“Thanks TSA” sign of times in shutdown
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.
TSA employees at Albany International Airport in Colonie continue to work during the government shutdown.