Protests Against Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Intensify In New York

posted September 04, 2011 01:00:00 PM CDT | 53 comments

Protests Against Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Intensify In New York

Union workers protest Hov's club using non-union workers, and have allegedly begun hurling racial slurs.

Jay-Z's famed 40/40 Club in New York City is undergoing remodeling, but not everyone is happy about it.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters erected giant inflatable rodents outside of the club, protesting the fact that it is not using union workers for the job, according to TMZ.

The group alleges that the company hired does not meet "area labor standards" and is paying its workers a "substandard wage."

In response, a rep for the club says that they are in a non-union building, and are not required to use union contractors. Further, the rep alleges that some protesters have begun using racial slurs against the workers, which the rep calls a "poor tactic" to intimidate people and scare away business.

More on this as it develops.

RELATED: Jay-Z Partnering With Soccer Player Ashley Cole To Open 40/40 Club In London, England

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