Summary Information
Title: United Steelworkers of America Local 1843 Records
Collection Number: AIS.2000.05
Creator: United Steelworkers of America. Local 1843 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Collection Dates: 1937-1999
Extent: 97.5 linear feet (78 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
United Steelworkers of America, Local 1843 was founded in 1937 and represented workers at the Jones & Laughlin Steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This collection includes seniority lists, agreements, membership cards and negotiation information from Local 1843.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

May 2010
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Brodt.
History

United Steelworkers of America, Local 1843 was founded in 1937 as part of the Steelworkers Organizing Committee and represented workers at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The union continued to represent workers at the plant after it became part of LTV Steel and up to the plant’s closure in 1999.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes seniority lists, agreements, and negotiation information of United Steelworkers Local 1843 at the Jones & Laughlin steel mill on the South Side (Pittsburgh) and Hazelwood. Also present are membership cards from 1937 to 1954, arbitration information and grievances.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Iron and steel workers -- Labor unions -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

Corporate Names
  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. Pittsburgh Works.
  • LTV Steel Company.
  • United Steelworkers of America. Local 1843 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Locations
  • Hazelwood (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • South Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Genres/Forms
  • Membership cards
  • Minute books

Category
  • Labor

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Vincent Mackewich, president of Local 1843, in 2000.

Preferred Citation:

United Steelworkers of America Local 1843 Records, 1937-1999, AIS.2000.05, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

An inventory to this collection was created by Archives Service Center staff.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Related Material:

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh Works Earning Records, 1862-1901, AIS.1974.23, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Historical Records, 1871-1953, AIS.1973.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation Records, 1902-1959, AIS.1978.09, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh Works Records, 1918-1970, AIS.1988.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh


Collection Inventory
Reel 1-2 Minute Books and Sign-In Book, 1976-1995

Box 1
Folder 1 Vendor Blanket Orders, Day to Day Purchases, 1980s
Folder 2 Zone 1 Seniority, April 15, 1996
Folder 3 "Preventing Chemical Disasters: A Course for Safety and Health Committees" by the USWA Safety and Health Department, November 14-18, 1988
Item 1 Standard Proceedure Booklets

Box 2
Folder 1 Meetings, 1969
Folder 2 Letters of Understanding, SUB SVP Working Agreement, August 1, 1968
Folder 3 Craft and Maintenance Agreement, December 1, 1956
Folder 4 Trade or Craft Apprenticeship
Folder 5 Trade or Craft Agreement, 1956
Folder 6 Zone 1 Agreement, 1946, 1980
Box 3 Contracts, 1968, 1986, 1999
Box 3 Conventions, 1950-1972

Box 4
Folder 1 Production Planning
Folder 2 Food Service, 1952-1954
Folder 3 Strip Mill, 1972-1974
Folder 4-5 Closed Cases, 1960-1967
Folder 6 Arbitration Award, Appendix F Agreement, August 1, 1968

Box 5
Folder 1-2 Strip Mill Mechanical Units, Job Descriptions and Classifications, 1972-1974
Folder 3-4 Zone 2, Eliza Job Descriptions and Classifications
Folder 5 Zone 3, Number 18 Mill Job Descriptions and Classifications
Folder 6 Zone 3, Number 19 Mill Job Descriptions and Classifications

Box 6
Folder 1 Correspondence, 1979-1982, 1988-1990
Folder 2 Job Evaluations: Factors
Folder 3 Letters of Agreement and Correspondence, 1991-1994
Folder 4-5 Grievance Settlements, 1980-1986
Item 1 Steel Workers Handbook on Arbitration Decisions
Item 2 Labor-Management Arbitration Manual
Item 3 Cradle of Steel Unionism, Monongahela Valley, PA
Item 4 United Steelworkers of America 24th Constitutional Convention, August 1-5, 1988

Box 7
Folder 1 Zone 3A, Turning Department Incentive Plan
Folder 2 Zone 3A, Bar Side Incentive Plan
Folder 3 Zone 4, Incentives
Folder 4 Zone 5, Anneal and Temper Mill Aisle Incentive Plan
Folder 5 Zone 5B Incentive Plan
Folder 6 Zone 5 Incentives

