I started my career in the rank and file membership of Teamsters Local 618 at Behlmann GMC as a driver for the parts department before coming to work as a Organizer/Business Agent in June of 2008 and I look forward to organizing the un-organized. In 2013 I was elected as Vice President of Local 618, and in 2016 to President, and in 2020 as Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer. I look forward to continue representing all of our members at Teamsters Local 618 while performing my duties as Principal Officer/Secretary Treasurer of Local 618 and President of Joint Council 13.
If anyone should know of anyone wanting to become members of the Teamsters feel free to contact me at 314-426-4618.
2008 Assistant Political Director
2016 Political Director
Delegate Teamsters Joint Council 13
Trustee Joint Council 13
Recording Secretary Joint Council 13
President Joint Council 13 (2023)
UAA Pension Trustee
Automotive Petroleum & Allied Industries Employees Welfare Fund Trustee
I have proudly been a member of Teamsters Local 618 since January 2006 as a Customer Servie Representative for Penske Truck Leasing. I became Shop Steward and continued in that position until July 2017 when I was appointed as a Business Agent.
I previously served my country as a Military Policeman in the United States Army, and I am a Gulf War veteran.
I have been married to my wife Sarah since 2001 and have two sons. I look forward to representing our great members of Teamsters Local 618.
“I will never apologize for standing up for my fellow Teamsters and all American workers.” - James P. Hoffa
My Teamster career began in 1996 picking grocery for Schucks Warehouse. In 1998 I began working for Pepsi Cola in the box department delivering equipment to special events, and then full service, syrup, bulk, and conventional routes. In 2001 I began my career at Grey Eagle Beer Distributers as a Driver/Warehouseman where I served as Shop Steward. In 2018 I became the Recording Secretary of Teamsters Local 618 and now represent our membership in the auto dealers, and many other industries. My father, grandfather, uncle, and great uncle were all Teamsters dating back to the 1940’s.
I grew up an hour south of Chicago in a small union strong blue-collar community, at an early age I learned the values of a Union to secure great benefits for the working class. My grandfather, a UAW member retired from Ford Motor Company with over 25 years of service. My father was a Boilermaker for Chicago Bridge and Iron for 20 plus years where he also served as a Union Shop Steward. Previously I was employed by ABF Freight as a Diesel mechanic and a member of Teamsters Local 618 as well as Shop Steward for almost 10 years. Currently I am the Recording Secretary and Business Agent for Teamsters Local 618 where I serve the members of local 618 at many different locations in the St. Louis area. I am looking forward to many more years with Teamsters Local 618 and working hard for our members to ensure great working conditions, wages, and health and welfare for our membership.
I have been a member of Teamsters Local 618 for over 24 years. I am employed at Dial Henkel. My mother was a Union seamstress and my father worked in a Union factory. I have served on the Union negotiating commitee for Dial/Henkel, grievance commitee, served as steward, Chief Shop Steward and look forward to my duties as trustee.
4-1-1960 - 12-23-2019
Marvin Kropp was a third generation Teamster and began his Teamster membership in 1978 working at E.I.S Brake Parts Warehouse. In 1979 he was elected as Shop Steward before being appointed as a Business agent in 1984. Throughout his years working at the hall he had served in every leadership role in the Local Union. Along with his duties as Business Agent he also served as Trustee, Recording Secretary, Vice President, President and Secretary Treasurer/ Principle Officer. He had represented Just about every industry in Teamsters Local 618 during his tenure as an Officer of this great Local Union. He always took pride in his service to the members of Local 618 and was always willing to help any member if possible.
Shop Steward- 1979
Business Agent- 1984
Recording Secretary- 2001
Vice President- 2005
Principle Officer- 2009
Trustee Central States Pension & Health & Welfare Fund
Local 618 Political Director- 2001-2006
Teamsters Joint Council 13 Delegate
United Automotive Pension Trustee
Teamster Medicare Trustee 2005-2007
Local 618 Health & Welfare Trustee
I.B.T Airline Advisory Board
I.B.T Industrial Trades Policy Commitee
I.B.T Division Representative
Teamsters Joint Council 13 President