Listen: TSA, Durham, Transportation Security Administration discussed on All Things Considered
"And gillibrand talks about gun control advocacy, on behalf of sexual assault survivors, and her children's book, profiling ten American women who for the right to vote. That's next time on city arts and lectures on cake. Join us for city arts and lectures tonight at eight o'clock or catch a rebroadcast of the program tomorrow morning at two teacher strikes were big last year. Now, it's L A's turn tens of thousands of educators have walked off the job. I'm Joshua Johnson in Los Angeles. We'll find out why next time on one A one comes on tonight at eleven. This is K Q E D. This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Mary Louise Kelley, and I'm Ari Shapiro. It's day twenty five of the partial government shutdown and the number of Transportation Security Administration employees calling in sick continues to grow. They are among the federal employees being told to work without pay right now with so many off the clock lines at security checkpoints in some airports have gotten longer plenty of travelers are getting frustrated for some that feeling is mixed with gratitude as NPR's David Schaper reports across the country about seven and a half percent of TSA workers have been calling in sick in recent days. That's more than double the usual number the TSA won't provide a breakdown. But clearly the problem is worse at some airports than others. At least Durham is a spokeswoman for Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson airport give into federal shutdown. We are beginning to feel a little bit of an impact as it pertains to having some TSA workers who have not reported to work some travelers. To wait in line. Almost ninety minutes at one point yesterday. Durham recommends arriving at the world's busiest airport three hours before your flight, Houston, Washington, Dulles Miami in Dallas Fort Worth are among other airports that have had to close security lanes at checkpoints because of a shortage of screeners TSA employees are among the lowest paid federal workers running an average of about seventeen to twenty dollars an hour and many are struggling to make ends meet after missing their first paycheck of the year. So across the country, people are lending, a helping hand.."