Stephon Johnson



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Local 79, Sepúlveda rally for prevailing wages

Members of Local 79 took to the South Bronx to rally for higher wages with a little help from an elected official.

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City Hall, advocates begin Census 2020 campaign

With the 2020 Census around the corner, City Hall wants to make sure every resident is counted, language barrier and economic status be damned.

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Union and non-union immigrant construction workers rally for better wages and justice

Union and non-union immigrant construction workers rally for better wages and justice

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City Hall secures restitution for home aide workers

The New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law has paid dividends for home aide workers.

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Is fear of bail reform justified?

Conservative politicians and pro-police advocates have made a stink of bail reform. Official police union and sergeant union social media pages have called for a rollback of said reform. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has discussed revisions to bail reform.

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Access-A-Riders left out of Fair Fares expansion

"...if you ask Access-A-Ride users, Fair Fares is better off not existing."

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Cuomo’s end of subminimum wage won’t impact all tipped workers…yet

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought the new year with great news for tipped workers—but not all of them. Cuomo announced on Dec. 31 that the state will not allow certain tipped workers to be paid less than the minimum wage.

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32BJ supports union brethren in earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been ravaged by hurricanes and now by earthquakes. One union has come out to stand by their brothers and sisters.

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Mississippi prison riots leave activists and advocates enraged

The Mississippi Department of Corrections tried to start 2020 with business as usual. It’s been anything but.

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Robin Hood: 32BJ, James & Stringer return recovered wages to building workers

New York State Attorney General Letitia James, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and 32BJ SEIU President Kyle Bragg helped workers get back pay they were cheated out of.

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