Cal State faculty to vote on possible strike over salaries

Oct 14, 2015 5:38 PM by Associated Press

Professors, librarians, counselors and other California State University employees are preparing to vote on whether to permit their labor union to call a strike over stalled salary negotiations.

The California Faculty Association is asking its 25,000 members to authorize a strike if contract talks that already have resisted mediation remain unsuccessful.

The strike authorization vote starts Monday at the 23 Cal State campuses and is scheduled to run through Oct. 28. It will be at least the fourth such vote the union has held in eight years.

At issue is the size of pay raises that union members will receive this school year.

The faculty association is seeking a 5 percent salary increase for all its members, along with a 2.7 percent pay bump based on years of service.

The university is offering 2 percent.

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