Rate of TSA Sickouts Rises as US Government Shutdown Drags on

14 January, 2019, 05:29 | Author: Dave Hampton
  • ‘It’s Profoundly Unfair’: Boston TSA Officers Set To Miss Paycheck

Continuing to offer his support, Pekoske acknowledged that although the pay wasn't worth all that the workers are owed, he hopes "these actions alleviate some of the financial hardship many of you are facing".

The AP's Tom Namako reported that Miami International Airport has had to close a terminal because security screeners are calling in sick at twice the normal rate during the shutdown.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) noted that if a significant number of air traffic controllers missed work, the Federal Aviation Administration could be forced to extend the amount of time between takeoffs and landings at airports in the US.

The TSA is responding to staff shortages by planning to close some security checkpoints at airports nationwide beginning this weekend.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers are already quitting their jobs, according to Hydrick Thomas, head of the American Federation of Government Employees' TSA Council.

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There were no visible protests from employees, and passengers said there was no impact on wait times.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske made the announcement on Twitter Friday night, saying employees who worked on December 22, the last day in the pay period, would receive compensation by Tuesday.

Chin said Terminal G will close at 1 p.m. Saturday, reopen for flights Sunday morning and close again at 1 p.m. that day.

According to a spokesperson for the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, it is TSA employees and airline employees who have control over music at certain terminals of the airport.

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In addition to raising security issues, fewer staffers on duty would increase wait times with longer lines at airports. "Many of our officers do work paycheck-to-paycheck, and many of our officers are single parents".

"Security effectiveness will not be compromised and performance standards will not change".

"They stressing. They are looking for other work". That could led to longer lines at the airport, especially over the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, and could lead to staffing problems at the detention center. Most dropped the idea after TSA's performance improved.

Tampa International Airport is working with different agencies to set up a food pantry, get bus passes and work with utilities to help hundreds of federal employees who may be struggling to pay bills.

Airports across the country are feeling the pinch from the government shutdown, but that hasn't been the case in Southwest Virginia.

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