Boulton: Solutions to racial injustice must be new

June 5, 2020 Senate Staff 0

Our city, state, and nation are struggling with what is broken in our society. Racial injustice isn’t new, but our solutions absolutely must be. We have seen powerful, poignant moments. A peaceful, massive assembly has inspired new conversations. It also inspired a powerful and real emotion for some: anger.

Boulton: Workers’ compensation should cover coronavirus

May 7, 2020 Senate Staff 0

More than 100 years ago, Upton Sinclair chronicled the misery and abuse of American workers in the meatpacking industry, describing them as “centers of contagion, poisoning the lives of all of us.” Today, we are witnessing a new chapter in the life and deaths of meatpacking workers and other essential workers through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boulton: Corrections workers need support

April 23, 2020 Senate Staff 0

With the dramatic increase in positive cases at the prison (IMCC) at Coralville, it is obvious that the State of Iowa has not done enough to protect Iowa’s public servants who are working the front lines during this public health disaster.

Working together, we can help kids in need

February 5, 2020 Senate Staff 0

Did you know that neuro-psychiatric conditions can result from a simple streptococcal infection? While most of us would not panic to hear our child had strep throat, for some kids, that infection leads to a much more serious condition.
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Restoring rights to working Iowans

February 7, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Senator Nate Boulton, ranking member of the Labor & Business Committee, introduced two workers’ rights bills. SF 2185 would allow injured Iowa employees to choose their own doctors. SF 2186 restores the collective bargaining rights abruptly taken away from several hundred thousand Iowa workers last year. 

Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018 Senate Staff 0

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.