Michael R. Millsap

Michael R. Millsap

Director District 7

A second-generation steelworker, District 7 Director Mike Millsap has spent the past 46 years fighting for fairness, safety and better treatment for USW members and all workers.

Millsap is in his second term as District 7 Director, representing thousands of USW members in Indiana and Illinois. He won election in November 2013 and was re-elected in November 2017.

Millsap joined USW Local 3069 in 1973 when he started work at Republic Steel in Gary, Ind. He served six terms on the local union’s grievance committee, including three terms as the committee chair.

In 1991, Millsap was elected President of Local 3069 and was re-elected to the position in 1994 and 1997.

In 1997, Millsap was appointed as a USW International Staff Representative.

After serving as Secretary of the USW’s bargaining committee during talks with Republic Steel, Millsap was appointed Sub-District Director in 2000.

In addition to his extensive experience as a local leader and standing up for members at the bargaining table, Millsap serves on the Board of Trustees for the Republic Steel Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA), which administers benefits, and as a member of the advisory board for the Institute for Career Development (ICD), a joint labor-management initiative that provides training and educational services to USW members.

In 2008, Vice President Tom Conway appointed Millsap as the Secretary of the U.S. Steel bargaining committee and in 2019 was appointed Chairman of the U.S. Steel bargaining committee.

He was also recently appointed Chairman of Republic Steel bargaining committee, Chairman of Titan Tire bargaining committee, Chairman of Alcoa bargaining committee, and Trustee on Dana (VEBA).

The headquarters for District 7 is in Gary, Ind.

USW District 7
1301 Texas Street 2nd Floor - Room 200
Gary, IN 46402
219.886.2596 - Telephone
219.886.8686 - FAX

State(s): IL, IN