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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Two New Yorkers weld new path with steam fitting apprenticeship

Many people dream of changing careers and finding something with more purpose.

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CUNY faculty fights for new contract

With so many unions awarded contracts since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, many New Yorkers have forgotten about CUNY’s faculty and staff.

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Domestic Violence Conference to take place next Saturday

With the issue of domestic violence coming back to the forefront this decade and reaching crisis levels, activists and pundits felt it was high time to get together and create a plan to combat it.

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Regents passes new evaluations, but with a caveat

The United Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers pushed hard for what they felt were “fairer” evaluations.

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William Boyland Jr. gets 14 years for corruption

Former New York Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s wrongdoings have caught up with him.

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Cuomo: ‘It’s time to change the minimum wage’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s ready to do right by workers.

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NLRB says Teach for America members can join union in Detroit

An under-the-radar ruling has a big chance to shape the nature of certain education programs in America.

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Officials praise the worker on Labor Day

Political officials on the national, state and local levels talked about the state of workers on Labor Day.

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Appellate court grants home workers overtime, minimum wage protections

A recent ruling by a federal appeals court reinstated a rule change that provides home care workers with minimum wage and overtime protection.

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NLRB decision puts staffing agency, subcontracting model in jeopardy

The employer-employee relationship may be forever changed by a recent National Labor Relations Board decision.

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