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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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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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De Blasio’s budget overshadowed by finance probe

New York City pundits could be talking about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget, which was presented this week. But they’re talking campaign finance issues instead.

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LIUNA Local 78 endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress, TWU endorses Sanders for president

At a rally in Washington Heights this past Saturday, LIUNA Local 78 endorsed New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat for a seat in the 13th Congressional District.

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125,000 Brooklyn voters removed from rolls, comptroller will investigate

Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in this week’s New York Democratic Primary saw yet another controversy emerge.

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State attorney general reaches deal with contractor over underpaid labor

A contractor who constructed affordable housing units, caught underpaying labor, has agreed to back payments and penalties.

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Unions, activists praise minimum wage passing in several states

It has been nothing but victories for the Fight for $15 movement, recently.

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Cuomo’s budget draws mostly cheers

For all of the criticism of the negotiating process, for all of the back and forth of the so-called dog and pony show, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the legislators in Albany agreed to and signed off on a new budget that has left many satisfied, yet still pining for a few extra things.

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