We were worried that SEPTA workers would walk off the job as early as Monday, but that won't happen after all.

Members of Philadelphia’s largest transit workers union reached a tentative contract agreement. The news broke early Friday morning.

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The agreement has averted a possible strike that threatened to bring elevated trains, buses, and trolleys to a halt and leave thousands of children and educators without a way to get to school as early as Monday morning.

The current contract between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the 5,000-member Transport Workers Union Local 234 was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 1.

The agreement announced by the union early Friday includes a two-year contract with a pay increase, a pandemic payment of up to $2,200, and parental leave for workers.

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