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.

Path to a Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

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.