Box 8
Folder 1 Local 1843 Negotiations, 1977
Folder 2 Local Union Issues, 1980
Folder 3 Financial Officer's Manual
Folder 4-6 Labor-Management Participation Teams Reference Manual

Box 9
Folder 1 Pittsburgh Works Occupations Affected by Craft and Maintenance Agreement, December 1, 1956
Folder 2 Local 1843 Agreements, Zones 1, 2, 3 and 3A
Folder 3 Trade or Craft Supplemental Agreements, 1965
Folder 4 Contracting Out, 1979-1983
Folder 5 Overtime Information, Zones 2-4

Box 10
Folder 1-2 Zone 3A, Coil Department and Incentives
Folder 3 Zone 5A, Soho Galvanizing
Folder 4 Zone 5A
Folder 5 Zone 2, Foundry
Folder 6 Zone 5, Roll Grinders

Box 11
Folder 1 Zone 5B
Folder 2-6 Incentive Performances, 1970-1980
Box 12 Contract Negotiations, 1947-1965

Box 13
Item 1 Contract Tape, 1994
Item 2 Crane 314 Furnace Room
Item 3 Buttons
Item 4 Blank Complaint Interview Notebooks
Item 5 Complaint/Grievance Pamphlet
Item 6 Blank Health, Safety and Environment Complaint Book
Item 7 Pension, McDonald, January 20, 1991
Item 8 Negotiation Tapes, 1990
Reel 1 Third Step Grievance Hearings, April 7, 1976
Box 14 Local 1843, Files of President Joseph Audia, 1950s
Box 15 Local 1843 Grievance Files, 1967-1979

Box 16
Folder 1 Consent Decree Implementation, Locals 1843 and 1272, 1974
Folder 2 Consent Decree, 1974
Folder 3 Vacation Agreements and Letters
Folder 4 Labor Pool, 1976
Folder 5 Appendix F, Agreement Incentives, 1968
Box 17 Grievance Status Files
Box 18 Planners, Constitutions, Agreements and Programs

Box 19
Folder 1-2 Zone 1 Incentive Plan
Folder 3-4 Zone 2 Incentive Plan
Folder 5 Zone 3 Incentive Plan
Folder 6 Zone 5, Pickle Lines Tandem Mill Incentive Plan

Box 20
Folder 1 Surfaglaze Department Incentive Plan
Folder 2 Zone 3 Incentive Plan
Folder 3 Zone 3, Incentives
Folder 4 Zone 3A, Bar Department Incentive Plan
Folder 5 Zone 3A Incentive Plan
Folder 6 Zone 3A, Furnace Department Incentive Plan

Box 21
Folder 1 Zone 1, Overtime Agreements
Folder 2 Labor Pool Agreement, 1968
Folder 3 Incentive Plan Results, 1994-1997
Folder 4 Manning Agreement and Job Descriptions, 1983
Folder 5 Zone 1 by Product, 1950s, 1984

Box 22
Folder 1 Agreements, March 1, 1983
Folder 2-6 Seniority, Zones 3, 4, 5A, 5B and 5

Box 23
Folder 1 Clerical and Technical Job Classification Program
Folder 2 Agreement: LTV Steel, Pittsburgh Works, Industrial Nurse Employees and the United Steelworkers of America, August 6, 1987
Folder 3-5 LTV Steel Coke Oven Battery Inspection, March-June 1997

Box 24
Folder 1 Seniority, Zones 1-5B
Folder 2 Local Collective Bargaining Issues, 1980
Folder 3 Letters of Agreement, 1979-1990
Folder 4 Consent Decree, Trane and Craft: Goals and Time Tables
Folder 5 Joint Review Committee Rules of Procedure, Consent Decree, 1990

Box 25
Folder 1 Expedited Arbitration, 1970s
Folder 2 Local Issues, January 23, 1990
Folder 3-4 Contract Negotiations, 1980, 1986
Folder 5 Quarterly Income Benefit, 1980s-1990s
Item 1 Labor-Management Participation Teams Manuals
Item 2 Strip Sheet Department: New, Terminated and Retained Maintenance Jobs

