The organization accuses him of unfair labor practices.
According to reports, workers were hired to make repairs to the rapper’s nightspot, but the firm that hired them pays a “substantial wage” and fails to meet “area labor standards.”
“A rat is a contractor that does not pay all of its employees the Area Standard Wages, including either providing or making payments for family health care and pension benefits,” wrote a spokesman for the watchdog group in an email to the website Curbed. “Shame on the 40/40 CLUB & Shawn Carter aka Jay Z for contributing to the erosion of area standards for New York City Carpenters.”
The club actually operates in a non-union building, which means the management doesn’t have to adhere to the union rules.