Cal State contract agreement puts faculty strike plans on hold
From the Associated Press
1:34 PM PDT, April 3, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO -- Faculty of the California State University system said today they had reached a tentative contract agreement with administrators after almost two years of contentious negotiations.
The California Faculty Association union representing the 23,000-member faculty has put plans for a threatened faculty strike on hold pending ratification of the agreement, officials said.
The terms of the new contract call for a nearly 21 percent pay raise over four years, resolving the salary dispute that had led to the long impasse.
Faculty members had threatened to begin a series of two-day strikes on CSU campuses across the state starting next week if an agreement was not reached.