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COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio - The workers that transport 250 people in Columbiana County to-and-from places like work, shopping and doctors appointments are now on strike.

Workers of the Columbiana County's Community Action Regional Transportation System announced plans last week to protest wages.

The Community Action Agency offered a raise of $1 per hour, over the next three years. Union workers are asking for $1.50 an hour.

"We have to have CDL's. We have to be trained in wheel chairs. We have to have CPR. We have to have the safety drivers course. We have people wheeling wheelchairs. We have to take them in and out, transport them up, down stairs ... dialysis. I mean, there more to this then just pulling up the curb jumping in the bus, take them to the next street and unload them," said Alan McMillan with the Community Action Regional Transportation System.

Other agency employees are providing the bus service to clients in the most need. The agency will begin advertising for replacement workers this weekend.

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