CSU Faculty Wrap Up Vote on Whether to Strike

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —

Faculty members at the California State University’s 23 campuses are finished voting on whether to permit their labor union to call a strike over stalled salary negotiations.

The faculty association says the vote ended Wednesday and that results will be announced on Nov. 4.

The 10-day strike authorization vote was held online and in person and is at least the fourth that the California Faculty Association has held in eight years.

The union, which represents about 25,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches, and the Cal State system have been negotiating since May on the size of the pay raises union members will get this school year.

The faculty association is seeking a 5 percent salary increase along with a 2.7 percent pay bump based on years of service. The university is offering raises of 2 percent.