January 8, 2019

IF THE SHUTDOWN DOES NOTHING ELSE...:

More TSA Agents Are Calling Out Sick as Shutdown Forces Them to Work Without Pay (DANIEL POLITI, JAN 05, 2019, Slate)

Transportation Security Administration officers are increasingly calling out sick ever since the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22 and forced personnel to work without pay. CNN was first to report the story, saying that hundreds of TSA officers called out sick from work this past week. One source even called it a "blue flu," in reference to the blue shirts that the security officers who check bags at airports wear. "This will definitely affect the flying public who we [are] sworn to protect," Hydrick Thomas, president of the national TSA employee union, told CNN.

Some of the numbers are staggering. More than 150 TSA employees called out sick on Friday morning at Kennedy International Airport in New York, reports the New York Times. At Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the number of TSA officers who are calling out sick has increased by 200 to 300 percent, according to CNN.

...it can at least demonstrate what a waste most of TSA and ICE are.

Posted by at January 8, 2019 4:15 AM

  

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