Welcome to the website of UAW  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 29, 1942 representing the Dain Corparation. John Deere aquired the Dain Company in 1910.
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UAW have notified Deere & Company that its members have ratified the six-year contract agreement.

Deere and the UAW had reached a tentative agreement October 1 that required a ratification vote by UAW members at John Deere facilities.

John Deere released the information just after 5 p.m. Sunday evening.

Terms of the agreement will not be made public.

The UAW represents approximately 10,000 Deere manufacturing employees at 12 factories in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.

The master agreement covers manufacturing employees at John Deere facilities in Davenport, Ankeny, Dubuque, Ottumwa and Waterloo, Iowa; East Moline, Moline and Milan, Illinois; and Coffeyville, Kansas.

Union Membership cards
To all active employee’s Union membership will be handed out at the high school on October 4, 2015. You will need the cards to be eligible to vote on the Contract, if an agreement is reached in October.

Informational Meeting
An informational meeting will be held at the Ottumwa High School Auditorium at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 4th to present contract information and to hold a ratification vote if a contract agreement is reached. There will be signs indicating which entrances to use to enter the auditorium.