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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TWU Local 100 to workers: Keep eyes out for transit attacker

Transit workers union officials told their constituents of someone on the loose targeting their brethren.

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Jumaane Williams hosts PTO roundtable with airport workers

Airport workers from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports met with New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to discuss paid time off legislation.

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CTU says election of Lightfoot won’t stop their push for education reform

While Chicago celebrated the election of its first Black (and lesbian) mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union reminded the city of the mission at hand.

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INJUSTICE SERVED: Chanel Lewis found guilty–Appeal imminent

Cheers and applause filled the courtroom when verdict read that Chanel Lewis was the guilty of the murder of Karina Vetrano.

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Weingarten calls DeVos a liar over teachers’ union comments

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten called out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying she lied about the teachers’ unions losing members in the wake of the Janus v. AFSCME decision.

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NYSUT launches campaign to fix ‘broken’ state exams

New York State United Teachers wants Albany to tackle state exams that they feel do more harm than good.

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NYSNA making inroads on contract push

The New York State Nurses Association has spent the past several months making noise on the negotiating front.

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32BJ endorses Melinda Katz for Queens DA

32BJ SEIU endorsed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz for Queens district attorney.

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Chanel Lewis’ retrial begins

Chanel Lewis finds himself back in court being retried for the murder of Karina Vetrano.

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Bronx building workers reach tentative agreement, avert strike

With a possible strike on the horizon, Bronx building workers agreed to a tentative deal with the Bronx Realty Advisory board.

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