Luigi is a UPS Warehouse Worker - Teamster Local 804. He is also a member of Left Voice, freelance photographer and socialist journalist.
The UAW Is Right: All Workers Deserve a Shorter Work Week AND Higher Wages
The current contract struggle at The Big Three and increasing automation in the auto industry raise an important question: How can we use technology to benefit the working class rather than feed the profits of the bosses?
Luigi MorrisSeptember 14, 2023
A Power Restrained: Lessons From the Front Lines of the UPS Contract Struggle
While this contract has some important gains, a strike could have won much more, particularly for part timers.
Luigi MorrisAugust 27, 2023
10 Reasons UPS Workers Are Voting “No” on the Tentative Agreement
Not all UPS workers are happy with the tentative agreement. Here’s how the proposed contract falls short of what workers deserve and have the power to win.
Luigi MorrisAugust 11, 2023
UPS Teamsters, We Can Fight for More: Vote No on the Tentative Agreement
The tentative agreement between Teamsters and UPS is not enough. As UPS workers, we urge UPS Teamsters to reject it and use the momentum we've built to fight for more
Luigi MorrisAugust 1, 2023
“There is Momentum to Fight for More”: UPS Worker Breaks Down Limits and Gains of Tentative Agreement
In what is being called a “historic” contract, UPS and Teamsters announced that they have reached a tentative agreement. Now it is up to workers to read, discuss, and vote on the proposed contract, which contains many gains but is missing some key demands.
Luigi MorrisJuly 27, 2023
“Record Wages Should Be Received if Record Profits Are Being Generated”: UPS Part Timers Fight for a $25 Starting Wage
As we approach the UPS contract expiration, we spoke with Jess Leigh, a part-time worker from Georgia, who is organizing the fight for a $25 minimum starting wage, among other demands.
Luigi MorrisJuly 25, 2023
We Have a Historic Opportunity to Fight for $25 for UPS Warehouse Workers
UPS part timers were called essential during the pandemic and now we are national news. It is time to fight for a $25 hourly wage.
Luigi MorrisJuly 20, 2023
As Negotiations Collapse, Historic UPS Strike Looms Large
Negotiations between UPS and the Teamsters came to a halt after the company failed to meet the union’s economic demands, primarily around part timers’ wages. After decades of defeats, a militant strike could revitalize the labor movement.
Luigi MorrisJuly 9, 2023
“They’re Going to See Who Made Them 100 Billion Dollars Last Year”: Interview with UPS Teamster Dan Arlin
In one month, 340,000 UPS Teamsters could strike if a contract agreement is not reached between the union and the company. Dan Arlin, a UPS worker and union activist, discusses the importance of this moment for the Teamsters and the labor movement writ large.
Luigi MorrisJuly 3, 2023
SCOTUS v. Labor Movement: The Court Rules Against Workers
The Supreme Court issued a ruling which aims to weaken strikes. It is no coincidence that this comes at a time when unions have massive support among the general population. The labor movement must fight back against the state's attacks on our collective power.
Luigi MorrisJune 3, 2023
75 Years of Nakba: The Catastrophe Is Ongoing
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe” in Arabic. Yet the displacement and dispossession of Palestinian people from their homeland began even before the creation of the Zionist State of Israel in 1948, and continues to this day.
Luigi MorrisMay 15, 2023
#AllThatsLeftPod: UPS Workers Prepare for a Strike
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the contract fight at UPS, and what's at stake for the Teamsters and the labor movement.
Luigi MorrisMay 2, 2023
SOUTHCOM Chief Aims to Increase Imperialist Plunder of Latin America’s Resources
U.S. Southern Command Chief Laura Richardson has expressed interest in lithium and other natural resources in South America. It shows the country’s commitment to corporate profits at the expense of workers, Indigenous people, and the environment.
Luigi MorrisJanuary 26, 2023
“Grueling Working Conditions and Low Wages”: A Testimonial from a UPS Warehouse Worker
Workers in UPS warehouses are among the most precarious workers in the logistics industry. As the 2023 Teamsters contract negotiations approaches, a UPS warehouse worker speaks out about his working conditions and calls for unity in struggle among UPS drivers and warehouse workers.
