The union representing thousands of employees at state-owned universities is a step closer to going on strike. Delegates from each of the 14 campuses voted unanimously Saturday to allow members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties to approve a strike authorization vote. Union members are expected to vote on the plan in November. The latest move comes in response to stalled contract talks and disagreements on pay for temporary faculty, health care and retiree benefits. The union represents more than 6,000 faculty and coaches and the last contract expired in June of last year. There has never been a faculty strike.