former inmates remain jobless a year after their release.
Tommy Rowan write news features and human interest stories for The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com.