LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Roughly 24,000 employees of the California State University system are heading to the polls.
The workers are kicking off a two-week vote on whether to authorize their union to declare a strike.
Under the “rolling strike” plan, groups of campuses would go on strike for two days each, one immediately after the other.
The union and the administration are at an impasse after 22 months of negotiations and mediation.
The CSU Board of Trustees approved a plan last month that would drastically reduce enrollment at state universities.
Under the proposal, only eight of the 23 CSU campuses would allow new students in the spring of 2013: Los Angeles, Fullerton, San Francisco, Channel Islands, Chico, East Bay, and Sonoma.