The US partial government shutdown began on Saturday, December 22. The shutdown has affected the lives of Americans in many ways, including unusually long lines at airports across the country.Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents are essential employees so they must continue working without pay, but many have been calling out sick. Airports are dealing with massive lines due to the government shutdown. The shutdown began on Saturday, December 22. TSA employees are part of the government, so they're affected and working without pay.But TSA staffers are calling out of work. At Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), the call-out rate has increased by as much as 300%. A rep for the TSA workers union says they aren't calling out intentionally. The TSA staffers simply can't afford to get to work. 10 PHOTOS Foods you should never buy at the airport See Gallery Foods you should never buy at the airport Soft pretzels “A big old soft pretzel is … [Read more...] about Airports are dealing with massive lines during the government shutdown
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Benjamin Zhang, provided by Published 10:20 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 AP Employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been working unpaid since the US federal government shutdown began on December 22. TSA workers' union head Hydrick Thomas said in a post on the organization's website that some workers have already quit, while many others are considering quitting. The union says this could create a "massive security risk" for travelers. A TSA spokesperson told Politico that 500 new officers were hired on Sunday and 300 more are expected to start the next pay period. Employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been working unpaid since the US federal government shutdown began on December 22. And now, according to their union boss, many TSA workers are quitting their jobs — or at least thinking about it. "Every day I'm getting calls from my members about their extreme financial hardships and … [Read more...] about TSA employees working unpaid because of the government shutdown are quitting — and this could create a ‘massive security risk’ for travelers
Airports are dealing with massive lines due to the government shutdown. The shutdown began on Saturday, December 22. TSA employees are part of the government, so they’re affected and working without pay. But TSA staffers are calling out of work. At Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), the call-out rate has increased by as much as 300%. A rep for the TSA workers union says they aren’t calling out intentionally. The TSA staffers simply can’t afford to get to work. TSA employees live paycheck to paycheck, according to their union rep. The mean annual wage for TSA employees was about $US40,960 as of May 2017. The TSA says they are “closely monitoring the situation” and that “security effectiveness will not be compromised.” Read more about how the government shutdown is affecting TSA workers. NOW WATCH: Briefing videos Business Insider Emails & Alerts Site highlights each day to your inbox. Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, … [Read more...] about Airports are dealing with massive lines during the government shutdown as TSA employees are working without pay
Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 10:46 AM EST Jan 9, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, commonly known as food stamps, will continue through February despite the government shutdown. The department said SNAP benefits will be provided through a continuing resolution, a temporary measure to maintain funding for government departments, agencies and programs. “We will rely on a provision of the CR that just expired that allows the federal government to make obligated payments within 30 days of the expiration of the CR,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “We will be reaching out to states to instruct them to request early issuance of SNAP benefits for February.” An early issuance means that states can apply for their benefits early. It's typically used in “disaster situations such as hurricanes,” Perdue … [Read more...] about Government shutdown: Food stamps ]to continue through Feb.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Feeling the Bite of the Government Shutdown DealBook Supported by Jan. 9, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. Want this by email? Sign up here . The pain of the government shutdown is showing President Trump escalated the border wall fight in a televised speech last night, at the cost of leaving the government partly closed. He criticized political opponents for blocking the wall, although Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security measures like surveillance and fencing. The effects of the shutdown have begun to ripple across the economy, with mortgage applications delayed or canceled, public companies unable to complete deals and the well running dry for many federal employees. • Payday would have come this week for many of the 800,000 federal workers affected. With no … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Feeling the Bite of the Government Shutdown