Berkeley teachers vote against an immediate strike, but nonetheless send their negotiators back to the table, hoping to secure the potential for an eight percent salary hike, with the school board sitting firmly at five percent. The Berkeley Teachers Association (BTA) handed out a yellow ballot that offered the option to strike in September if a suitable agreement had not been reached, this alternative not available to members of the Berkeley Pupil Personnel Association (BPPA) and Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT), who both voted on different ballots that gave them only the option to accept or reject the school board’s final offer. This discrepancy inevitably sparked outrage among some of the teachers, the Certified Employee Council (CEC) who was conducting negotiations on behalf of the teachers fielding several pointed questions and outright “accusations of ‘fraud'” when meeting with teachers after the vote.