(AP) The TSA is responsible for the shutdown due to a lack of presentation. "Many employees report that they can not go to work because of financial constraints." However, waiting times at checkpoints will continue to be up to 30 minutes at most major airports in the United States.
The TSA is one of the authorities whose funding has run out because of the budget dispute between US President Donald Trump and the Democrats. Airport security personnel worked for more than four weeks without pay. The inspectors are among the federal employees in the United States, whose income is relatively low. In the last days, the absence of security personnel based on TSA data was still well below ten percent. The Washington Post declared the Monday record.
About 800,000 US civil servants are on forced leave due to the stalemate of some parts of the government or have to work without pay. This concerns those federal employees whose jobs are classified as "essential" so that public life does not stop, for example, airport security personnel. The US media report that some of the interested state employees are forced to look for another income or buy food in the bars.
The TSA stated that at the Minneapolis and New Orleans airports, average waiting times at Sunday checkpoints were 35 and 45 minutes, respectively, above the normal half-hour interval. La Guardia Airport in New York (29 minutes), Tampa Airport (28 minutes), Chicago O & # 39; Hare (27 minutes) and Miami Airport (26 minutes) they were close to the 30 minute mark.