FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, workers watch a christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works from the bow of the future USS Michael Monsoor in Bath, Maine. With labor relations already rocky, Bath Iron Works and the union representing shipbuilders have decided to get off to an early start on informal contract negotiations. The company wants to get a headstart on negotiations aimed at helping the shipyard win contracts for new Coast Guard cutters. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)