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.
Transit workers union officials told their constituents of someone on the loose targeting their brethren.
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.
While Chicago celebrated the election of its first Black (and lesbian) mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union reminded the city of the mission at hand.
Cheers and applause filled the courtroom when verdict read that Chanel Lewis was the guilty of the murder of Karina Vetrano.
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.
New York State United Teachers wants Albany to tackle state exams that they feel do more harm than good.
The New York State Nurses Association has spent the past several months making noise on the negotiating front.
32BJ SEIU endorsed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz for Queens district attorney.
Chanel Lewis finds himself back in court being retried for the murder of Karina Vetrano.
With a possible strike on the horizon, Bronx building workers agreed to a tentative deal with the Bronx Realty Advisory board.