New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is heading a subcommittee hearing that will focus on best practices at shipyards.
The hearing before the Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee on Wednesday will look at new training techniques, efficiency initiatives, management and labor cooperation, apprentice programs and the role of shipyards in sustaining naval readiness.
Ayotte invited Paul O'Connor to testify. He's the president of the Metal Trades Council at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
The council represents 2,500 tradesmen and women at the shipyard.