IFPTE Local 4

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 Following Team Local 4's recent visit with congressionals in Washington, Debbie Jennings, president of IFPTE Local 4, representing workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, is leading the mounting opposition to Trump's "mean spirited" closing of Dallas and Boston Federal Labor Relations (FLRA) offices. Read more >>>

By Alexander LaCasse alacasse@seacoastonline.com

Posted Feb 17, 2018 at 12:26 PM Updated Feb 17, 2018 at 12:26 PM



KITTERY, Maine — Over the course of the last year, representatives of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 4 has raised numerous safety-related complaints to commanders of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.



Early yesterday morning, the chiming doorbell of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s largest labor union greeted another day of opportunities and challenges for your union team. As our guests were received at the door to our Union Hall with a cheerful, “Good morning,” The newly appointed PNS Safety Manager, standing in the doorway responded to her union host, “Are you the top dog”?
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