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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32BJ, AFL-CIO stand behind Cuomo in Spectrum standoff

After weeks of talks between Spectrum and IBEW Local 3 abruptly broke down last week, the union will take it back to the picket lines—with New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s help.

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Graduates celebrate Pathways to Apprenticeship

Two elected officials partnered with an organization to celebrate graduates of a per-apprenticeship program in the Bronx.

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Elected officials want Amazon to do business the New York way

Elected officials around New York City want to make one thing clear to Amazon: you’re doing business our way.

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S.U.N. celebrates the sun

It was a chilly December morning, but everyone on the rooftop of 128 W. 138th Street gathered to give thanks to the sun as installation of solar panels marked the local fight against climate change.

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MTA hearing filled with frustration, anger

Tuesday marked the first of many public hearings on proposed MTA fare hikes and toll hikes.

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Cuomo fends off Amazon criticism

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo found himself on the defensive after announcing Amazon’s arrival to Long Island City.

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Fast food workers achieve ‘scheduling’ victory

Thanksgiving came early for fast food workers, courtesy of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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AMAZON, NYC: Bezos takes Queens

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he would change his name to Amazon Cuomo to get the corporate giant to place their new headquarters here.

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Weekend Warriors get out the vote

Saturdays, leading up to Election Day, members of one labor union take to the streets and go door-to-door to get out the vote.

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Student loan servicer hit with class-action lawsuit

Nine members of the American Federation of Teachers have brought a class-action lawsuit against Navient. The AFT members, from across four different states, believe that the student loan servicer misled borrowers who work in public service professions about accessing a loan forgiveness program to boost profits.

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