“Thanks TSA” sign of times in shut­down

Albany Times Union (Sunday) - - BUSINESS -

They may not be get­ting paid, but Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cers are get­ting the thanks of air­port of­fi­cials in Al­bany.

In case trav­el­ers for­get the ef­forts TSA em­ploy­ees have made to keep the air trans­port sys­tem func­tion­ing, elec­tronic dis­plays that say “Thanks TSA” may be found in the bag­gage claim area and on a dis­play along Al­bany Shaker Road on the ap­proach to Al­bany In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

TSA em­ploy­ees have con­tin­ued to show up for work at the air­port, and lines last week at the se­cu­rity check­points ap­peared to be mov­ing smoothly.

Of course, it’s not clear how long em­ploy­ees’ re­sources to pay for such items as gaso­line to get to work will last.

Be­cause the em­ploy­ees are work­ing, even though with­out pay, they’re ineligible for un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits.

Eric An­der­son / Times Union

TSA em­ploy­ees at Al­bany In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Colonie con­tinue to work dur­ing the gov­ern­ment shut­down.

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