To say United Airlines is going through a rough patch in public relations may be putting it mildly. From the violent removal of a bumped passenger to the death of a beloved bunny, it’s not been a good month for the United. Today, United is set to announce 10 new or updated customer service policies meant to counter some of the bad press. Among the changes: Employees will be able to offer up $10,000 to try to entice overbooked passengers to take different flights and the airline will no longer attempt to involuntarily remove passengers who’ve already boarded their flights “unless safety or security is at risk.”
Unemployment has risen slowly in Austin but you might not know it if you were trying to hire someone. There are lots of unfilled jobs and some employers are saying it’s hard to find someone who will work for less than $15 an hour.
Dog food recalled for possible presence of euthanasia drug, The cans of food were the 13-ounce Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food, cans of their dog food sold in Texas tested positive for a drug that is used for euthanasia.
The Texas Senate approved legislation yesterday that would require seat belts on all new school buses purchased in Texas school districts. The bill would require all school buses purchased after Sept. 1 to have three-point seat belts.
The Texas house has approved the so-called Sanctuary City Bill which if signed by the governor, would ban local rules which would prevent authorities from enforcing immigration laws.