At New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, as many as 170 TSA employees have called out each day this week.
“This problem of call outs is really going to explode over the next week or two when employees miss their first paycheck,”
About a quarter of the government, including TSA and the Department of Homeland Security, have been without funding since December 22. Some 55,000 TSA employees who screen around 800 million passengers a year are considered essential and are among the 420,000 federal workers expected to continue working without pay.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 4, 2019