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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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Cuomo looks to establish control over Penn Station

With summer here and New Yorkers’ collective anger at public transportation increasing, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to fix Penn Station.

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De Blasio signs Fair Workweek legislation

Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that would help fast-food workers around the five boroughs.

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Activists talk fare evasion arrests

Last week, elected officials and activists directed New Yorkers’ attention to the increase in fare evasion arrests on New York City subways.

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Former Amy Ruth’s owner in dire straits

Carl Redding once paid for a couple of kids to attend Rice High School, when it was still around. Carl Redding is used to helping other people.

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NYSAC executive director talks Raise the Age task force

Passed almost two months ago as part of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, raising the age of adult criminal responsibility for non-violent felons isn’t as simple as it might look.

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AQE and Working Families respond to IDC’s ‘Call The Roll’ video

After being accused of halting progress of Democrats in Albany, the Independent Democratic Conference released a video to prove they support a liberal agenda.

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AT&T worker strikes spread across the country

Hoping for a better contract, AT&T workers used this past weekend to show why they matter.

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Mayor de Blasio announces new protections for freelancers

Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced one of the first documented protections for freelance workers.

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32BJ supports fast food workers petition, announces candidate endorsements

Monday, 32BJ joined fast food workers at City Hall to deliver 3,000 messages to the New York City Council calling on council members to pass a law enabling industry workers to fund their own nonprofit organization with paycheck deductions.

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Labor leaders, community groups and elected officials demand Trump extend TPS for Haitians

Over the past 10 years, Haiti has dealt with major tropical storms, a major earthquake and a hurricane. They still haven’t recovered. But according to President Donald Trump’s administration, the 50,000 Haitians in America with Temporary Protective Status should head right back to their homeland.

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