Luigi MorrisNovember 30, 2022
Seven-Year-Old Rayan Suleiman Latest Victim of Israeli Occupation
Rayan Suleiman's death reveals the fear and terror under which Palestinian Children live in the occupied territories.
Luigi MorrisSeptember 30, 2022
Now More than Ever, the Working Class Needs Independent, Democratic Unions
Recently, discussions about unionization have become a national conversation. New workplaces are unionizing and the question of how to ensure their democratic functioning is the order of the day.
Luigi MorrisSeptember 14, 2022
UPS is Firing Union Activists in the Middle of Contract Campaign
On Wednesday, in an act of blatant retaliation, UPS fired Ben Douglass and Rob Becker, both UPS drivers and alternate shop stewards in New York.
Luigi MorrisAugust 25, 2022
Starbucks Fires Joselyn Chuquillanqui in Retaliation for Union Organizing
Joselyn Chuquillanqui was fired after working at Starbucks for almost 7 years. She is just one of over 70 workers fired for organizing around the country as the company ramps up its union busting.
Luigi MorrisAugust 12, 2022
With Nationwide Rallies, UPS Teamsters Kick Off Their 2023 Contract Campaign
Last week, UPS Teamsters organized rallies of thousands of workers across the country to kick off their 2023 contract campaign. Left Voice joined in solidarity.
Luigi MorrisAugust 10, 2022
Over 150 People at a Rally to Demand Starbucks on Reinstate Austin
On Friday, July 22, a rally was organized against Starbucks union busting in front of the Starbucks at Ditmars Blvd and 31st Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. People rallied to reinstate Austin, who was unjustly fired and against all firings of unionizing workers.
Luigi MorrisJuly 26, 2022
Starbucks Illegally Fires Worker in Queens, New York
Starbucks has fired a union organizer at the 31st Street/Ditmars Blvd store in Queens, New York. As the company continues to union bust, the workers are continuing the fight and requesting help supporting fired workers.
Luigi MorrisJuly 9, 2022
Sri Lanka: Protesters Storm Presidential Palace, Forcing the President and Prime Minister to Resign
Amid fuel shortages, rising inflation, militarization, and further austerity measures, new protests broke out Saturday in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo. The working class should not pay a single cent for the mounting social and economic crises.
Luigi MorrisJuly 9, 2022
Amazon’s Retaliation Against Worker Activists Must Be Defeated
In the last two months, at least five pro-union activist workers have been fired at the Staten Island Amazon warehouses. Yesterday, Pasquale Cioffi, a process assistant who played an important role in the union victory, was also fired.
Luigi MorrisJune 10, 2022
Amazon Won’t Stop Union Busting and Firing Organizers
Amazon hasn't recognized the Amazon Labor Union and, like Starbucks, is continuing to union bust and fire organizers.
Luigi MorrisMay 20, 2022
Over 220 Palestinians Injured and Several Hundreds Detained in Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque
Israeli occupation forces stormed and raided the third-holiest site in Islam, with premeditated violence and brutality. We need to continue efforts surrounding international solidarity with the Palestinian people fighting for their liberation.
Luigi MorrisApril 15, 2022
New York Luxury Building Workers Rally and Authorize Strike
Luxury building workers and doormen from at least 3,000 buildings in New York City rallied on Wednesday and authorized a strike if they do not reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Luigi MorrisApril 15, 2022
Mayor Adams Courts Wealthy New Yorkers and Brutalizes the Unhoused
New York City Mayor Eric Adams is evicting unhoused people from their living spaces and cracking down on sheltering in subways. It’s part of his administration’s "law and order" politics and efforts to court the wealthy.
Luigi MorrisApril 1, 2022
A Few Gains and Plenty of Frustration as Minneapolis Teachers’ Strike Ends
After three weeks, the Minneapolis teachers strike is over. The Educational Support Professionals and teachers’ tentative agreements were ratified by 76 percent and 80 percent, respectively. While the contract does include some gains, the result is far less than what teachers demanded and deserve. Many teachers vow to continue the struggle for quality public schools for all.
Luigi MorrisMarch 28, 2022
Many Minneapolis Teachers and Educational Support Are Dissatisfied with Tentative Agreement
The Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) and the Educational Support Professional (ESP) chapter reached a tentative agreement that the rank and file has to frantically vote over this weekend.
Luigi MorrisMarch 27, 2022