September 19th will be the last day of the 150 days of expedited negotiations between the 14-member Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) and the Company. If a T/A is reached it will be put before the combined membership for a ratification vote. Should the membership not ratify the T/A, or if a T/A cannot be reached, only then would it go to binding arbitration. To review a flowchart of the entire joint negotiations process, follow the link below.
Per the provisions of the Agreement on Bargaining and Representation (ABR), there will be no going back to the table to negotiate a TA2 or TA3. The process in the ABR calls for arbitration should the combined TA be voted down by members.