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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:45 PM

Miami airport closes a terminal due to lack of TSA workers

https://www.wftv.com/news/trending-now/miami-airport-closes-terminal-as-tsa-workers-refuse-to-work-without-pay-during-government-shutdown/903309580

Passengers will still be dropped off at Terminal G, but outbound passengers will not have access to the terminal.

Miami Internationalís TSA employees have been calling out sick at twice the normal rate since the government shutdown began Dec. 22, Chin said. As a result, TSA managers arenít confident they can keep the 11 checkpoints staffed for normal operating hours.

"We felt we had to make a decision before the weekend," Chin told the Miami Herald. "They're erring on the side of caution."

Nonfederal employees will also be affected, Chin said, as retail employees who usually work at the one gift shop and four restaurants in terminal G will also be without work.

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Roland99 Jan 12 OP
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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:58 PM

1. More should close as TSA workers call in sick.....

Yeah, that makes it hard for Air travelers. But we all should be in solidarity with our fellow Americans during this time. If they are not being paid, we should not be flying.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:18 PM

3. left-of-center2012 has an OP yesterday, about just that...



Some Airport Security Lanes to Shut as Shutdown Squeezes TSA
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142242117

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:03 PM

2. Good

I agree that the workers should all call in sick. It is after all flu season.

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