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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 07:39 AM

Nebraska official apologizes for calling union 'communist agitators'

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Paul Hammel

LINCOLN — A state agency director has apologized for a social media post that referred to the leadership of a state labor union as “communist agitators.”

Trevor Jones, the head of History Nebraska (formerly the State Historical Society), sent a message to employees referring to a July 10 meeting between agency employees and the Nebraska Association of Public Employees. The union represents state workers, including History Nebraska employees.

“Don’t spend your noon hour throwing hands and dustin’ it up with communist agitators,” the post said. “Consider instead spending a peaceful hour at ‘Lunch with Trevor.’ ”

The post, which featured a photo of a 1934 labor riot in Loup City, Nebraska, drew a harsh rebuke from a union official who called it “unprofessional, inappropriate and a prohibited (labor) practice.”


Trevor Jones is the head of History Nebraska, formerly the Nebraska State Historical Society.

DAVID HENDEE/THE WORLD-HERALD

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/plus/nebraska-official-apologizes-for-calling-union-communist-agitators/article_bf6a2cf6-9877-5398-9204-e0f470ac67d9.html



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Reply Nebraska official apologizes for calling union 'communist agitators' (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 23 OP
BumRushDaShow Sep 23 #1
NJCher Sep 23 #2
ret5hd Sep 23 #3
Sherman A1 Sep 23 #17
bucolic_frolic Sep 23 #4
Botany Sep 23 #5
dalton99a Sep 23 #10
Maxheader Sep 23 #6
keithbvadu2 Sep 23 #7
LiberalFighter Sep 23 #8
bluedigger Sep 23 #18
yaesu Sep 23 #9
packman Sep 23 #11
Sapient Donkey Sep 23 #13
not fooled Sep 23 #12
3Hotdogs Sep 23 #14
riversedge Sep 23 #15
rockfordfile Sep 23 #16

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:02 AM

1. Yet they are the ones hugging "Commie" Russia

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:04 AM

2. I've spoken with this reporter before

He struck me as intelligent and very dedicated to getting the story. We discussed a number of issues regarding stories in Nebraska and he was well informed about all of them.

Re the pay wall, I tried to read the story but got a bunch of ads. Used to be able to read at this paper but I guess not anymore.

Re Jones, this is, sorry to say, a typical attitude in Nebraska.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:23 AM

3. Would this be slander/libel?

Being a communist while in a union leadership position is against federal law, and accusing one of such is a very serious accusation. What if the union leaders started accusing him of being a pedophile...would that be slander/libel?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 04:40 PM

17. I think a libel lawsuit would be in order

He has defamed the people/person in question.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:36 AM

4. It sounded ok to him when he said it

nothing changed his mind like being called on it

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:38 AM

5. Let me guess about Trevor Jones

* Fox News watcher
* Listens to hate talk radio
* Right wing social media and web sites
* A "good Christian"

Trevor Jones' mind has been poisoned by the right.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:27 AM

10. He's a good example of RW infiltration

The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) Board of Trustees has appointed Trevor M. Jones of Frankfort, Kentucky, as Director/CEO of NSHS. Jones is a long-time member and friend of AASLH and currently serves as the chair of the AASLH Nominating Committee. He is the co-author, along with Linnea Grim, of Museum Management Tune-Up (AASLH Technical Leaflet #271). Together, Jones and Grim lead the popular AASLH webinar of the same name.

Jones brings almost two decades of experience in historical organizations and museums in Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina and Wisconsin to the position. He currently serves as Director of Historical Resources at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) in Frankfort. Under his leadership, KHS made its collections digitally available to a wide audience, created innovative exhibitions, and increased use of the Society’s programs throughout the state.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in History and German from Grinnell College and a master’s degree in history and a museum studies certification from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a graduate of the Developing History Leaders @SHA seminar and is a certified Project Management Professional. He in active in the American Association for State and Local History, serving as Leadership Nominating Committee chair, and the American Alliance of Museums, where he has served on the Board of the Leadership and Management Professional Network and as a Museum Assessment Program reviewer.

Jones has also taught museum studies courses, led digitization projects, published in refereed journals, and developed award-winning exhibitions. He has worked to create diversified funding sources at the Kentucky Historical Society and believes strongly that historical institutions have the capacity to improve skills that contribute to a stronger citizenry. “I am excited to join an institution with creative staff, renowned collections, and a distinguished history,” Jones said. “I look forward to creating more opportunities for Nebraskans to explore and appreciate their past, learn more about themselves, and enhance their decision making through the use of their history.”

https://aaslh.org/nebraska-state-historical-society-names-trevor-jones-as-new-director-ceo/

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:51 AM

6. Another snotty scotty walker wanna be...


anti union handjobs...Worked out well for snotty didn't it jones?

All of the nations state unions and any unions wanting to show
support...should walk off the job...

This country has had the union busting, offshore job transferring cycle going on for some time now..
And the corps are finding out it isn't so easy to keep the expenses down even by going to a country
with cheap labor...ask boeing about going down to s. carolina...the problems keeping schedule...rework
issues...There are horror stories about 737 parts..assembles coming into the wichita plant from china...
lots of scrap and rework...
Unions get the chance to train people..ojt...Thats how I got my welding skills..steel construction,
through working with the boilermakers..

So unions should be picking up memberships...new locals forming because they have the leverage..
Poor ass pouting executives will think twice before playing the relocation card...imho..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:10 AM

7. Today's republicans - 'Russia is our friend'.

Today's republicans - 'Russia is our friend'.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:13 AM

8. Need to boycott History Nebraska so he loses his job.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 07:38 PM

18. More likely that those workers would lose their jobs first.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:14 AM

9. this country hasn't changed a bit since the 1940.s. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:11 AM

11. 'communist agitators' - My Gawd, get me my Hippie dye-colored shirt

Dig up Joe McCarthy - Do these Repukes ever change? Stuck in the name calling garbage that brought them to power decades ago.

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Response to packman (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 11:10 AM

13. hehehe I laughed when I read the headline...

I've been mockingly using that term much to amusement of some Canadian friends of mine. It's ridiculous that someone would use that term unironically in 2019

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:39 AM

12. This guy's hiring and intent

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illustrate how this country gets propagandized so effectively. History bent to the will of the radical RWNJ faction.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 01:03 PM

14. So he got 2 degrees in history.

--- should sue the schools for malpractice and refund of his tuition -- didn't learn a thing about history.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:40 PM

15. I wonder what kind of 'histoy' he is pushing?? He should #RESIGN

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:46 PM

16. He sounds like a fascist

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