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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Report: Essential workers struggle while billionaires gain in wealth

Essential workers, those who clean, work in public transportation, deliver the mail, etc., have been lauded and celebrated the past year while working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Airport workers: we need affordable healthcare for Thanksgiving

Frontline airport workers and elected officials took to LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 17, pushing for New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo to do right by them.

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CityMD adjusts hours citing overwhelmed employees

Most people in the city can claim exhaustion when it comes to 2020. Frontline workers are at the front of the line with complaints. CityMD employees are no different.

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What remains of Trump’s presidency? Tantrums and flirting with autocracy

The next two months of President Donald Trump’s term could determine whether the country remains a democracy.

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Police under Biden: Reform or remain?

The year 2020 was a year of pandemics and protests. The latter involved clashes with police over police brutality.

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Labor sees bright future with Biden…with a few caveats

Labor unions around the country saw some light amid the darkness when President-Elect Joe Biden beat current President Donald Trump in the election.

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Labor strikes back: Officials push back against the Trump election narrative

The 2020 presidential election will have a profound effect on the direction of the country. Unions could feel the brunt of its results for a decade.

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ALIGN unveils plan that would provide 100,000 climate jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about the term “frontline workers.” A new report by ALIGN NY unveiled a plan to create climate jobs for said frontline workers, who tend to be people of color.

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32BJ ramps up its get out the vote campaign

With just a few days until the election, members of 32BJ up and down the east coast are getting out the vote for Joe Biden.

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Voter registration coincidences emphasize the importance of voting

Two states’ registration websites shutting down on the last day of registration. Long lines for early voting.

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