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California Bill Aims to Track Working Conditions At Amazon Warehouses

KQED |
Ellen Reese, sociology professor and chair of labor studies, discusses AB 701, which would require companies operating warehouses in California to disclose productivity quotas and tracking information to employees and government agencies. 
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Best of Inland Empire 2021 – Editor’s Picks: Local Authors

The Press Enterprise |
Tod Goldberg and Susan Straight, creative writing professors, were both selected as best authors of the Inland Empire for 2021.
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U.S. News & World Report Unveils the 2022 Best Colleges Rankings

Associated Press |
For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has named UC Riverside the top university in the nation for social mobility.
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Michael K. Williams Was a Chronicler of Black Humanity

The Root |
English Professor Courtney Baker pays tribute to late actor Michael K. Williams.
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Gavin Newsom and Larry Elder want votes from Asian Americans. Are they a recall swing vote?

The Modesto Bee |
Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of political science, said Asian Americans saw big turnouts in 2018 and 2020, especially among the younger voters. That could continue and be a good sign for Newsom since the population as a whole traditionally leans Democrat.
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How Amazon Would Be Affected by California’s Warehouse Quotas Bill

The Wall Street Journal |
Ellen Reese, chair of labor studies, discusses the potential impact of a state law that would require Amazon to disclose any quotas it applies to workers, which would allow regulators to assess whether its employees have sufficient time for breaks, or if performance goals are affecting the health and safety of workers in other ways.
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Right wing media's latest misinformation campaign targets the California recall

CNN |
Karthick Ramakrishnan, a professor of public policy, said an emerging pattern of writing off elections as fraudulent is not a healthy sign for democracy. 
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What We Remember and Forget on 9/11

The New York Times |
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, novelist and UCR Creative Writing professor Laila Lalami urges us to not only remember 9/11, but also the long-lasting effects of the government's response.