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If you would like to order a brick that will be installed around the new flag poles that are to be installed in front of the Local 74 Union Hall, you can go to or contact Matt Pickrell at 641-682-0897. 
You must be a member or spouse of a member to purchase bricks. To purchase bricks either click on the link above or click  Bricks for flag pole form for a printable form and turn it in to the Union Hall. 
This is a $50.00 donation to the veterans fund and checks should  be written to: UAW Local 74 Veterans fund.  You can submit your order at any time.
We are also looking for volunteers to help remove 2 flag poles from their current location at 1255 Pennsylvania Ave. and reinstall them at the union hall. Please contact Matt Pickrell.

How it began

Letter to Local 74

Dear Union Members,
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.
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.