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Series II. Employee Relations, 1930-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

The Employee Relations department at National-Duquesne Works covered a variety of concerns surrounding workers’ daily lives. This is reflected in the diversity of files within this series. Some documents of interest include employee grievances and minutes of Step 3 meetings, both of which outline the grievance process within U.S. Steel. Compensation, pension, and injury files, as well as National Defense cards, all provide information about employees' nationalities and city residences. Other records in this series illustrate how employees were trained for various jobs around National-Duquesne Works.

Series arrangement: This series reflects the diversity of actions within the National Works' Employee Relations Department as it was defined in 1980. At that time, the scope of the Employee Relations Department extended to personnel; labor relations; health, hygiene, and safety; and employee benefits. The names of some of the subseries, such as "Pensions, Insurance, and Workman's Compensation" and "Employment, Placement, and Employee Activities," reflect a different organization of departments prior to 1980 and they have been arranged to reflect the 1980 paradigm. In the 1950s, many of these divisions were part of a large Industrial Relations Department.

Subseries 1. Labor Relations

Scope and Content Notes:

The grievances listed in this subseries are predominantly arranged by their original coding system. It is unknown to us what the letters in the title stand for. The year and case number are separated by a dash. Grievances cover a variety of topics including seniority disputes, wrongful firings, benefits, duty reassessment, and other breaches of union contracts. The Step 3 meeting minutes include information regarding the grievance process used by U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers of America. Files regarding affirmative action detail how National-Duquesne Works strove to become more of an equal opportunity employer. Matters covered in the subject files include Civil Rights committee meetings, employee complaints, monthly USX and National-Duquesne Works grievance reports, and incentive plans, among others.

Box 05-12 Grievances: Closed Wage Cases, 1937-1954, 1956-1960
Box 13 Closed Salary Cases, 1942-1950
Box 14 Closed Job Description and Class Grievances, 1960-1970
Box 15 Closed Salary Cases, 1962-1970
Box 16-18 Closed Grievances, 1962-1964
Box 19-23 Closed Production & Maintenance Grievances, 1965-1970
Box 24-25 Salaried and Production & Maintenance National Plant Grievances, 1971-1972
Box 26-27 Closed Production & Maintenance National Plant Grievances, 1973-1974
Box 28-48 Closed Grievances, 1975-1982
Box 49 Step 3 Minutes (Wage Grievances), 1937-1950
Box 50 Step 3 Minutes (Salary Grievances), 1942-1967
Box 51-52 Step 3 Minutes (Wage Grievances), 1951-1968
Box 53 Work Stoppages and Strike Files, 1945-1956
Box 54 Strike and Contract Negotiations, 1959-1964
Box 55-57 Affirmative Action Compliance Program, 1970-1979
Box 58-63 Labor Relations Subject Files
Box 64 Employee Relations, 1969-1971
Box 65 Publicity and Policy, 1960s-1970s
Box 66-75 Arbitrations (Organized by sections of the contract), 1970-1982
Box 76 Binders: Consent Decree, Savings and Vacation Plan, Local Issues, 1960

Subseries 2. Pensions, Insurance, and Workman's Compensation

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains information regarding injured and deceased employees. The compensation files contain plant compensation forms, as well as details of worker injuries and plant hospital treatments. Pension files spanning forty-four years include completed forms, interoffice correspondence, and documents regarding company policy.

