State of Labor On this Labor Day, unions and employers in major sectors of the economy are engaged in or are preparing for contract negotiations. So far this year, the number of strikes and lockouts is the lowest it's been in years. Unions and businesses are reluctant to push for the ultimate sanction because of the fragile state of the economy. NPR's Scott Horsley reports organized labor finds itself in a tough situation.
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On this Labor Day, unions and employers in major sectors of the economy are engaged in or are preparing for contract negotiations. So far this year, the number of strikes and lockouts is the lowest it's been in years. Unions and businesses are reluctant to push for the ultimate sanction because of the fragile state of the economy. NPR's Scott Horsley reports organized labor finds itself in a tough situation.