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IFPTE Bids Rebecca Tittle a Fond Farewell After 42 Years of Service

Rebecca Tittle, Director of Labor Relations for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), retired after 42 years of service in the federal government.

Tittle has worked closely with IFPTE for many years, earning the respect and appreciation of IFPTE’s Navy Locals. IFPTE Local 3 President John Garrity expressed his appreciation, telling Tittle, “It's always been a pleasure working with you…You have done a great job representing NAVSEA in your position.” IFPTE Local 121 President Jamie Hiranaka commented as well, sending Tittle a note saying, “Big Mahalo for all that you've done for Labor Rebecca!...You will be missed!”

Included in Tittle’s 42 years of service was the distinction of being the first woman in the United States to become an Air Traffic Controller, a job at the time that came with her membership in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) union. IFPTE President Greg Junemann, who attended Tittle’s retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, read from a plaque given to her saying that, “As a union member herself being a part of PATCO, she knows first-hand the importance of collective bargaining to working people. She understands what Samuel Gompers taught us all: ‘An injury to one is an injury to all.’”

Congratulations Rebecca! IFPTE wishes you well in your retirement.

Read the full text Rebecca’s plaque below.

Text on plaque presented to Rebecca Tittle

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