Not meaning to be offensive but I don't think the leadership at TMC has any chance of staving off a Ricci takeover eventually. They overestimated their own savvy and accumen.
To Ricci's credit he is more capable than anyone I have ever seen in getting his way. If he wants TMC he will figure out a way to get it. If for no other reason than continuing the ****ery of this union battle it is valuable to him and it's just a bonus is it has value beyond.
TMC management was either reckless, desperate or foolish to think they have the upper hand here. As anyone with an exwife can attest, when you get in bed with the devil, it ends up costing you.