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Cutting $19.31 an hour pay makes many TSA workers sick

Cutting $19.31 an hour pay makes many TSA workers sick

The average pay for a TSA officers in the U.S. is $19.31 an hour, the responsibility a TSA officers have for the US airline safety is enormous.

There are roughly 57,600 TSA employee at this time – and they are no longer getting paid due to President Trump’s government shut down.

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Since TSA officers are considered essential such officers are expected to work without pay during the ongoing government shut down.

This is difficult for some living on a week by week paycheck, and today many are calling in sick and walking out sick.
So far this has no major influence. Yesterday alone 2.2 million air passengers in the United States were screened, 99.8% waited less than 30 minutes.

TSA releases a statement saying the organization is grateful to the agents who show up to work, remain focused on the mission and respectful to the traveling public as they continue the important work necessary to keep our skies safe.

Walkouts, however, are increasing, counting to little more than 10% .
TSA officers do have to pay their mortgage, have children to feed and often drive a car to work needing gas.

It this the beginning of a more major issue for US aviation?










Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.