Tina Pappas, Montclair Local
Former Mayor and present councilman Robert Russo was once arrested–but for a good cause.
As a Newark teacher, he led the 1970 strike for fair living wages and was arrested with 200 other teachers during a demonstration downtown marching against what he referred to as “a corrupt city government and board of education.”
Recently, Russo was reelected as Vice President for Higher Education at the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ).
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