Viewfinder: Hundreds of TSA Screeners and Agents Call in Sick at Airports as the Shutdown Continues

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Passengers wait in a Transportation Security Administration line at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 9th, 2019, in New York City. It has been reported that hundreds of TSA screeners and agents have called in sick from their shifts at a number of major airports as the partial government shutdown continues. Employees of the TSA, whose job it is to keep airlines safe, are working without knowing when their next paycheck is coming.

Passengers wait in a Transportation Security Administration line at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 9th, 2019, in New York City. It has been reported that hundreds of TSA screeners and agents have called in sick from their shifts at a number of major airports as the partial government shutdown continues. Employees of the TSA, whose job it is to keep airlines safe, are working without knowing when their next paycheck is coming.

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