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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NYPD refuses to disclose StingRay information; NYCLU sues

The New York Civil Liberties Union’s battle with the New York Police Department over StingRay devices continues.

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Fight for $15 to protest McDonald’s shareholder meeting, looks to join SEIU

McDonald’s cooks and cashiers wanted their employer to know that they’ve had enough.

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Closer than close: A tale of Hillary, Donald, the polls ... and Bernie

It’s early, but a potential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, two of the least popular presidential candidates in recent memory, could be closer than people think.

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Columbia grad students achieve parental leave and other victories

Columbia University’s graduate students won a major victory last week.

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Contract negotiations begin for New York/New Jersey airport workers

Last Tuesday, approximately 7,000 New York and New Jersey airport workers began negotiations for the first union contract for subcontracted airport workers in the region.

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Report: DC $15 minimum wage would raise wages for 114,000

A new report by the Economic Policy Institute concludes that if phased in by 2020, Washington D.C.’s $15 minimum wage proposal would give 114,000 workers a pay raise.

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Verizon workers continue work stoppage

Almost three weeks ago, 37,000 Verizon technicians and customer service representatives walked off the job, pushing for a better contract with their employer.

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Security officers rally at Bryant Park for new contract

Security officers affiliated with 32BJ have had enough.

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Two people connected to Flint water crisis are dead

Two separate deaths in Flint, Mich., have a connection to the town’s continuing water crisis.

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Missing James Brown at the Apollo album surfaces

A long-lost gem from the “Godfather of Soul” has been unearthed for the world to hear.

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