TSA Agents are quitting their jobs because they are receiving no pay. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
"At first, Transportation Security Administration screeners were just calling out sick from work. Now, some are quitting altogether, their union says.
In a statement released Tuesday, the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents the workers, warned that safety could take a big hit in transit hubs as the federal government shutdown drags into week three, leaving staff without pay.
'Every day I’m getting calls from my members about their extreme financial hardships and need for a paycheck,' said Hydrick Thomas, the organization’s TSA Council president. 'Some of them have already quit and many are considering quitting the federal workforce because of this shutdown. The loss of officers, while we’re already shorthanded, will create a massive security risk for American travelers since we don’t have enough trainees in the pipeline or the ability to process new hires.'
Last week, AFGE launched a lawsuit against the federal government for forcing federal employees to show up to work uncompensated, calling the demands 'inhumane.'"