The superior Court Professional Employees Association has threatened to mount a strike starting August 15, 2016. In fact, on August 1, 2016, 140 clerks called in to the court to say they would be late to work. The strikers are demanding better pay as they can’t keep up with the cost of living in Santa Clara county. Should the planned strike come to be, criminal defendants should expect delays in arraignments, bail hearings and other crucial tasks before the court. As such, our criminal defense attorneys are watching this unfortunate development and making adjustments to our schedule. More will be revealed.