Shutdown Day 21: Federal Employees Get $0.00 Pay Stubs, Miami Airport to Close Terminal Due to TSA Sickouts
As of midnight Friday, the partial shutdown of the Federal government will have completed its third full week. And its impact, already widespread, is beginning to be felt by even more people.
Federal workers including air traffic controllers are receiving their first pay stubs since the shutdown began. They are showing: $0.00.
And so, some Federal employees have resorted to hocking their belongings on Craigslist in an effort to scrape together a few dollars to stay afloat as the shutdown persists.
Anna Cory, a librarian from North Carolina who works as a contractor for the EPA, told the Washington Post that she’s selling rare books from the 1800s in order to get through the shutdown.
“As a librarian, that’s what I value, that’s what I treasure. It hurts to let this stuff go.” Cory told the Post. She added, “All of us were unprepared for this to go on so long.”
And now, the shutdown is impacting far more than than the 800,000 Federal workers who did not get paid on Friday. According to a report by CNN, Miami International Airport is planning to close down a terminal due to sickouts by TSA agents. Correspondent Rosa Flores reported that approximately 80 agents per day are calling in sick at the Miami airport — double the usual number.
Watch above, via CNN.
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