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Passengers wait in a Transportation Security Administration line at JFK airport on Jan. 9, 2019 in New York City.
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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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January 21, 2019 - 12:28 am
By Darran Simon (CNN) -- Adrienne Walker, a TSA employee in Atlanta, said her pantry is stocked, even though she has been working without pay during the partial government shutdown. But she knows her colleagues with children need groceries more than she does. Walker hoped the box of produce, canned...
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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.
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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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January 13, 2019 - 5:58 pm
By Eric Levenson and Shelby Rose (CNN) -- A traveler carrying a firearm boarded a flight from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and flew to Tokyo Narita International Airport on January 3, according to a statement from the Transportation Security Administration. "TSA has determined...
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January 12, 2019 - 10:57 pm
By Ray Sanchez (CNN ) -- Seeking to ease the pain of airport security agents working through the partial government shutdown, the Transportation Security Administration is compensating those on duty the day after the lapse in funding and awarding $500 bonuses for work during the holiday travel...
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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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