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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NLRB decision puts staffing agency, subcontracting model in jeopardy

The employer-employee relationship may be forever changed by a recent National Labor Relations Board decision.

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Sharpton’s MSNBC program moves to Sunday mornings

Audiences will no longer have to tune in on weekday evenings to check out the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.

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Study: Blacks in multiracial congregations have racial attitudes resembling whites

A new study from Baylor University concluded that the racial attitudes of Blacks in multiracial church congregations resemble those of whites.

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Brazilian politicians call out McDonald’s for working conditions

The Fight for $15 is global. Brazil demonstrated that fact last week.

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Report says GOP willing to let Moskowitz run as Republican for mayor

Some people want New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio out of office at all costs.

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Union leaders reflect on Julian Bond

The death of civil rights activist and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond left the world of activism and human rights with big shoes to fill.

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Amalgamated Bank announces $15 minimum wage

When many people envision a banker, they usually think of the Hollywood image of the arrogant, Wall Street type.

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Fast-food workers speak on wage board ruling, others speak up

This week, New York’s wage board was expected to finalize a report recommending a $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers.

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Obama admin announces changes to Fair Housing Act

In name, the Fair Housing Act was supposed to help desegregate neighborhoods and make America’s housing situation fair.

NYPD legislation sparks ‘Right to Know’ push

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

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