John Womack Jr., joins Tavis to discuss the latest developments in the UAW strike and its potential expansion

Tavis Smiley

As the United Auto Workers’ strike enters its fifth day, there remains a threat from UAW to expand their targeted strike if there is no substantive progress by Friday.

And although President Biden said during speech last Friday that he would be sending his advisers to Detroit as the administration’s “go-between” in the talks, news broke yesterday at Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su and White House senior adviser Gene Sperling are no longer deploying to Detroit this week, according to a White House official. They will instead engage with United Auto Workers leadership and the automakers from Washington, DC.

To unpack the latest regarding the Autoworkers strike, Tavis is joined by John Womack Jr. – the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, emeritus, at Harvard University.