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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Opposition from labor and activists force Puzder’s hand

Andrew Puzder won’t be a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

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COBA battles those who want to close Rikers Island

New York City Councilman Danny Dromm of Queens wants to close Rikers Island. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association has something to say about that this election season.

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Petition: Wal-Mart CEO and others must speak out against Trump

An online petition is urging corporate CEOs and business leaders who are “dangerously silent” to speak out against President Donald Trump.

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Teachers’ union accuses KIPP of violating federal law

United Federation of Teachers officials called out KIPP Academy Charter School leaders recently for allegedly violating federal labor laws.

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Union leaders talk women’s march and what’s next

Millions of people around the world participated in the Women’s March, with large crowds converging in places such as New York, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Cleveland, Los Angeles, London and even Antarctica.

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Fast food workers push for City Council to pass pro-worker bills

Another group of Americans that are worried about Donald Trump’s presidency? Fast-food workers.

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Assembly approves legislation protecting women’s reproductive rights

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Assembly members Kevin Cahill and Deborah Glick showed how they’ll oppose Trump—through their own policies.

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Newark Airport workers rally on MLK Day

Lost amid the commemoration of a civil rights icon was his advocacy for labor rights. Some airport workers reminded the world of that this week.

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Macy’s and Sears Holdings to close a combined 226 stores

Three well-known retailers are closing stores around the country—and eliminating jobs.

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Walmart settles LGBT-discrimination lawsuit

Earlier this month, Walmart received a perfect 100 score on the Human Right Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. At the same time, the retail giant was settling an LGBT-discrimination lawsuit.

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