Harris, who is married with three children, said this is already impacting his day-to-day life. While he feels confident that his family will be able to weather the storm — his wife is a registered nurse — he worries about his coworkers who have just bought homes or struggle on lower wages.
“You tone down what you do with your family,” he said. “There might be a lot more stay-at-home nights watching Netflix, rather than going out to a movie. You have to pay attention.”
“I really thought they’d resolve it sooner,” he said.
While larger airports are having to scramble over unpaid workers calling out sick, the Dayton International Airport is not seeing any delays, said Dayton airport director Terry Slaybaugh. He said there have been no issues with air traffic control or TSA employees not showing up.
“I don’t think were in an area where people won’t show up to work,” he said.
The shutdown comes over the failure of Congress to pass spending bills to fund the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.
There are approximately 400 civilian employees in the region who work for those unfunded agencies, according to the June 2018 data from the Office of Personnel Management.
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