If TA2 is ratified there will be a trial period of 12 months. Section 12 “Exchange of Sequences” discusses many provisions but most importantly the Open Time Trial. The 12-month trial period with AFA and management will evaluate whether the new system works and becomes permanent. If either party determines the new OT system is not working, we will go back to current book as amended by the OT arbitration award and will immediately begin renegotiating a new OT system.
If the OT trial is canceled, Section 12, “Back to Book” will take effect while a new OT system is negotiated. For your convenience we have included the OT Arbitration Award in the back of TA2 titled AFA Grievance No 36-99-02-18-11, “Withholding Open Time”.
We hope this information is helpful. In the back of TA2 you will find the implementation side letter of agreement that discusses when the OT system will be available.