Box 26
Folder 1 Zone 3A, Hazelwood Cold Finishing Mill Job Descriptions and Classifications
Folder 2-3 Zone 4, Hot Mill Job Descriptions and Classifications
Folder 4 Zone 5A, Soho Galvanizing Job Descriptions and Classifications
Folder 5-6 Zone 5, Cold Mill Job Descriptions and Classifications

Box 27
Folder 1-2 Bonus and Base Rate Incentive Plans by Zone
Folder 3 LTV Steel/USWA Benefits Seminar, October 22-23, 1987
Folder 4-5 Incentive Calculations by Zone
Folder 6 Incentive Performances

Box 28
Folder 1 Zone 1 Seniority
Folder 2 Contract Settlement, 1986
Folder 3 Meetings, Local Joint Unions, 1970-1980
Folder 4 Contract, 1980
Folder 5 Negotiated Contract, 1990
Folder 6 Arbitration
Folder 7 Settlement Agreement, 1994

Box 29
Folder 1 Supplemental Master Job Classifications, August 1, 1971
Folder 2 Arbitration Award Appendix F, Agreement Book 2, August 1, 1968
Folder 3 Incentive Illustrations
Folder 4 Incentive Information, Special Meetings, 1969
Folder 5-6 O&T Manual, Clerical and Technical Job Classifications, 1948
Box 30 Conventions and Special Meetings by Zone, 1960s-1980s

Box 31
Folder 1 O&T Manual, Clerical and Technical Job Classifications
Folder 2-4 Contract Negotiations, 1968, 1971, 1974
Folder 5 Contracts, 1974
Folder 6 Agreements, 1992
Folder 7 Local Issues, 1977
Box 32 Requests for Vacation Benefits, 1960s-1970s
Box 33 Grievances by Zone
Box 33 Job Progressions
Box 33 Job Lines and Seniorities
Box 34 Correspondence, Zone 5, 5A and 5B

Box 35
Folder 1 Incentive Population Report, 1968
Folder 2 Hot Strip Mill Finishing Shutdown of B.A. Floor, 1970
Folder 3-4 Incentive Evaluations, 1969
Box 36 Job Lines and Seniorities
Box 37 Arbitrations and Settlements, 1960s-1970s
Box 38 Arbitrations, 1966-1967, 1969

Box 39
Folder 1 Recovery Operations by Product, Zone 1
Folder 2 Coil Side All Units
Folder 3 Turning Department Cutoff, 1998-1999
Folder 4 Shipping and Finished Warehousing
Folder 5-6 Letters of Suspension and Reprimand, 1980-1981
Box 40 Recording Secretary Jerry King Files, 1970s, 1990s

Box 41
Folder 1 United Steelworkers of America 20th Constitutional Convention, August 5-8, 1996
Folder 2 Industrial Nurses, 1971-1974
Folder 3 Pension Agreements, 1994
Folder 4 Arbitrations, 1980s
Folder 5 Meeting Minutes, 1990s
Folder 6 Zone 1-3, 1985-1987
Box 42-43 Hearing Recordings, 1970s
Box 44 Recordings of Grievances by Product, 1970s

Box 45
Folder 1 Special Meetings, 1970s
Folder 2 Contract Comparison, August 1, 1977
Folder 3 Consent Order
Folder 4 Job Classification Manual, 1940s
Folder 5 Local 1843 Case No. NS 1-72, 1972
Folder 6 Check Book, 1980s
Box 46 Shutdown Arbitration, 1990s
Box 47 Expedited Arbitration, 1970s
Box 48 Contracts, Notes and 3rd Step Hearing Tapes, 1970s
Box 49 Correspondence, Zones 1-4

