DETAILS. (MW) MIKE, SHANNON, SCHOOL IN PAWTUCKET WILL NOT BE CLOSED TOMORROW AFTER ALL. CAFETERIA WORKERS REACHED A LAST MINUTE DEAL WITH THEIR EMPLOYER LATE THIS AFTERNOON…MEANING THE STRIKE IS OFF. 81 CAFETERIA WORKERS IN PAWTUCKET WERE PLANNING TO GO ON STRIKE FRIDAY. BUT NOT ANYMORE. THE UNION THAT REPRESENTS CAFETERIA WORKERS SAYS WORKERS WERE ABLE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH THEIR EMPLOYER, ARAMARK. UNDER THE NEW CONTRACT, LUNCH WORKERS WILL GET A DOLLAR AND TWENTY CENTS IN RAISES OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS…SHRINKING THE PAY GAP. “I think we should actually be paid for what we do. And we do a lot of these children. We feed them breakfast and we give them lunch.” THE PAWTUCKET SCHOOL DEPARTMENT WAS PLANNING TO CANCEL SCHOOL FRIDAY IF THE STRIKE TOOK PLACE…AND TREAT IT AS A SNOW DAY. CAFETERIA WORKERS SAID GOING ON STRIKE WOULD HAVE BEEN A LAST RESORT. “I’ve been here for 20 years. I love my job and I love the kids and it’s just not fair.” “Can’t do much living paycheck-to- paycheck. That’s what we’re here to fight for.” IF THE STRIKE HAD TAKEN PLACE…CAFETERIA WORKERS SAY THEY WOULD HAVE HAD THE STUDENTS’ SUPPORT. “They were coming up to me hugging you, saying I’ll be right beside you on that picket line.” THE UNION SAYS IT’S SATISFIED THE STRIKE ISN’T HAPPENING AND CALLED THE AGREEMENT A VICTORY. THE NEW CONTRACT EXPIRES IN APRIL 20-19. ARAMARK, THE COMPANY THAT EMPLOYS THE CAFETERIA WORKERS, JUST RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY’RE “PLEASED TO REACH AN AGREEMENT THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE.” LIVE THE NEWSROOM, MADELEINE WRIGHT, EYEWITNESS NEWS.