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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CUNY and DC 37 officials to Cuomo: Invest in CUNY

Earlier this week, officials from the City University of New York and District Council 37 asked Albany lawmakers to fully fund CUNY.

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De Blasio reaches tentative agreement with traffic enforcement agents

The mayor announced a tentative contract agreement between the city and the Communication Workers of America Local 1182 Traffic Enforcement Agents, including both level one traffic and level two.

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Teachers’ union sues Detroit Public Schools over building conditions

The Detroit Federation of Teachers, along with the American Federation of Teachers and several parents, filed a complaint in Michigan’s 3rd Circuit Court accusing Detroit Public Schools and Emergency Manager Darnell Earley of allowing school facilities to deteriorate.

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32BJ endorses Keith Wright for Congress

Endorsement season has picked up in the race for New York’s 13th Congressional District.

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Local 46 endorses Adam Clayton Powell for Congress

Adam Clayton Powell scored an endorsement for his congressional campaign from Metallic Lathers and Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 46 Monday, Jan. 11. Powell, running for the 13th Congressional District seat, stood with President John Skinner and other union members on the steps of City Hall.

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MLK Jr. birthday brings about ‘Peace Week’

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this Friday coincides with a week’s worth of activities and workshops in New York designed to “keep the peace.”

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Settlement will protect Muslims from NYPD surveillance

Stop looking. There’s nothing else to see here.

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Cuomo announces $15 minimum wage for SUNY employees, pushes for more

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought good news to State University of New York employees this week.

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Unions praise mayor’s paid parental leave announcement

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had an early Christmas present for some city workers.

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De Blasio, Cuomo spar over homeless issue

The homeless are usually stuck between the shelters and the streets.

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