PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA and the Transit Police Union have reached a tentative deal to end the officers’ strike. SEPTA Transit Police will resume working at 11 p.m. Tuesday if a deal is finalized.
Details of the deal have not yet been announced.
Officers first went on strike last Wednesday when the union and management failed to reach a deal. Transit officers had been working without a contract since March 2018.
Union leaders argued that the union was underpaid and understaffed. Nearly 200 officers went on strike after negotiations hit a snag when officers were denied the right to review body camera footage at the end of their shifts.
In the meantime, police officers from Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs patrolled the stations.
On the first morning of the strike, a man was fatally stabbed at the Walnut-Locust platform.