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01.27.17

Senators call for exemption of hiring freeze for shipyards

The letter, which was signed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Maggie Hassan (NH), Susan Collins (ME), Angus King (NH), Mazie Hirono (HI), Brian Schatz (HI), Patty Murray (WA) and Maria Cantwell (WA), notified Secretary Mattis that the, "hiring freeze may have a severe and adverse impact on the ability of the Navy and pubic shipyards to meet critical national security requirements…"

IFPTE Local 121 President, Jamie Hiranka, applauded the letter, saying that a exemption for shipyard workers from the hiring freeze, "would allow us to continue to get our work done on time and not skip a beat in providing the best services to our Naval personnel."

Read the full letter here

Read the IFPTE statement here

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