On Saturday, several hundred union workers walked around the Palisades Mall in a silent protest.
The union workers wore bright neon yellow shirts that read “Shame on you Palisades Mall” in the front and “For Hiring Out-Of-State-Construction Workers” On the back. The Palisades Center is allegedly paying the out-of-state workers $13-25 an hour for tiling, without benefits. The local union workers would get paid around $45 per hour for tiling with benefits.
Their silent protest which included the Rockland Building Trades and Laborers Local 745, Local 7 Tile, Marble and Terrazzo Union walked around the mall protesting that since the community spends their money at the mall, the money should stay in Rockland.
The Palisades Mall’s facelift comes as the Nanuet Mall rebuilds and looks to take on the megamall. The renovation should be complete this fall.