If We Vote “No” on this TA…?
Q If we vote “no” on this contract extension TA, does this mean we have to go into new contract negotiations, or can we negotiate a new extension in hopes for a higher pay increase?
A The MEC approached management regarding this extension, so it’s not like management was necessarily interested in negotiating an extension. There is technically nothing preventing management and AFA from negotiating another extension with different terms (such as pay rates) if this TA is not ratified, but we do not see any incentive for management to do so at this time.
Regular negotiations are scheduled to begin in September 2021, so there would be just over three months following the mid-May TA count date for both parties to prepare for those negotiations.