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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Federal court rules against Trump in Local 79 case

This week, a federal court judge for the Eastern District of New York ruled against efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to stop a union protest.

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Unions continue the good fight one year after Janus

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the labor movement in the Janus vs. AFSCME case.

Citizenship question is off 2020 census….for now

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the citizenship question inclusion in the 2020 census.

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Farah Louis, an ‘active’ Council member, wins primary

Farah Louis was referred to as an “active” New York City Council member more than a month ago.

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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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DC charter school educators vote to unionize

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

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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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