Box 50
Folder 1 Coke Ovens, 1974-1975
Folder 2 Hazelwood Cold Finishing, 1980-1981
Folder 3-4 Arbitration Decisions, Incentive Arbitration Award, August 1, 1969
Folder 5 Contracting Out, 1977-1979
Folder 6 Consent Decree, 1970s
Box 51 Special Meetings by Zone, 1960s, 1980s
Box 52 Strikes, 1950s-1960s
Box 53 3rd Step Grievances, 1984-1989
Box 54 Agreements and Job Descriptions, 1950s-1970s

Box 55
Folder 1 Agreements, Zones 4, 5, 5A and 5B, 1950s-1960s
Folder 2 Trade Readjustment Assistance, Suitable Lont Term Employment, 1970s-1980s
Folder 3 LTV Steel Agreement, 1986
Box 56 3rd Step Grievances and Closed Cases, 1980
Box 57 Case Studies, 4th and 5th Steps, 1970s-1980s
Box 58 Shutdown Arbitration, Pat Carvale
Box 59 Grievances, 1958, 1960, 1969, 1973

Box 60
Folder 1 Grievance Settlements
Folder 2-3 Labor Pool, 1966, 1993-1994, 1996-1997
Box 61 Living Wage, Pat Carvale, 1990s
Box 62 Grievances, 1964-1965, 1979
Box 63 National Labor Relations Board Cases

Box 64
Item 1 Locals 1843 and 1272, Memorandum of Procedure being Followed at the Pittsburgh Works regarding Seniority, 1940
Item 2 Consent Decree I, April 12, 1974
Item 3 Local 1843 Labor Pool Agreement, 1966
Item 4 Local 1843 Award of Arbitration Panel on Appendix F of Agreement, August 1, 1968
Item 5 Affirmative Action Compliance Program for Equal Employment Opportunity, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation
Item 6 Supplemental Agreement Implementing Appendix G, Trade or Craft Memorandum of Understanding, Basic Labor Agreement, September 1, 1965
Item 7-8 Your Social Security Benefits, 1963, 1982
Item 9 Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Major Medical Handbook for Steel Pensioners
Folder 1 LTV Group Insurance, 1987
Folder 2 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Bankruptcy Decision, 1991
Folder 3 Jobs to Bid, 1989
Folder 4 Trade and Craft Jobs, 1989
Folder 5 Correspondence, 1970-1971
Folder 6 Craft Postings, April 1987
Folder 7 Seniority, By Product, February 1987
Folder 8 LTV Pittsburgh Works Case Study
Folder 9 Ed Kern
Folder 10 Brief on Snapback of Pensions, July 23, 1990
Folder 11 Asset Control, November 17, 1988
Folder 12 Local Issues
Folder 13 Dependent Enrollment Guide Lines, 1991
Folder 14 LTV Paradigm Shift
Folder 15 Work System
Folder 16 Dental Pre-Paid Plan Coverage and Amounts
Folder 17 Company Information on Projects and Plant Studies, 1992
Folder 18 Petitions Received, 1991
Folder 19 Bankruptcy Information, 1991
Folder 20 Assistant Committeeman Meetings, 1991-1993
Folder 21 Summer Hires
Folder 22 Labor-Management Participation Teams Training and Information, 1991
Folder 23 Local 1843 Steelworkers Food Fund Bank Charitable Trust, 1991
Folder 24 Inflation Recognition Payment, Quarterly Update Information, April 15, 1990
Folder 25 HMO Information, 1991
Folder 26 List of Employees Company is No Longer Witholding Wage Tax, 1992
Folder 27 Dennis Adair
Folder 28 Incentive Plan Information
Folder 29 J&L/LTV Industrial Police Association Information and Arbitration, Genesta St. Gate Closing, 1993
Folder 30 Bill McCray Daylight Bump, Ovens Operating Group
Folder 31 Reprimands and Suspensions to Have Records Cleared
Folder 32 Gate Closing, Hazelwood/Genesta St. Gate, 1993
Folder 33 Report of LTV Steel to USWA regarding Bankruptcy, 1987
Folder 34 Pension Examples, 1992
Folder 35 Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Folder 36 Overtime Agreements
Folder 37 Zone 3A, Coil Drawing Job Line of Progression
Folder 38 Zone 3A, Bar Subdivision Job Line of Progression
Folder 39 Zone 4, Roll Shop Job Line of Progression
Folder 40 Zone 4, Plate Finishing Seniority Unit Job Line of Progression
Folder 41 Zone 4, Accounting Job Line of Progression
Folder 42 Zone 5A, Spike Factory Job Line of Progression
Folder 43 Zone 5B, Cold Reducing Job Line of Progression
Folder 44 Zone 5B, Maintenance Job Line of Progression
Folder 45-46 Engine Crew and Recovery Operations Incentives
Folder 47 Zone 3, Production Stocker Helper-Burner Incentives
Folder 48 Zone 3, Maintenance Welder Incentives
Folder 49 Zone 3, Maintenance Grinder, Shearknife and Guide Incentives
Folder 50 Hot Strip Mill Incentives
Folder 51 Zone 3, 14 Inch Bar Mill Incentives
Folder 52 Zone 5, Surfaglaze Polishing Line Incentives
Folder 53-54 Zone 5A, Stainless Steel Grinders Incentives
Folder 55 Zone 3, 10 Inch Bar Mill Incentives
Folder 56-57 Zone 5B, Old Anneal Incentives
Folder 58 Grievance Status
Folder 59 Arbitration
Folder 60 Changed Jobs
Folder 61 Incentives
Folder 62 New Jobs
Folder 63 Special Meeting Requests
Folder 64 Procedures
Folder 65 Rates of Pay
Folder 66 Seniorities
Folder 67 Negotiations
Folder 68 Scarfing
Folder 69-71 Letters
Box 65-66 Expedited Arbitrations, 1993-1997
Box 67 Arbitrations from Various Jones & Laughlin Locals, 1970s-1980s
Box 68 Grievance and Complaint Settlements, 1977-1999
Box 69-70 USWA Local 1272 Settled Cases, 1981-1983
Box 71 Local 1843 Settled Cases, 1982-1993

