Kevin Mapp

Kevin Mapp

International Vice President (Human Affairs)

Kevin Mapp was elected to serve as USW International Vice President (Human Affairs) in April 2022. He previously served as Assistant to the Director in District 2.

Both of Mapp’s parents were USW members, and he quickly followed in their footsteps, working first in production and then as an industrial maintenance mechanic at U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Works. As a member of USW Local 1299 in Ecorse, Mich., Mapp held a number of positions, including Vice Chairman of the Grievance Committee.

In 2012, Mapp became a staff rep. He serviced a wide variety of locals across southern Michigan, including Local 13702, whose members work in area cemeteries. He bargained contracts at numerous industrial and manufacturing facilities in steel, auto-parts production, coke, paper and more, as well as serving as second chair in negotiations between Local 8888 and Huntington Ingalls Industries. 

He became sub-director for southern Michigan in 2017 before becoming Assistant to the Director in 2020.

As USW Vice President, Mapp coordinates bargaining in the union’s health care, containers, public sector and ship building sectors.

A committed activist, Mapp serves on the boards of both the metro-Detroit and national A. Philip Randolph Institutes (APRI), where he works to promote social and economic justice, voting rights and community education.

Mapp also serves as a trustee on the USW Health and Welfare Fund, an advisory board member to the Institute for Career Development and a member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan AFL-CIO Labor Foundation. He is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program and the Cornell National Labor Leadership Initiative.

Mapp is happily married to his wife Kim and has a son, daughter and granddaughter.