MetLife has tapped a New Jersey company for its move to a new building at 200 Park Ave.

State and city officials are looking to box in a Manhattan company that’s hired an out-of-state firm to help it move into a new office.

MetLife Inc., a $50 billion global enterprise that receives millions in state and federal tax breaks, went with New Jersey-based All Season Movers to handle its shift to a new building at 200 Park Ave. — over protests from Teamsters Local 814.

Local 814 says it’s the only commercial union in town that is affiliated with a national labor organization — the Teamsters — and is affiliated with leading labor groups like the New York City Central Labor Council and the state AFL—CIO.

State and city officials have urged MetLife to rethink the decision to go with All Season Movers — which says it’s part of Local 514, a union that isn’t linked to a nationally-recognized labor organization.

State Controller Thomas DiNapoli wrote to MetLife CEO Steven Kandarian in March to say he was “troubled” by its choice of All Season Movers.

“I believe encouraging fair treatment of workers, including workers of contractors and vendors, serves to enhance the standing of the MetLife brand,” DiNapoli said.

New York State Controller Thomas DiNapoli said he was "troubled" by MetLife choosing a New Jersey company for the move to a new Manhattan office.

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DiNapoli also noted that New York’s retirement fund — which he oversees — owns $140 million in MetLife shares.

The outcry from Local 814 — which has picketed MetLife’s offices — “could cause negative consumer perception and jeopardize the company’s reputation,” DiNapoli wrote.

He’s not the only elected official to express his concern to MetLife for going with 514, which appears to be the only local run by its parent union, the Brotherhood of Amalgamated Trades.

According to Department of Labor filings, the Brotherhood of Amalgamated Trades began in 2012 and has three officers. In 2015, the most recently-available year, it took in $200,000 in dues but spent $195,000.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, state Sen. Brad Hoylman, and City Councilman Dan Garodnick have also reached out to MetLife about the issue, said Teamsters Local 814.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney is among the elected officials to reach out to MetLife over the issue.

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But an attorney for All Season Movers said the Teamsters were just playing dirty pool because they lost out on the MetLife gig.

“In New York City you have various unions trying to claim the same work and this is similar to the Montagues against the Capulets,” attorney Jonathan Farrell said.

He also cried foul over the Teamsters’ allegations that Local 514 — besides being a “sham” union — paid unfair wages to its workers and was tied to another moving company that has sued the city to lower its prevailing wage standards.

“I find it comical that the Teamsters criticize others when almost every president they’ve had has been murdered in jail, died while under indictment or been forced out of the union for corruption,” said Farrell.

Jason Ide, president of Teamsters Local 814, said his union was shocked by MetLife’s refusal to hire locally and stick with a recognized union.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer also expressed her concern to MetLife.

(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

"I don’t know what’s more despicable: That MetLife has hired an out-of-state moving company that does not pay its workers fair wages, or that it’s using our taxpayer dollars to do it,” said Ide.

He said MetLife has “made millions” off unions and union workers.

“We have pensions invested with them, they provide policies to our members — there are 814 workers right now walking around with MetLife benefits policies in their pocket,” said Ide.

“Because we have so much money invested in them, we really thought we were partners — but apparently that’s not the case.”

A spokesman for MetLife said the company was not going to change its mind.

“MetLife conducted a competitive bidding process for our move to 200 Park and Local 514 won the bid. This union pays wages in accordance with a bargained contract that meets, and for many of its workers exceeds, the city’s prevailing wage schedule,” the spokesman said.

“Our move to 200 Park is already underway, but there will be future business opportunities for Teamsters Local 814 to pursue,” he added.