Box 77-84 Individual Compensation Files, 1930-1961
Box 85 Non-inventoried Closed Compensation Cases, 1961
Box 86-87 Non-inventoried Closed Compensation Cases, 1962-1964
Box 88 Compensation Cases, 1980-1981
Box 89 Unemployment Compensation Cards
Box 90 Individual Compensation Case Files and Pension Administration Plan
Box 91-94 Individual Pension Files of Workers Second Series Deceased, 1931-1946
Box 95-103 Individual Pension Files of Workers Deceased, 1947-1958
Box 104-114 Individual Pension Files of Workers Deceased, 1959-1966
Box 115-130 Individual Pension Files of Workers Deceased, 1968-1975
Box 131-132 Metropolitan Major Medical, 1966-1969
Box 133 College Recruiting, Pensions, and Vicing, 1950s-1970s

Section: Pensions Microfilm


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Reel 1 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Pension Files, Deceased and Pensioned, Kakaches-McMillan, 1940s
Reel 2 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Pension Files, Deceased and Pensioned, Maisoko-Metrovich, 1940s
Reel 3 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Pension Procedures; Memos and Correspondence, Richardson-Davis

Subseries 3. Personnel

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains information pertaining to individual employees. The National Defense Program cards were used for identification of workers and contain such personal data as ethnicity, height, and weight. Many of the cards contain a thumbnail-sized photograph of the employee. Insurance benefit cards and printouts detailing weekly employee benefits are also present.

Box 134-135 National Defense Cards with Signature Only
Box 136-184 National Defense Cards, 1940s
Box 185 Preliminary Data Sheets and National Defense Cards, 1950s
Box 186-188 National Defense Cards, 1950s
Box 189 Employee Rosters (Broadcast Sheets), 1963-1966
Box 190 Employee Statistics, 1969-1977
Box 191 Absenteeism at Duquesne and McKeesport, 1980-1982
Box 192 Plant Labor Pools, 1983-1984
Box 193 Absenteeism Printouts, 1984
Box 194-195 Employment and Income Security and Seniority listings, 1984
Box 196 Sub Register of Benefits, 1984
Box 197 20 Year Employees on Layoff or Disability, 1985
Box 198 Employee List Printouts, 1985
Box 199 Policies and Printouts, 1980s
Box 200 Miscellaneous Printouts, Lists, and Vacation Eligibility Rosters
Box 201 Employee Records, Monthly Union Check Offs, and Pension Reports
Box 202-204 Cards of Salaried Workers, Clock S-1235-91796
Box 205 Terminations Card File
Box 206 Rosters concerning Salary and Wages
Box 207 Rosters and Mailing List

Section: Pensions Microfilm

Scope and Content Notes:

The microfilm in this section details the career of employees at National-Duquesne Works. Personnel files include basic employee records sheets and changes to employee statistics, such as marital status and address, as well as papers outlining changes to employees’ payroll and transfer slips.


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Reel 4 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Personnel Services; Contract Admin.; Seniority; Plant Protection, January 1960-September 1971
Reel 5 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Personnel Services; Contract Admin.; Plant Protection; Daily Personnel Reports, 1951-1955
Reel 6 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Daily Reports, Personnel, 1956-1961
Reel 7 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Daily Reports, Personnel; Local Union Check Offs and Correspondence, 1958-1962
Reel 8 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Records), April-June 1952
Reel 9-10 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Records), July-October 1952
Reel 11-12 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Records), October-December 1952

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Reel 95-96 Personnel History Record Cards Inactive Salary and Active Wage Employees, 1952
Reel 97-98 Personnel History Record Cards Inactive Wage and Salary Terminated Employees, 1952

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Reel 13 Chronological File (January-June), January-March 1953
Reel 14 Chronological File (January-June), March-June 1953
Reel 15 Chronological File (January-June), June 1953
Reel 16 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Active and Inactive, 1953
Reel 17 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Inactive (Terminated Employees) Abel-Zolas, 1953
Reel 18 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), July-August 1953
Reel 19 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), August-October 1953
Reel 20 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), October-December 1953
Reel 21-22 Miscellaneous, 1954
Reel 23-24 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Active File-Wage Employees, January 1, 1954
Reel 25 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), January-March 1954
Reel 26 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), April-June 1954
Reel 27-29 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), July-December 1954
Reel 30 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Inactive Files (Terminated Employees) Salary, 1954
Reel 31-35 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Active Files, December 31, 1954
Reel 36 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), January-February 1955
Reel 37 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), February-April 1955
Reel 38 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), April-June 1955
Reel 39-44 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Active and Inactive, 1955
Reel 45-46 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), July-December 1955
Reel 47-48 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), January-June 1956
Reel 49-50 Personnel History Record Card IR-109 Active File-Wage Employees, 1956
Reel 51 Miscellaneous, 1956
Reel 52-53 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), July-December 1956
Reel 54-55 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), January-June 1957
Reel 56 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), July-October 1957

