Nearly 8% of TSA Workers Calling in Sick During Federal Shutdown

(From UPI)

The number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick amid the federal shutdown has reached nearly 8 percent, the agency said Tuesday.

The TSA, which provides the first line of security at U.S. airports, saw only 3.1 percent in unscheduled absences at the same time last year. The updated figure means one in almost eight TSA workers are not reporting for work.

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