"With the current contract set to expire on 30 June, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are due to start formal negotiations on 12 May in San Francisco," reports The Loadstar. "The last round of contract negotiations saw four months of disruptions from work slowdowns at various ports along the coast." How concerned are you about a potential strike or work slowdown at the West Coast ports this summer? How disruptive would a work slowdown or strike at the West Coast ports be for your supply chain . . .