Deal reached in school bus strike, service resumes Monday

Saturday update: The deal has been ratified, and service resumes Monday.

Earlier: First Student and Teamsters Local 174 have come to terms on a tentative agreement to end the Seattle school bus driver strike, both parties reported this afternoon.

Bus drivers will vote on the agreement tomorrow morning, and if the ratification vote goes as expected, service will resume on Monday. The deal includes an “expanded benefits package and comprehensive health care coverage” for drivers and their families.

Bus drivers have been on strike for a week. We’ll update you on the outcome of Saturday’s vote.

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