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Cal State faculty approve 4-year contract

California State University, Los Angeles is seen in this undated file photo.

September 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Faculty members at California State University's 23 campuses have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract.

The new deal ends years of contentious bargaining with the administration. California Faculty Association president Lillian Taiz says the contract won 91 percent of approval by voting members.

CSU officials said the new contract largely preserves current working conditions and contains no salary raises for the system's 23,000 professors, lecturers and other employees.

The CSU faculty has been working without a contract for over two years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.