Tukwila teachers reach agreement to end strike



    TUKWILA, Wash. -- The teacher's strike in Tukwila is over.

    Teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district on Friday evening that will give staff a 10 percent raise. That contract was approved during a vote on Saturday.

    “We are happy that we’ve been able to reach an agreement with our school district that is fair and competitive, so that we can retain and attract the best educators in Tukwila,” said Debbie Aldous, a spokesperson for the Tukwila Education Association.

    According to the school district, classes will begin on Monday.

    "Our teachers and staff are eager to get back to work as quickly as possible," said Rhonda Lee, Communications Officer for Tukwila School District. "We are very excited about the first day of school."

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