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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Contracted airline employees, pilots celebrate inclusion in stimulus

Contracted airport workers and unionized airport pilots can rest easy.

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Elected officials and 32BJ: ‘Include airport workers in bailout’

The airline companies might see some relief, but workers want a piece of the action.

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Supermarkets are hiring amid COVID-19 panic

COVID-19 cost you your job? A few places want to hire you.

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Remote (not in) control: How educators are dealing with COVID-19

“We’re finding out that there’s a lot of inconsistency from the schools across the city and in households."

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You can’t escape everything: sports and the coronavirus

The cliché about sports was that it was the great equalizer. But the power positions in the front offices of franchises tend to be of a certain hue.

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The City & the State grappling with COVID-19 rates

As updates on coronavirus cases continue, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have taken measures to contain the virus and the people.

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Labor and activists take to Albany to scream for taxes on wealthy

The battle against millionaires and billionaires waged on in the state capitol this week.

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Report: Median pay higher for white baristas than Black baristas at dozens of airport Starbucks

A recent report by a labor union suggests that the median pay for Black baristas at airport-based Starbucks locations is lower than that of white baristas.

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Biden Time: Super Tuesday victories resurrect former vice president’s campaign

ormer Vice President Joe Biden emerged from Super Tuesday the clear victor shocking many pundits who believed the night would be a coronation for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.

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City tenants hope to add to tenant victories with Comptroller’s help

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants landlords to be required to alert tenants of their rights. Stringer called for legislation to create a “Tenant Bill of Rights” that would keep a check on landlords who try to take advantage of tenants and possible tenants.

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