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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Unions condemn ‘alt-right’ Charlottesville rally

The results and aftermath of the ‘alt-right’ rally in Charlottesville, Va. are still being felt around country.

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Unions go to bat for Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Local labor unions have jumped to New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ defense after a hedge fund manager and political donor made racially charged comments about her in a Facebook post.

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TWU continues to push de Blasio on MTA funding

For the past several weeks, while New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio engage in a tug-of-war over the MTA, TWU Local 100 has directed their ire toward the mayor.

Cuomo ratifies five-year contract with CSEA

Wednesday, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo ratified a five-year agreement with Civil Service Employees Association-represented state executive branch employees.

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Tax the rich: De Blasio wants millionaires to get MTA on track

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio turned to a tried and true method for improving the Metropolitan Transit Authority: Have the rich pay their fair share.

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City Council grills MTA on money and projects

Members of the New York City Council held a Metropolitan Transit Authority oversight hearing at City Hall to talk to MTA representatives about money, the allocation of said money and future projects.

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32BJ attacks Christie for STAFER veto, endorses NYC Council candidate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s going out like he came in: fighting against labor.

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City Council votes in favor of tenants’ legal representation

Last week, the New York City Council decided that low-income tenants deserve legal representation in housing court.

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Ebony owes its freelancers more than $200,000

It all started with the Twitter hashtag “#EbonyOwes.”

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De Blasio on closing Rikers: It will take 10 years

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed a desire to close Rikers Island. A new city report said it’ll take a decade.

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