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Cal State, faculty's union reach accord over salary dispute

Cal State, faculty's union reach accord over salary dispute

For instructors such as Devon Hackelton, frustration over low pay and demanding working conditions has been mounting for years.

His anger is such that he was ready to walk out of his freshman English classes at Cal Poly Pomona, joining thousands of colleagues across California State University's 23 campuses in an unprecedented strike that could have crippled the nation's largest higher education system.

That action was put on hold Thursday after Cal State officials and the union representing faculty reached a tentative agreement over a long-running salary dispute. The five-day strike was scheduled to begin Wednesday. Members of the California Faculty Assn. must still approve...

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