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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Airport workers hit the picket lines

A week before Thanksgiving, airport workers wanted to let companies know who hold the power.

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Bronx Papa John’s franchisee convicted of wage theft

Abdul Jamil Khokhar and BMY Foods were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

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Walmart workers to ‘Fast for $15’ on Black Friday

Walmart workers across the country plan on putting their money where their mouths are on Black Friday.

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CUNY faculty let their voices be heard loud and clear

If last week taught the City University of New York anything, it’s that their faculty and staff are willing to be handcuffed for a new contract.

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Report demands increased diversity in specialized high schools

A new report authored by the Community Service Society outlines a proposal that may improve diversity at New York City’s specialized high schools.

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New report focuses on high school choice in NYC

A new report by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at New York University shows just how the high school selection process works for the city’s most vulnerable.

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Fight for $15 makes its way to White House

After getting started by a group of fast-food workers in New York City, the Fight for $15 movement has already reached the rest of America and the globe.

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Schumer and Booker team up for sentencing reform bill

Two senators from the tristate area are looking to reduce minimum sentencing for nonviolent offenders.

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Prosecutor: Tamir cop actions ‘reasonable’

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty is under fire after releasing two reports that justified the police shooting of a 12-year-old boy in broad daylight.

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Two New Yorkers weld new path with steam fitting apprenticeship

Many people dream of changing careers and finding something with more purpose.

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