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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City and union leaders celebrate paid sick leave anniversary

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.

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Community gathers to honor anniversary of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Last Saturday, labor leaders and community members gathered to honor the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

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Constance Malcolm still wants justice for son Ramarley Graham

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.

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Local 2507 and others mourn Yadira Arroyo

The union representing uniformed EMS officers continued to mourn the death of one of their own: Yadira Arroyo.

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Community leaders rally at Cuomo’s office over homelessness

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.

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Labor and elected officials advocate for fair workweek

Workers from around New York City rallied in favor of legislation to improve their lives.

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NLRB uphold Columbia grad workers’ vote for union

Columbia University’s administration challenged the legitimacy of a union election.

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Elected officials react to Trump’s health care plan

Donald Trump’s potential replacement of the Affordable Care Act has caused an uproar among progressive politicians in the country—and among non-progressives.

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Is Cuomo’s ‘Raise the Age’ proposal the real deal?

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been vocal about raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York State.

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NYC’s Department of Design and Construction offering internships

High school, college and graduate students can get an up-close look at a career in the public sector this summer.

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