California State University Faculty Union Strike Postponed After Tentative Agreement Is Reached

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Professor Mary Pardo, a Cal State Northridge faculty member, pickets in a crosswalk blocking entrance to a nearly vacant parking lot in a one-day strike at Cal State Dominguez Hills in November 2011. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times)

A massive strike next week that could have crippled California State University campuses was put on hold Thursday, after administrators and the union representing faculty announced a tentative agreement over a long-running salary dispute.

The five-day strike, which was set to begin Wednesday, was postponed pending approval of the agreement by California Faculty Assn.’s members and board of directors, union and university officials said in a joint statement.

Details of the agreement will be announced Friday morning by Cal State Chancellor Timothy P. White and CFA President Jennifer Eagan in a joint news conference.

Once ratified by the union, the tentative agreement will be voted on in May by the Cal State Board of Trustees.

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