Lexington TSA agents 'supporting each other' during government shutdown

TSA officers at Logan Airport

The percentage of TSA workers who called in sick on Thursday was 5.1 percent, compared to a 3.3 percent unscheduled absence rate on the same day past year, TSA spokesman Michael Bilello said in a Tweet.

Airport spokesman Greg Chin said Thursday that the security checkpoints at one of the airport's six terminals, Terminal G, will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday due to a shortage of TSA screeners.

The terminal serves United Airlines along with smaller carriers. But once the security checkpoint closes, outbound passengers will have no access to the gates and the restaurants and shops that depend on departing flights for business will shut down, too, Chin said.

"We felt we had to make a decision before the weekend", Chin said.

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"Our inspectors are the oversight, they are the regulatory side of the house for the FAA", said Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union.

Airport officials say on Twitter that passengers have been leaving notes and doing other kind gestures for the TSA agents since the shutdown began last month.

But airport administrators said they couldn't predict what the next week will bring if the shutdown continues over President Donald Trump's demand that government spending bills for 2019 include about $5 billion for an expanded wall on the country's southern border. That's about 3 percent of the roughly 450 flights that depart each day.

United said it does not anticipate any negative impact from the closure, as it plans to use gates in two other terminals.

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TSA Security Officer Nyamsi Tchapleu looks at images created by a "backscatter" scanner during a demonstration at the Transportation Security Administration's Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport December 30, 2009, outside Washington, D.C. TSA agents have been working without pay since the government shutdown began on December 22, 2018.

However, that could change as the shutdown, which began on December 22, enters its third week - and possibly the history books if it surpasses the previous 21-day record for the longest government closure. Shuker asked. "You figure the government would be a model employee right, they should probably be the best, they should probably set the example ー but there they are, asking people to come in and not get paid, or people are sitting at home and not able to work". That's raising concerns that TSA will see even more employees calling in sick and dropping shifts as they pursue other options for income if the shutdown continues.

Screeners represent just 6 percent of government workers who didn't get paychecks Friday because of the shutdown.

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