Pittsburgh teachers union officials among protesters arrested Monday
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers President Nina Esposito-Visgitis and Vice President William Hileman were arrested and cited for disorderly conduct Monday.
The pair refused to disperse in the State Capitol Rotunda during the Poor People’s Campaign rally in Harrisburg, according to a news release from the union.
They, along with several other protesters, were fined and released that afternoon, the release stated.
“Making sure that every child has access to a quality education and that every worker has the right to unionize are issues that are worth getting arrested for,” said Esposito-Visgitis in a news release. “Our membership stands shoulder to shoulder with the Poor People’s Campaign to raise people up by investing in our public schools and increasing the minimum wage.”
More than 100 activists including Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers members and retirees marched and rallied at the state Capitol.