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