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Cal State campuses, teachers union reach tentative agreement, avert strike

Strike over pay raises was to start April 13 at Cal State East Bay, other campuses

The California State University system and its faculty union have reached a tentative agreement in contentious contract talks, averting a planned five-day strike later this month.

The colleges, including Cal State East Bay, and the California Faculty Association, which represents 26,000 professors, librarians, counselors and coaches on the system's 23 campuses, are expected to announce details of the agreement this morning.

The union announced in February that its members would strike on for five days starting next Wednesday as part of its demand for a 5% raise for members, but the university was only offering a 2% raise.

The university vowed its campuses would stay open in the event of a strike.

The strike has been postponed pending ratification of the agreement by the union. If ratified, the CSU Board of Trustees will vote on the agreement at its meeting on May 24 and 25.

Scott Morris, Bay City News, contributed to this report.

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