How it began
I must thank you and give you a brief comment about the Ottumwa Beach party this past fall. I attended with three preteen girls, and we so thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I am a widow of a retiree, now alone, and decided to attend the party. It was a beautiful warm evening, the food was delicious and plentiful, along with drinks and desserts.
Letter to Local 74
Dear Union Members,
The girls had a ball at the beach, and all fell asleep on the way home, from going down the slide so many times! I sat on a picnic table, as the band played great music, and for the first time since his death I had a feeling of calm and peace. It was an AH AH moment for me, and a turning point that I can make it! We all had the best time and I want to thank you for all you do for all the employees!
Sincerely Kathy Grubb
Thank You Kathy for the kind words. We strive to include the members and families and show our support.
About Local 74
Uaw Local 74 is an Amalgamated Union Representing John Deere Ottumwa Works, Monroe County Iowa Sheriffs Department, Albia Iowa Police Department, and the Albia Iowa Streets and Sanitation Departments.
Uaw Local 74 was Chartered April 29th, 1942 representing the Dain Corporation. John Deere acquired the Dain Corporation in 1910.
President: Chris Laursen
Vice President: Danny Shaver
Recording Secretary: Ron Hall
Financial Secretary: Angie Hobbs
Sgt. at Arms: Abe Elam
Guide: Mike Shaw
Retiree Chairman: Steve Tews
Delegates and Committees
Deere Council: Chris Laursen
Deere Council: Toby Munley
Ag. Imp. Council: Jeremey Barker
Skilled Trades Rep: Henry Herman
Skilled Trades Rep: Wes Scholtus
Insurance Rep: Chris Laursen
Time Study Rep: Jim Farness
Time Study Rep: James Newkirk
Recreation Comm: Jeremey Barker
Recreation Comm: Stewart Nebel
Recreation Comm: Michelle Lundy
Recreation Comm: Jeremy Breckenridge
Chairman: Toby Munley
Committee Person #1: Billy Weinhold
Committee Person #2: Matt Pickrell
Committee Person #3: Trent Francis
Alt. Committee Person #1: Abe Elam
Alt. Committee Person #2: Carl Culp
Alt. Committee Person #3: Kevin Cobler