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NEWS | May 13, 2021

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Hosts Labor-Management Summit

By Norfolk Naval Shipyard Public Affairs Norfolk Naval Shipyard

In an effort to continue to build strong relationships with its labor partners, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) held a Labor-Management Summit April 7.

The purpose of the summit was to strengthen the partnership between NNSY’s labor, management and Human Resources by engaging the groups in open communications to identify any opportunities for improvement and work them with urgency.

Some of the topics discussed and slated for upcoming workshops are improving communications, building trust, ensuring alignment, and developing an invested workforce. 

Shipyard Commander Capt. Dianna Wolfson said, “While the relationship between NNSY management and its labor partners is a healthy one, the shipyard has instituted recurring labor management summits to maintain and develop the strength of this relationship.  The time we spent together during the summit was an investment in the future of NNSY.”

Senior Executive Coach Robin Brewington, who led the summit, said she received positive feedback from participants.  “We developed a stronger partnership by engaging in open, bilateral communications and identifying areas where we are currently misaligned,” said Brewington.