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.
When the U.S. Senate passed their tax bill in the dead of night, it didn’t surprise anyone that labor leaders weighed in.
Workers at an affordable housing development in the Bronx went on strike after management threatened them with retaliation for organizing.
New Jersey airport workers’ ongoing battle for increased wages continued at a recent meeting.
The short workweek, for many, began with multiple delays during morning rush hour.
Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled plans to repeal net neutrality rules, scoring a victory for telecommunications companies and internet providers.
William Hargraves III’s been an electrician for 37 years. As a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3, he’s seen it all on the job. But one thing has remained consistent: “The racist conditions that persist within our local,” Hargraves said to the AmNews. “We told them that it was systemic and they didn’t reform.”
A new report from The Education Trust-New York shows that many Black and Brown students are taught by people who don’t look like them.
Dreamers looking for help from President Donald Trump’s administration have to keep waiting.
New York City residents re-elected the mayor with 66.5 percent of the vote, beating out Republican challenger New York State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis.
According to a recent report, the University of California has failed to enforce a minimum wage policy that garnered much praise a few years ago.