School Bus Drivers Strike; 12,000 students affected in Seattle School District

Sherif Seda reporting from Seattle, WA

First Student Bus drivers better known as Yellow School Bus drivers went on strike Wednesday disrupting 12,000 students who rely on the service every day.

Teamsters local 174 who are representing 400 bus drivers protest against what they say as an inferior health care plan being offered by their employer first student.

The strikers objectives were to implement a fair medical benefits and wages for the drivers.

The union advised that the service will resume on Thursday however they warned that a longer strike may take place if their demands are not met.

Families who have their kids take the buses to school had to find a different alternatives as to not miss going to school.

The disruption this incident caused was not severe as many families received the news from schools the night before.

Only a minority were affected due to being late to work as they had to drive their kids to school this morning.

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