Monday, September 3, is celebrated as Labor Day in the United States.

It's a day set aside to honor the contributions of America's working men and women to both the country and the world.

The workforce of today faces challenges unknown even a decade ago. American labor unions, government and private enterprise are fashioning responses to these challenges as we hear in this Dateline report from Neal Lavon.

If you prefer, you may download a copy of this report for later listening.

Every Monday through Friday Dateline examines an issue in the news. Listen to these recent Dateline programs:

American Service Members Protection Act
The Evolving American Office
Condoning Torture
Amelia Earhart
Middle East Perils
Star Party
National War Memorial
Macedonia's Fragile Peace Process
Maritime Piracy
Bulgaria's Royal Prime Minister