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Reel 57 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), October-December 1957
Reel 58-59 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), January- June 1958
Reel 60 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), January-March 1959
Reel 61 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), March-June 1959
Reel 62 Chronological File (supporting documents for Personnel History Record Card IR-109), 1959
Reel 63 Salary and Wage Terminations, 1959

Subseries 4. Health, Hygiene, and Safety

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains a wealth of information regarding the dangers of working at National-Duquesne Works. Accident reports and investigations detail many situations in which the worker’s health had failed or those in which the employee was injured while working at the plant. Safety reports and meeting minutes at the plant, regional, and national levels outline ways in which management and supervisors tried to solve safety issues and prevent further injury to workers.

Section: Accidents and Injuries

Scope and Content Notes:

Section scope note: These records outline the many different types of injuries and accidents that occurred at the National-Duquesne Works. Reports include graphic descriptions of the incidents by the injured worker or witnesses and some include photographs or diagrams of the accident site. Some accident reports even include the nationality of the injured employee.

Box 208-212 Lost Time Accidents, 1930-1960
Box 212 Injury Reports and Ambulance Calls, 1951-1958
Box 213 Ambulance Calls, 1960-1962
Box 214 Delayed Treatment, Serious Minor Injury Cases and Deceased Employees, 1941-1964
Box 215-216 Minor Injury Reports, 1955
Box Box 217-219 Daily Injury Reports, 1957-1967
Box 220 Medical and Pension Records, 1970
Box 221 Serious Minor Injury Reports, 1958-1963
Box 222 Safety Department Daily Injury and Hospital Reports, 1959-1962, 1964
Box 223 Accident Investigations, Daily Injury Slips and Hospital Reports, 1964-1966
Box 224 Injury Reports, 1961-1963
Box 225 Consolidated Injury Reports Including Other Plants, 1969-1975
Box 226-228 Lost Time Injuries Including Other Plants, 1976-1982
Box 229 US Steel Injuries, 1967-1975
Box 230 Foreman's Accident Reports, 1981
Box 231 Statements of Injured Employees, 1964-1968
Box 232 Outside Contraction, Compensation and Disfigurement Cases, 1969-1979

Section: Safety

Scope and Content Notes:

Section scope note: This section includes information on safety meetings and statistics from National-Duquesne Works, U.S. Steel, and various other steel companies. From these documents it can be determined how National-Duquesne Works measured up to other plants in aspects of accidents and safety. Publications intended for workers regarding hygiene and safety are also included, as well as signs posted at the plant.

Box 233 Safety Performances and Minutes of Major Steel Production Companies, 1944-1955
Box 234 Joint Union Management, Safety and Health Committee Minutes, 1965-
Box 235 Safety Activity Reports, 1970-1974
Box 236-237 General Superintendent's Staff Safety Meetings, 1972-1979
Box 238 Safety and Hygiene Pamphlets, 1972-1981
Box 239 General Superintendents Safety Meetings, 1980-1982
Box 240 Safety Statistics, 1981-1982
Box 241 Eastern Steel Works Safety Meeting Minutes and Reports
Box 242 Safety Training and OSHA Files
Box 243-244 Safety
Box 245 Safety Department Binders about Procedure
Box 246 Safety Policy and Reports

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Drawer 12 1. "Let's better our safety score in '84" Poster, 1983
2. "Have a safe Merry Christmas" Poster, 1983

Section: Safety Microfilm

Scope and Content Notes:

This section includes microfilmed injury reports from 1969-1972, as well as safety statistics from the National Works. Monthly reports list the number of accidents by department and detail those that had occurred in the twenty-four hours prior to the report's release. From these, trends in accident frequency and severity can be studied.


