Oct 19, 2015 11:21 AM by Gammenia Vrioni
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 thousand members to authorize a strike if contract talks, that already have resisted mediation, remain unsuccessful.
The strike authorization vote starts today at the 23 Cal State campuses, including Chico State, and is scheduled to run through October 28th.
It will be at least the fourth such vote the union has held in eight years.
At 2 p.m. Monday, Chico State will hold voting on campus in the Trinity Commons building.
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.