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.
Almost three weeks ago, 37,000 Verizon technicians and customer service representatives walked off the job, pushing for a better contract with their employer.
Security officers affiliated with 32BJ have had enough.
Two separate deaths in Flint, Mich., have a connection to the town’s continuing water crisis.
A long-lost gem from the “Godfather of Soul” has been unearthed for the world to hear.
New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.
At a rally in Washington Heights this past Saturday, LIUNA Local 78 endorsed New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat for a seat in the 13th Congressional District.
Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in this week’s New York Democratic Primary saw yet another controversy emerge.
A contractor who constructed affordable housing units, caught underpaying labor, has agreed to back payments and penalties.
It has been nothing but victories for the Fight for $15 movement, recently.
For all of the criticism of the negotiating process, for all of the back and forth of the so-called dog and pony show, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators in Albany agreed to and signed off on a new budget that has left many satisfied, yet still pining for a few extra things.