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.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the third anniversary of New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law with Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Lorelei Salas, elected officials and union leaders.
Last Saturday, labor leaders and community members gathered to honor the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.
The scene outside of One Police Plaza Monday morning could be deemed surreal. A few dozen feet from the location of a news conference with Constance Malcolm, actors shot a television show scene that depicted cops and protesters holding up pictures of a Black girl.
The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.
It’s only a coincidence that it was freezing Monday afternoon when community activists and clergymen gathered outside of New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Workers from around New York City rallied in favor of legislation to improve their lives.
Columbia University’s administration challenged the legitimacy of a union election.
Donald Trump’s potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar among progressive politicians in the country—and among non-progressives.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been vocal about raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.
High school, college and graduate students can get an up-close look at a career in the public sector this summer.