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Officers & Staff

Marvin Kropp
(Secretary Treasurer / Principal Officer) ( President Teamsters Joint Council 13)

I'm a third generation Teamster and 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 in 1984. Throughout my years working at the hall I have served in every leadership role. Along with my duties as Business Agent I also served as Trustee, Recording Secretary, Vice President, President and Secretary Treasurer/ Principle Officer. I have represented Just about every industry in Teamsters Local 618 during my tenure as an Officer of this great Local Union. I take pride in my service to the members of 618 and I'm always willing to help any member if possible.

In addition to my duties at Local 618 I also serve as President of Joint Council 13 in St. Louis and serve as President of the Missouri/Kansas/Nebraska Conference Of Teamsters. Additionally I'm a Trustee on the Central States Pension & Health & Welfare Fund.

Career Overview

Shop Steward- 1979

Business Agent- 1984

Trustee- 1998

Recording Secretary- 2001

Vice President- 2005

President- 2008

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

314-426-4618 (EXT. 16)

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, and in 2016 to President.  I also look forward to representing our current members at Avis Rent-A-Car, Gexpro, Kemira Water Solutions, G&N Service, Hertz, Fabick Tractor, Buckeye Chemicals, Trans States Flight Attendants, Signature Flight Group, 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 :

2008 Assistant Political Director

2016 Political Director

Delegate Teamsters Joint Council 13

UAA Pension Trustee

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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

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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.

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Marc Emsoff

I have been a member of Teamsters Local 618 for over thirthy years. I started my membership into Local 618 at Overland Garage.  I'm employed at Ryder Truck Rental .  I have also proudly served my Country while in the United States Marines. In 2008 I was named Marine of the year by the Marine Corps League.  Additionally I 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.


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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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