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Hours before President Donald Trump announced the reopening of the government,  TSA union leader Joe Shuker spoke at a rally at Philadelphia International Airport on the impact the shutdown has had on workers.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
January 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hours before President Donald Trump announced the reopening of the government — before anyone knew a deal was even in the works — morale issues were front and center among TSA workers, who rallied at Philadelphia International Airport Friday. On his drive home from...
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A sign near a TSA security checkpoint states the Port of Seattle's support for federal government workers, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren/AP
January 25, 2019 - 4:37 pm
(Associated Press) — Federal workers who have gone a month without getting paid during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history expressed relief Friday that a deal had been reached to end the impasse, but are worried they'll be in the same spot in a few weeks. Ivan Tauler and his wife spent...
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Donated food has been available for TSA workers during the government shutdown.  But a Chester Springs nonprofit was at the airport Tuesday, delivering donated food for the workers' pets.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Donated food has been available for TSA workers during the government shutdown, but a Chester Springs nonprofit was at the airport Tuesday, delivering donated food for the workers' pets. Most people unload luggage at the airport departures lane, but Bill Smith and a...
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Passengers wait in a Transportation Security Administration line at JFK airport on Jan. 9, 2019 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
January 21, 2019 - 12:40 pm
By David Koenig (AP) -- The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday's absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year...
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Courtesy Rev. Daniel Jackson
Cherri Gregg
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A North Philadelphia church took up an offering to help federal workers impacted by the government shutdown. It was a much needed surprise. "I was in the middle of church, so I wasn't expecting it," said Lashanda Palmer, who has worked for the Transportation Security...
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At Philadelphia International Airport, hundreds of TSA officers are working and waiting for the government shutdown to end.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 17, 2019 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump signed a bill that would guarantee backpay for federal employees when the government reopens. But in the meantime, many of the workers are still on the clock and feeling the squeeze. At Philadelphia International Airport, hundreds of TSA...
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A Transportation Security Administration employee checks an air traveler's identification at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Atlanta.
John Bazemore/AP
January 14, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Air travelers endured waits of more than an hour to get through domestic checkpoints at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta on Monday, the first business day after security screeners missed paychecks for the first time due to partial government shutdown . No-shows among screeners...
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At some points, the TSA checkpoint line at Terminal D/E at Philadelphia International Airport was similar to the one the day before Thanksgiving.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 11, 2019 - 7:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With no end in sight for the partial federal government shut down, TSA employees missed their first paycheck on Friday. There are reports of a good number of TSA employees calling out sick around the country, leading to long lines at security checkpoints at some...
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It's still safe to fly during the shutdown. But there may be some issues.
TSA via CNN
January 09, 2019 - 9:27 pm
By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) -- Despite the government shutdown, millions of travelers still pass through the country's airports every day. In recent days, some of the most critical players in commercial air travel have expressed concern over understaffing, delayed payments and stress brought on by...
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Hadas Kuznits
January 09, 2019 - 1:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Michael Bilello was last available on Saturday to discuss the problem of funding during a government shutdown. "Friday is our next paycheck," he said, "and we have until Thursday to secure funding in order to process...
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