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.
When Juan Lopez and Juan Lizama went to wash windows on the new One World Trade Center last Wednesday, neither of them thought the day would end with them on local and national news.
The local has gone global, as McDonald’s workers from New York, Chicago and Los Angeles traveled to eight countries on three continents beginning this week to try and enlist fast-food workers, unions and elected officials in support of higher pay and the right to organize.
Time magazine has once again invoked the ire of teachers unions across the country.
Ben Tucker has been appointed the NYPD’s first deputy commissioner.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is hoping to deliver the goods on behalf of local Papa John’s employees.
Thursday, workers from local airports will attend an awareness training session that will cover guidelines for cleaning airplane cabins, lavatories and areas that have been exposed to the Ebola virus.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order to increase and expand the living wage to benefit more New Yorkers.
Union leaders, environmental activists and concerned citizens took to the streets of Manhattan Sunday for the People’s Climate March, one of the largest marches about the climate in history.
It took some time, but Met Orchestra musicians and the Metropolitan Opera have made sweet music together.
Last week, Teamsters Local 237 and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a tentative contract agreement and a proposed settlement of a pay equity lawsuit that would distribute upwards of $38 million in back pay to current and former school safety employees.