Brothers & Sisters! It’s Oktoberfest time again! Walk with UAW Local 74 in the 45th Annual Ottumwa Oktoberfest Parade. Bring your kids, grandkids and let’s throw candy and show solidarity. We’ll be meeting downtown at 8:30 AM Saturday, October 5th. Entry # and more details coming soon. If you’re interested in planning our entry then join us at the hall this upcoming Monday, September 30th at 3:45 PM. See you soon!

If you’re interested in helping to plan our entry into the Ottumwa Oktoberfest Parade for Local 74 then join us at the hall at 3:45 PM.

See you then!

UAW Local 74 Annual Picnic

July 20th From 1-9pm

At The Beach Ottumwa and Sycamore park by the Beach

This year we will be having a Cruisin Car, Bike and Tractor Show.

If you would like to show off your prized possession, please bring it when you come in and get a number.

The kids will enjoy getting there face painted also starting at 1pm.

Bags Tournament will start at 1pm.

Please call or come to the hall to sign up your team by July 17th.

Have your team name, each players name and a contact numbers.

Players must be a local member, retiree or immediate family member.

Pizza Ranch will be serving lunch at 4pm

The Beach will be available to members, retirees and families at 5pm

This event is for All Local 74 Members, Retirees and Their Families Only.

Hope to see you there!!!


UAW Local 74
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Come Join Us Again This Year.
When: April 13th @ 10am
Where: Jimmy Jones Shelter House at the Ottumwa Park
4 Age Groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
The Easter Bunny will be present
There will also be gift drawings for each age group.
Open to current and retiree families only.

John Deere will offer a 23 panel blood screen to all active employees April 4-6, 2019.

This is a comprehensive 23 panel screen that will test the function of the liver, kidneys, thyroid, lipid panel (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL), blood sugar and ferritin (iron stores). Many diseases are detected early on the basis of these tests and prior to them becoming a major health problem.

This screen will be offered at a cost of $10 per person and does require a 12 hour fast.

Men can also take the PSA test for an additional $25.

Women can take the CA125 test for an additional $25.

Water and normal medication can be taken, but do not consume any food or drink for 12 hours prior to the test.

If you are diabetic, an 8-hour fast will suffice.

This screen is being offered to all active John Deere employees and their spouses. We ask that all spouses participate on Saturday morning, 6 April at the Union Hall between the hours of 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.


Please do the screening prior to the start of your shift.


Below are the hours and dates for the screening:


4 April 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. in the main cafeteria

5 April 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. in the main cafeteria

6 April 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Union Hall

(for spouses & active employees)


Please sign up for a time that suits your schedule at this link.  You only need to provide your first and last name.

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The test results are confidential. We encourage you to share your results with your personal physician.

Thank you to the U.A.W. and John Deere for their financial support for this testing, and keeping the costs low for employees.