Tuesday, April 03, 2007

California State Faculty (and Librarians) Reach Tentative Agreement

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.

Tentative Agreement

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