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Reel 64 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Safety Activity Reports; Injury Reports, 1970-1974
Reel 65 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Injury Reports; Safety Statistics, 1968-1972
Reel 66 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Safety Statistics, August 1968- September 1970

Section: Medical Records

Scope and Content Notes:

These are the medical records of former employees of the National Works. The original documents were not salvageable, so the Archives Service Center created microfilm copies before they were destroyed. These records contain information about the typical plant worker’s health while at the Works, including any injuries sustained while on the job, physical examination results, and details of any treatment administered at the plant hospital.

Reel 67-78 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Medical Records; "Deceased and Pensioned", 1965-1975
Reel 79-93 U.S. Steel Corp. National Works Medical Records, "Quits and Transfers", 1965-1973

Subseries 5. Employment, Placement, and Employee Activities

Scope and Content Notes:

The documents in this subseries detail the hiring and discharge of employees at the National-Duquesne Works. Termination files detail the grounds for dismissal and employment documents list the worker's nationality and military service, among other things. The activity and affirmative action reports outline the number of workers at the plant and divides them by race and gender. Broadcast sheets provide a list of all employments, terminations, and status changes, such as promotions, within the given year. Applications for the Work's 1960s Electric-Resistance Welding facilities are also included. Photographs of the annual apprentice dinner can be found in a separate box in media storage.

Box 247 Termination, Employment, Lost Check, and Transfer Listings, 1956-1971
Box 248 Change in Employment Status, Foreman and Others, 1957-1968
Box 249 Employment and Transfer Notices, 1960-1965
Box 250 Employment Listings, 1963-1971
Box 251 Electric-Resistance Welding Applications, 1960s
Box 252 Applications, 1969
Box 253 Broadcast Sheets, Activity Reports and Service Awards, 1975-1982
Box 254 Employment Records and Production and Maintenance Memos
Box 255 Activity Reports
Box 256 Foremen's Tests
Box 257 Management Position Applications
Box 258 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Box 259 College Recruiting

Subseries 6. Training

Scope and Content Notes:

These records contain information regarding the training of new or promoted employees. Documents include questionnaires and advice about how to become a better and more efficient leader.

Box 260 Management Training, 1950s-1970s
Box 261 Management Training and Training Subject Files, 1960s-1970s
Box 262-268 Management Training and Development
Box 269 Job Instruction Training, Leadership
Box 270 Effective Speaking and Leadership Training
Box 271 Safety Training Tests
Box 272 Reports and Safety Training
Box 273 Training Brochures
Box 274 Training Documents

Subseries 7. Rate Administration and William J. McShane Files

Scope and Content Notes:

William McShane began working for the National Tube Company in 1946. By 1953, he had become the supervisor of Organization Planning and Rate Administration. Some of his duties were to appraise the abilities of managers and initiate changes in the organization, as well as salaries or wages, of plant workers. After their merger he was responsible for these areas at both the National and Duquesne plants. McShane worked in Rate Administration and Organization Planning into the 1980s.

Included in this subseries is a 1957 book with files on those working in the Duquesne Works’ Central Operations. Information on their birthplace, nationality, education, salary, work history and military experience are available along with a photograph of each man. Personnel files regarding employees’ removal from the payroll also include data on work history and salary. National Plant Rate Bureau subject files are alphabetized and include such information as management charts for every USX open hearth blast furnace.

Box 275-277 Personnel Files, 1935-1950
Box 278 Wage and Salary Inequity Program, 1947
Box 279 Job Description, Wage Rate, and Inequity Program
Box 280-284 National Plant Rate Bureau, D-1 to D-2
Box 285 Requests for Rate Change
Box 286-288 McShane Correspondence and Business Papers
Box 289 Duquesne, Exempt and Non-Exempt Salary, 1964-1969