FAA, TSA unions protest government shutdown at Cleveland airport

CLEVELAND-- Two unions picketed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Friday morning.

The unions representing inspectors and technicians with the Federal Aviation Administration, and agents with the Transportation Security Administration called for an end to the government shutdown.

Representatives said employees are not able to perform critical tasks, while others are working without paychecks.

With the government shutdown lasting longer than a month, TSA workers have now missed two paychecks.

Some airports in the country have reported around 10 percent absenteeism, which forced cutbacks at security checkpoints.

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