10 percent of TSA workers call in sick as government shutdown continues

10 percent of TSA workers call in sick as government shutdown continues

The growing wave of Transportation Security Administration employees reporting sick reached 10 percent on Monday. The workers who screen passengers and their bags face missing another paycheck if the shutdown doesn’t end early this week. Many of the workers say the financial hardship is preventing them from reporting to work.

AlexJ 1 year

Thats why private airport security is better. They do a better job at finding contraband, are responsible for their actions, are generally quicker and private airport security is better for the economy, because capitalism.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 1 year

All these 4th amendment violating freaks can stay home forever as far as I am concerned

Christopher Harbutt
Christopher Harbutt 1 year

I propose: Take Your Chances Airlines. Everyone has a seat, you bring your own food with you, there is zero security screening and the pilots are behind an impenetrable wall. If shit goes down in the passenger area, it’s up to the passengers to work it out. There would be better food, it would be quicker, you don’t get molested by TSA or equivalent, people with turbans aren’t sad because they were singled out for “random” bomb swabs and the plane won’t be hijacked. Sometimes my brilliance is frightening.

Timothy Eckstein
Timothy Eckstein 1 year

Can I PLEASE have airport security that is efficient while respecting my human dignity?

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 1 year

Privatize the TSA.

Jay Orzecki
Jay Orzecki 1 year

They aren't the bad guys, the pathetic version of a democratic government is the real culprit. These are just people trying to get by in an economy that only favours the "elites" while screwing the working class. And you see stupid comments that put these people down, instead of coming together against the real villains in this entire ordeal. Its no wonder America is now the laughing stock of the world. So gullible to believe the BS that's constantly fed to keep everyone fighting each other, and distract from the people that actually have all the power and money.

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

End the TSA.

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