California State University faculty members are gearing up for a strike vote on Monday. Labor leaders say possible job actions would not happen until early next year.
The 23-campus system got an additional $97 million in state funding for 2015-2016, thanks in part to intense lobbying efforts by students and faculty.
The additional funding, however, has resulted in a major labor dispute between the California Faculty Association and CSU management.
Faculty members are demanding a 5 percent salary increase with an additional 2.65 percent for faculty at the lowest end of the pay scale. CSU officials are refusing to provide those increases, and instead are offering a 2 percent across-the-board pay hike.
Both sides have deadlocked on the issue despite mediation last week.