Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work

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  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 6, 2019 10:53 a.m.

    Commercial aviation isn't anything to be toyed with. When air traffic controllers, federal mechanical inspectors, TSA employees, and federal marshals are not receiving paychecks, that endangers public safety.

    When chaos in the air matches chaos on the ground, that would seem to be the definition of "national emergency". How could we be any weaker in the eyes of our foes?

  • ConservativeCommonTater Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 9:26 p.m.

    Another fine example of Trump "winning." He has destroyed farmers, Harley, GM, the government workers (BTW, don't expect your Soc. Sec. earnings statement, refunds, but your taxes will still be due.)

    How much more "winning" can the GOP give us before the country collapses?

    Please Mr. Mueller, work a little faster. The country depends on you.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 8:24 p.m.

    Why aren't all these politicians talking about the truth? The truth the 5 billion Trump wants will build very little wall and the low estimate of what it will take to do what he wants to do is over 21 billion. He is not going to stop holding the country hostage if he gets 5 billion. It is only the beginning.

    Why are none of these politicians talking about the fact there were nearly 740,000 overstays of Visas during a recent 12-month period. That is almost as many people in the country undocumented now from just this as the number of federal workers that are not being paid. Why is no one talking about this or doing anything about it? Why? Because for Trump it is about a visual wall with a made by Trump plate on it. It isn't really about doing something about all the undocumented people in our country. Doing something about the Visa problem doesn't give him his visual wall. This is why he is doing nothing about the Visa problem.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 5:08 p.m.

    If they aren't getting paid you can't blame them for not showing up and going out and getting another job that does pay. They should not be pawns in the hands of tantrum throwing politicians. How long do you think the skies will be safe to fly and air traffic controllers who have an incredibly stressful job are not getting paid?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 3:21 p.m.

    It's only going to get worse. The head of TSA in SLC lives nearby. He says it's not TSA workers that are just mad, they're not striking. Most can't go to a job without pay and also pay for daycare and transportation costs. Many are working at minimum wage jobs just to keep enough coming in to avoid ruining their credit and/or getting evicted. Trump's shutdown harms families, our country and our national security.