Federal Workers Still Waiting For Paychecks After Shutdown Ends
After five weeks of not working, or working without pay, federal workers are going back to their usual Monday morning routine. The government is back open, though it’s unclear when those workers will be paid. The White House has only said it will be “in the coming days.”
The Show spoke with TSA officer Juan Casarez. He works at Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport and is the president of AFGE TSA Local 1250, the union serving Arizona and Nevada officers.
Casarez said that he and his fellow officers are not celebrating right now because the deal to reopen the government is only temporary — lasting until Feb. 15.