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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Massachusetts home care workers reach new agreement for living wage

Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.

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Airport workers, elected officials rally around ‘poverty wages’

A different kind of food fair happened in Queens last week.

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Supreme Court upholds key health care provisions

President Barack Obama’s administration secured a major victory last week when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

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De Blasio reverses course on budget, adds 1,300 NYPD officers

In a move that shocked many New Yorkers, Mayor Bill de Blasio changed direction and added 1,300 new NYPD officer hires to his newly approved budget.

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Activists let their voices be heard on wage raise

Lining up and ready to raise hell, hundreds of fast-food employees gathered outside of the second public hearing of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s wage board Monday.

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Teachers’ unions, advocates and legislators call for halt to charter school openings

At a press conference last week, state legislators, education activists and teachers’ unions called for a halt to charter school openings in addition to legislation that would require charter schools be held “accountable.”

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Fast food, minimum wage movement claims victories, keeps pushing

From New York to Los Angeles to St. Louis, members of the fast-food worker movement are achieving small victories and continuing to push their agenda nationally.

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NYS appoints new education commish

MaryEllen Elia was appointed the new state education commissioner after serving as a superintendent in Hillsborough County, Fla., for 10 years.

LA wants to raise minimum wage, NY workers continue push for same

As New York workers continue to push the state to adopt a $15 an hour minimum wage, they can look to the city of Los Angeles for inspiration.

New study presents how NY high schools serve Black and Latino males

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools released a new study detailing how the Expanded Success Initiative has worked in its second year of existence.

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