SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University officials and the union that represents campus faculty members say they have reached a tentative salary agreement that has postponed a five-day system-wide strike scheduled to start next week.

The California Faculty Association and the Cal State system said in a joint announcement Thursday that details of the preliminary deal would not be disclosed until Friday.

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The two sides announced this week that union and university negotiators had resumed talks and hoped to have their long-running pay dispute resolved within days.

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The faculty association has been seeking a 5 percent salary increase for its 26,000 members, while the university previously offered 2 percent.

The union had scheduled a strike for April 13-15 and April 18-19 at all 23 Cal State campuses unless the system met its demands.

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