Construction workers squared off on a midtown street yesterday after a nonunion laborer backed a cement mixer into a crowd of protesting union workers, police and witnesses said.
Fight for work at building site
Fifty cops rushed to the Eighth Ave. hotel site just before 9 a.m. to break up the dispute, which ended with seven laborers in handcuffs.
Amid the chaos, a union worker attempted to puncture the cement mixer's tires with an ice pick but fled before cops could collar him, a police source said.
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