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.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the mission without consultation.
A new bill signed into law by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio looks to speed up the collective bargaining process with city service contractors.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a month away from enforcing his mask mandate for indoor venues like gyms and restaurants.
“…is trash,” said parent Tamika Hall cutting of the beginning of a question that started with the mayor’s name. Hall, like others, isn’t too fond of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s back-to-school plans.
While many unions publicly stated their disapproval with the sexual misconduct accusations against New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a lot of them chose to remain silent once he finally resigned.
The news shocked many and left a significant hole to fill in the larger labor-movement.
The Delta variant is feeding new surges in COVID-19 cases around the country weeks before school starts. On top of that, the majority of students in K-12 education are still not eligible for vaccines.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a procedure that would enforce Executive Order 14026 that would increase the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Tomás Medina won’t get those minutes of his life back, but he’s getting something back from the city.
A Texas federal court ruled against the continuation of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.