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TSA says financial stress of shutdown is forcing growing number of officers to stay home

Jan 17, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Faced with growing numbers of call-outs by its workers - and images of some of them lining up for food donations - leaders of the Transportation Security Administration acknowledged Wednesday that "many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations."

Significant numbers of TSA agents have not been coming to work, either because of financial hardship or to underscore their opposition to being forced to work without pay.

And the agency s...