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January 16, 2019
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Updated: Jan. 16 (08:00)
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Marvin Kropp
(Secretary Treasurer / Principal Officer) ( President Teamsters Joint Council 13)

I began my Teamster membership in 1978 working at E.I.S Brake Parts Warehouse. In 1979 I was elected as shop steward before being appointed as a Business Agent for the Local in March of 1984. In 1998 along with my duties as Business Agent I was elected by the membership to serve as Union Trustee.

In October of 2001, I was elected by the membership as Recording Secretary. In 2005 I was appointed to serve as Vice President. In 2008 I was elected to serve as President of Teamsters Local 618. In 2009 I was appointed by the Local 618 Executive Board to serve as Secretary Treasurer / Chief Principal Officer.

I have represented just about every industry of Teamsters Local 618 since 1985 and have loved the challenge to assist our members in every aspect of my tenure as a Officer of this great Local. I take great pride in my service to the members of Local 618 and I'm always willing to help any member if possible. If I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to call me at 314-426-4618.

Teamster Career :
Shop Steward -1979
Business Agent - 1984
Trustee / Business Agent -1998
Recording Secretary - 2001
Vice President - - 2005
President - 2008
Secretary Treasurer / Principal Officer -2009

Appointments :
Delegate Teamsters Joint Council 13
Local 618 Political Director - 2001-2006
United Auto Association Pension Trustee 2001
Teamsters Medicare Trust Trustee

Teamsters Local 618 Health & Welfare Trustee
Teamsters Joint Council 13 Executive Board Trustee 2008-2010

I.B.T. Industrial Trades Policy Commitee

I.B.T. Airline Advisory Board

Teamsters Joint Council 13 President January 2011

Missouri / Kansas / Nebraska Executive Board Trustee 2008

Central States Pension / Health & Welfare Fund Trustee 2012

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I was employed at Behlman 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.  I also look forward to representing our current members at Avis Rent-A-Car, General Electric ,Warning Light, G&N Service, Hertz, Fabick Tractor, Buckeye Chemicals and many others while performing my duties as President.

If anyone should know of anyone wanting to become members of the Teamsters feel free to contact me at 314-426-4618.

Appointments :


Delegate Teamsters Joint Council 13


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I have been a member of Teamsters Local 618 for over 30 yrs. I was employed as a parts counterman for Chrysler Plymouth West. During my tenure at Chrysler Plymouth West I was selected to sit on contract negotiations for the 2001 Standard Dealers Agreement. I was a shop steward for over thirteen years. I became a Trustee for the Local in 1999 and continued in that position until November 2005 when I was appointed as a Business Agent while also performing my duties as a Trustee. I'm also very active in Church and Community activities.

Appointments :

Delegate Jt. Council 13 - 1999
Local 618 Political Director - 2007
Teamster Medicare Trust - 2008

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I have been a member of Teamsters Local 618 for over 30 years since he was hired at Bommarito Oldsmobile in 1980 as a parts counterman. In 1986 I became Shop Steward for Bommarito Oldsmobile and held that position until becoming the Local 618 Recording Secretary in 2015. In the early 1990’s I was appointed as a Local 618 Sgt.-At -Arms.

Mike has been a rank-n-file committee member for the St. Louis Auto Dealers contract bargaining since 2001. While not working Mike enjoys riding his Harley Davidson and helping charities with the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association in which he serves as Vice President.  Mike is a very dedicated Local 618 member and he wears his pride on his sleeve by proudly displaying the Teamsters Local 618 logo as his tattoo on his arm.




Marc Emsoff

Marc has been a member of Teamsters Local 618 for twenty-six years. Marc started his membership into Local 618 at Overland Garage.  I'm employed at Ryder Truck Rental .
  Marc also proudly served his Country while in the United States Marines. In 2008 he was named as Marine of the year by the Marine Corps League.  Marc also served in past years as a Local 618 Sgt-at-Arms.  I look forward to serving the membership in whatever duties I may be assigned to assist in.