Box 72
Item 1-4 Constitution of the United Steelworkers of America, 1956, 1958, 1976, 1984
Item 5 Regulations Governing Working Conditions for Employees in the Motive Power Department Negotiated between the Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company and United Steelworkers of America, November 1, 1945
Item 6 Agreement between Bethlehem Steel Company and United Steelworkers of America, April 30, 1947
Item 7 Agreement Relating to Insurance and Pensions and Supplemental Insurance Agreement between Superior Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America, Local 171, November 26, 1949
Item 8-9 Agreement between United States Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America, Production and Maintenance Employees, 1956, 1960
Item 10-11 Agreement between United States Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America, Salaried Employees, 1956, 1968
Item 12-13 Agreement between Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America, 1977, 1980
Item 14 Consent Decree I, April 12, 1974
Item 15 Local 1843 Award of Arbitration Panel on Appendix F of Agreement, August 1, 1968
Item 16-18 Supplemental Unemployment Benefit Plan, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1969, 1974, 1977
Item 19 Program of Hospital-Medical Benefits for Eligible Pensioners and Surviving Spouses of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, 1983
Item 20 Pension Agreement between Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation and United Steelworkers of America, July 31, 1969
Item 21 Savings and Vacation Plan, 1969
Item 22 An Explanation of the Employment and Income Security Program by USWA
Item 23 Steel by USWA, 1980
Item 24 Georgetown Steel
Item 25 KORF, German Steel Company
Item 26 Swindell-Dressler, Electric Arc Furnaces
Item 27 US Steel News, Why Are America's Steel Plants Closing?, July 1982
Item 28 Business Week, June 14, 1982
Item 29 Officers' Report by USWA, 21st Constitutional Convention, September 20-24, 1982
Box 72-73 Labor Pools and Correspondence, 1959-1971
Box 74 Expediated Arbitration, 1997-1998
Box 75 Arbitration and Grievances, 1987-1990
Box 76 Minute Books and Sign-In Book, 1976-1995
Box 77-78 Member Cards, 1937-1954

Map-case 3
Drawer 14 Dues Card, Badge and Poster
Inaugural Address of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States, Given to Local 1843, January 20, 1961