Local airport operations continue as usual despite shutdown

‘It’s Profoundly Unfair’: Boston TSA Officers Set To Miss Paycheck

More than 50,000 TSA officers continue to work without a paycheck as the government shutdown nears the end of its third week.

A Transportation Security Administration official works at the entrance to Concourse G at Miami International Airport in Miami, Jan. 11, 2019.

The airport said that on Saturday, Sunday and Monday it will end flights at 1 p.m. from Concourse G and relocate them to either to Concourse F or Concourse H. Miami is the 14th busiest USA airport, handling 20 million passengers annually.

This may make TSA employees who are not getting their regular paychecks during the partial government shutdown feel a bit better - the agency's administrator David Pekoske announced on Twitter that he has approved a $500 bonus for each uniformed screening officer.

"It sucks because if I had a flight arranged for that time.it's gonna really impact my travel plans", said the 35-year-old who was vacationing in Florida with his wife and son.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner posted a screenshot of the airport's tweet and advised travelers to get to the airport two hours before their flight, saying, "shortage of TSA workers, unpaid during the United States gov't shutdown, is causing this change".

From Saturday through Monday, Terminal G - one of six at the airport - will close at 1:00 pm (1800 GMT).

In addition to missing a regular payday, thousands of TSA employees are dealing with winter weather stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast. However, that could change if the shutdown continues and TSA workers become more strapped for income.

Frustration took shape during a demonstration Thursday where some TSA employees voiced their concerns by rallying outside the airport's busy domestic terminal.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association is now suing the Trump administration on behalf of the thousands of controllers that have not been paid during the record-breaking shutdown. The House on Friday passed legislation that would give federal workers back pay. 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.

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"It's demoralizing, because you go to work, and you expect pay for hard work and you wake up and your bank account is empty", Keys said.

The FAA and the U.S. Department of Justice, which defends the federal government in court, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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

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.

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