I have been a member of Teamsters Local 618 for 39 years and have served over 20 years as a shop steward. I upon becoming a member was employed at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Retread. After spending several years there I moved to Community Tire Retread where I have been employed for the last 33 years. Before becoming a Local 618 Trustee in 2014 I served as a Sargent-At-Arms for the local union for many years. I'm married to my wife Linda and we have one son Skipper who is a Teacher and coach at at a local high school. While not working I try to spend as much time as I can with our grandson. I look forward to representing our members of local 618 and I'm proud to be a member of one of the best local unions in our great Union !


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  • Teamsters understand the value in union membership. Higher pay, better benefits, and a greater voice in the workplace are standards set by union members that won’t be given up without a fight, even after the Supreme Court’s decision in the “Janus v. AFSCME” case.

    While it is true that this ruling may create temporary roadblocks, public employees throughout the United States need to remain unified. We cannot allow the progress working people have made in union to be slowed down because of lawsuits that disregard the value of public employees.

    The Janus decision came about because anti-employee forces spent millions of dollars on lobbying and court challenges for over 40 years. Attacks from these outside groups, backed by secret donors, seek to eliminate the freedom of public employees to negotiate with their employer over the value of their work.

    Many Teamster members around the country have held conversations with their co-workers about the impact of the Supreme Court decision to reinforce the value of remaining unified. Whether at the worksite or at the ballot box, members are fighting back against these attacks.

    Public sector Teamsters have made it their career to serve their country and community, and any attempt to take away their freedom to join together is an attack on those who are the foundation of America.

    Our middle class was built by everyday working people, standing together in union. The Teamsters honor that history by continuing the fight to give working people the promise of the American dream.

    That won’t end with the Janus decision. The Teamsters will continue to organize, mobilize, and do whatever is necessary to achieve prosperity through collective action.

  • In July 2011, the plan to restructure YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) aimed at saving more than 25,000 Teamster freight jobs was successfully completed. The restructuring has saved good Teamster freight jobs. This page is dedicated to providing our YRCW members updates about developments that affect them.

  • This page provides the latest contract information to the 7,500 Teamsters—drivers, dockworkers and office staff—employed by ABF Freight System, Inc.

  • This Web page provides the latest updates for the national contract, riders and supplements that cover about 3,500 Teamsters at DHL Express.

  • We Are eXPOsing XPO’s Global Greed

    XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics and transportation company with annual revenue of $15 billion and 89,000 employees, another 10,000 workers classified as independent contractors, and thousands more working for firms that subcontract with XPO. We are the REAL workers at XPO Logistics worldwide exposing the truth about the company’s global greed, illegal wage theft, unsafe conditions, and abhorrent and vicious anti-worker, anti-union tactics. 

    This greed includes mistreating former Con-way Freight workers in the United States who are being kept in the dark about terminal closures and layoffs, and the company’s illegal refusal to bargain contracts and denying their workers’ federally protected right to organize. It also includes port, rail and last-mile drivers around the country and in Southern California fighting wage theft in excess of $200 million because they are misclassified as independent contractors and denied the right to form their union. This greed has caused numerous lawsuits and strikes.  Greed also means an unsafe workplace and mistreating its warehouse employees.

    XPO’s greed extends to Europe beginning with breaking its promise to not layoff any workers for at least 18 months. French workers and the unions have been fighting back against XPO’s disrespect, lies and attempts to slash jobs. Similar struggles are taking place in Great Britain, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and across Europe.

    Join the worldwide struggle now! Get involved with this campaign by joining the Facebook group “XPO Exposed.”

    Together, we can eXPOse the company’s global greed and win fairness, respect and dignity for tens of thousands of XPO employees around the world!

  • The Teamsters Military Assistance Program (TMAP) assists Active Duty Service members that are transitioning, Veterans and Military spouses with job opportunities with responsible employers.

  • Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!

  • The ‘Let’s Get America Working!’ campaign seeks to restore a dynamic and prosperous middle class to drive economic growth by helping to advance policy decisions that create and maintain good middle-income jobs, guarantee retirement security, expand access to the American Dream, and ensure that the benefits of the ongoing economic recovery are felt by the many, not just the few.

  • This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office.  Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill,  a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.

  • This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people.  What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then.  Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.

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