Labor official says Walker unsafe in ladder in hole ad
Official said Walker should have had safety gear
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker’s opponents have been trying to dig up dirt on him for years, and now they think they’ve unearthed a nugget.
One labor official is criticizing a recent Walker ad — not for its content but because he says Walker is setting an unsafe example.
The ad shows Walker standing in a 6-foot hole. As he touts his Republican record he climbs a ladder to symbolize progress.
But the president of the United Steelworkers Local 2006 said Walker is setting a dangerous example. Jeff Kaminiski said Walker isn’t wearing safety gear, and the hole is deep enough that the dirt walls should be shored up to prevent a collapse.
Walker’s campaign didn’t immediately return a message late Tuesday.
Labor officials are supporting Walker’s challenger, Democrat Mary Burke.