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.
Andrew Puzder won’t be a member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet.
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.
An online petition is urging corporate CEOs and business leaders who are “dangerously silent” to speak out against President Donald Trump.
United Federation of Teachers officials called out KIPP Academy Charter School leaders recently for allegedly violating federal labor laws.
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.
Another group of Americans that are worried about Donald Trump’s presidency? Fast-food workers.
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.
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.
Three well-known retailers are closing stores around the country—and eliminating jobs.
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.