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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32BJ and CWA pull away from Working Families Party

32BJ and CWA pull away from Working Families Party

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New bill bans cops from having sex with detainees

New York State didn’t have a law that banned cops from having sex with those in custody.

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Port Authority’s wage resolution would increase salary to $19 an hour

This month, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey voted on a new wage resolution that would increase their workers’ base pay from minimum wage to $19 an hour by 2023. The raises would affect 40,000 workers in New York and New Jersey airports, including security officers, wheelchair agents, baggage handlers, terminal cleaners and other airport workers.

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Union members speak out against slashed pay and benefits

Last week, members of 32BJ, along with security offices, rallied outside of 1180 Sixth Ave. to protest cuts to their wages and benefits.

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City Council approves Jerome Avenue rezoning in the Bronx

Despite the controversial nature of the plan, the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan passed with little resistance in the New York City Council this month.

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Comptroller report: off-peak subway service decreases even as ridership increases

A new report from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that off-peak subway service has dropped despite a ridership increase during those hours.

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Candidate and the city: Cynthia Nixon speaks one-on-one with the AmNews

Carved into the front desk of the Bethesda Healing Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn is the phrase “We are destined to win.” Approximately 30 feet away from the desk stood actress Cynthia Nixon, of “Sex and the City” fame, hoping to make that statement a reality.

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Unions hop on the endorsement train

It’s election season, which means it’s time for labor unions to plant their flag in the camp of their preferred candidates.

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What’s first for the new chancellor? Everything

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had to choose which person he wanted to lead the city’s schools. New Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza doesn’t have a choice for what agenda to attack first.

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Activists crush NYPD over Buzzfeed report

City Hall and the New York Police Department are feeling the heat after a recent Buzzfeed report on the disciplinary action taken against abusive officers.

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