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.
Many people dream of changing careers and finding something with more purpose.
With so many unions awarded contracts since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, many New Yorkers have forgotten about CUNY’s faculty and staff.
With the issue of domestic violence coming back to the forefront this decade and reaching crisis levels, activists and pundits felt it was high time to get together and create a plan to combat it.
The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.
Former New York Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s wrongdoings have caught up with him.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s ready to do right by workers.
An under-the-radar ruling has a big chance to shape the nature of certain education programs in America.
Political officials on the national, state and local levels talked about the state of workers on Labor Day.
A recent ruling by a federal appeals court reinstated a rule change that provides home care workers with minimum wage and overtime protection.
The employer-employee relationship may be forever changed by a recent National Labor Relations Board decision.