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.
This week, New York’s wage board was expected to finalize a report recommending a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers.
In name, the Fair Housing Act was supposed to help desegregate neighborhoods and make America’s housing situation fair.
After the New York City Council adopted a budget that added 1,300 new positions within the New York Police Department, elected officials and community organizers have called for the passage of a new law to help the people
Home care workers in Massachusetts have reason to celebrate.
A different kind of food fair happened in Queens last week.
President Barack Obama’s administration secured a major victory last week when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
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.
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.
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.”
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.