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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club

Union Protests Have

Turned Racial

9/3/2011 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club is undergoing a remodeling in New York City and a local union is protesting the fact they aren't using union workers for the job -- but Jigga's people tell us some protestors have gone too far ... by hurling racial slurs.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters erected giant inflatable rodents outside the club as part of their protests, claiming the company that was hired to do the job does not meet "area labor standards" and is paying their workers a "substandard wage."

A rep for the club tells TMZ they are in a non-union building and are not required to use union contractors. The rep tells us some protestors have been using racial slurs against the workers they are using, which the rep called a "poor tactic" to try intimidate people and scare away business.

The club is scheduled to re-open on November 1.

Calls to the NYCDC were not returned.


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some guy    

Hehe... those rats always turn up whenever a something union-related goes down. I want one.

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1112 days ago


What a piece of **** Jay-Z is; stooping down to the race card in order to fight off a protest demanding fairness. Jay-Z is no different from any other corporation. They just care about their pile of cash and **** everyone else! Remember: Jay-Z spent $250k IN ONE NIGHT at a club! If you sensationalize this, TMZ, you're a corporate MSM shill!

1112 days ago


Welcome to the new reality. Everything is racism.

1112 days ago


Yes, Cartman (don't question my author-a-tor), you're right. Everything is racism but Jays Illuminati powers will win over this. A few of those protects will have accidents, sickness, job loss, the normal way of rubbing someone out.

1112 days ago

I am Spartacus    

Even though the 40/40 club is a craphole (which is prob why they are remodeling it), its ridiculous that they have a local Union protesting when they aren't required to use Union workers.

1112 days ago


Typical union BS. Yet another reason why I hate them.

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1112 days ago


Excuse me, but, when they call you a "scab", they are not talking about your Mother or what she has all over her.

1112 days ago


Is this not freakin America anymore. If I want to hire 10 aliens from Mars to do a job for me, who the hell can tell me otherwise. Sounds like this Union is just being a little whiny bitch.

1112 days ago


WAY TO GO JAY-Z!!!!! Who the F are these unions that they think they should ALWAYS get the job. They end up charging you 2 or 3 times what they should and they stand around, taking their time and acting like they are such big deals. We dont need that sh*t in this country. We all know how corrupt unions can be and that aint no lie. I used to work for one so I'm tellin you straight-up, they need to be taken down. We are in bad enough shape already because our own government steals from us and pads their own pockets. I APPLAUD YOU DUDE! Stand strong against these ba**ard unions. ALRIGHT JAY-Z!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1112 days ago


As long as He is using legal American citizens then that is His right to do so.

1112 days ago


Put some giant pigs outside the union hall, greedy, selfish bastards. Unions destroyed this country, just look at what they did to the auto business.

1112 days ago


F unions, F Jackie, F the FCC and F Jay Z.

1112 days ago


Jay-Z is not anti-union; 10 years ago he offered up club rental for FREE for musicians' union and Grammy voting members. Maybe he was out of the loop or something?

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