Update on West Coast ports labor negotiations (chainstoreage.com)

July 1. That’s the expiration date for the contract that covers the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s more than 22,000 workers at the 29 ports along the West Coast.

Negotiations are ongoing, but experts think it is unlikely a deal will be reached before July 1. (In the past, contract talks have run beyond the expiration date and led to major disruptions to port operations.) The stakes are especially high this time around, however, as the negotiations are playing out amid a backdrop of global supply chain disruptions.

Chain Store Age spoke with Spencer Shute, senior consultant at procurement and supply chain consultancy Proxima, part of Bain & Company, about the possibility of a shutdown and its impact on retailers.
details at: https://www.chainstoreage.com/exclusive-update-west-coast-ports-labor-negotiations

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