Latest On Shutdown
First reported by Cnn.com
- The partial government shutdown is forcing Miami International Airport to close down one of its terminals due to a lack of TSA workers.
- The airport says TSA screeners have been calling in sick at twice the normal rate due to the shutdown, which forces TSA employees to work without pay.
- The airport says its Terminal G will be closing at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday because it doesn’t have enough workers to cover all the checkpoints. The closure also means a loss of business for restaurants and shops in the terminal.
- Friday is the first day TSA screeners will miss a paycheck. The shutdown is now tied for the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
- How much longer do you expect the shutdown to last?
- How has it impacted your family?
(CNN)Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners, airport spokesman Greg Chin said Thursday.
The security checkpoints in terminal G will be closed after 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, he said. Terminal G is one of six terminals in the airport.
“Due to an increased number of TSA screeners not reporting to work, we have decided to take this precautionary step and relocate about 12 flights to adjoining concourses in the afternoons,” he said.
Shutdown Day 21: Federal Get $0.00 Pay Stubs, Miami Airport to Close Terminal Due to TSA Sickouts
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Miami International Airport will close a terminal early for three days because of a shortage of TSA screeners, an airport spokesman says https://t.co/Aq4C9JxZDh
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