Stephon Johnson

Stephon Johnson has been a staff writer for the Amsterdam News since 2009 where he covers news, politics, union issues, art & entertainment and sports. Beginning as a stringer in 2007, he's covered events as diverse as the MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium and Occupy Wall Street rallies in lower Manhattan's Financial District. Johnson was born and raised in The Bronx and currently calls Queens home.



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George Gresham re-elected president of 1199SEIU

1199SEIU President George Gresham will oversee the union for another three years.

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Community-based early childhood educators to de Blasio: ‘What about us?’

Last month, the Day Care Council of New York launched a campaign to raise awareness about community-based early childhood centers.

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NYTWA & elected officials call for taxi driver exemption from congestion pricing

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance has called for its constituents to be exempt from congestion pricing.

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Union, NY Appellate Court: ‘Farmworkers have right to organize’

A New York State Supreme Court Appellate decision left farmworkers ready to work.

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Justice delayed again: Pantaleo trial takes two-week break

The administrative trial of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo continued on Tuesday, May 21. It took three hours. It was the first day of proceedings after a four-day break.

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DC charter school educators vote to unionize

Educators at a bilingual charter in the nation’s capital voted to unionize.

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JFK airport workers protest paid sick leave violations

John F. Kennedy International Airport workers have called out their employers for violating the law at their expense.

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Carranza sticks to his guns, fights for change to SHSAT

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t let angry parents get in the way of their desire to remake specialized high schools in their image.

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NYSUT wants state to ‘Correct the Tests’

On the eve of state math tests for grades 3 through 8, the state teachers’ union wishes the tests weren’t happening in the first place.

Labor observes Workers Memorial Day

April 28 marked Workers Memorial Day. Unions honored their fallen and released reports on the numbers of workers who’ve recently perished.

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