California State University faculty leaders have agreed on a tentative contract that would avert a strike planned for this fall.
The 23-campus university and the union representing 23,000 instructors, coaches, counselors and librarians announced the agreement Tuesday. The pact must be ratified by union members and the Cal State Board of Trustees.
The contract would run through June 2014 and lacks the retroactive pay raises for the past two years, which faculty leaders had sought.
Instructors had planned two-day strikes across the system during the fall term if the talks were not settled. Cal State leaders said they hoped to ratify the contract by the trustees' Sept. 18 meeting.
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