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.
The chancellor of the City University of New York and the executive director of District Council 37, AFSCME and AFL-CIO announced a tentative contract settlement after seven years of collective bargaining
Norman Seabrook, president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was arrested in his home Wednesday morning on corruption charges.
After months of bickering, picket lines and accusations, Verizon and its workers agreed on a tentative four-year deal.
The New York Civil Liberties Union’s battle with the New York Police Department over StingRay devices continues.
McDonald’s cooks and cashiers wanted their employer to know that they’ve had enough.
It’s early, but a potential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two of the least popular presidential candidates in recent memory, could be closer than people think.
Columbia University’s graduate students won a major victory last week.
Last Tuesday, approximately 7,000 New York and New Jersey airport workers began negotiations for the first union contract for subcontracted airport workers in the region.
A new report by the Economic Policy Institute concludes that if phased in by 2020, Washington D.C.’s $15 minimum wage proposal would give 114,000 workers a pay raise.
Almost three weeks ago, 37,000 Verizon technicians and customer service representatives walked off the job, pushing for a better contract with their employer.