BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The labor strike at a local Coca-Cola bottling plant will continue.

Union members at the Abarta plant in Bethlehem rejected an offer from the company on Friday. Union officials say they have reached out to Coca-Cola management and told them they are still open to talking.

They've been on strike for a little more than a month now, with the focus on pension and health care issues.

Abarta Coca-Cola was hoping to transition employees to a 401K retirement package. Workers oppose that and they're also asking for a raise.

They've been on the picket line every day for the past month.

Bethlehem police have been called several times to keep the peace and now officers are posted at the site full-time.

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