Day 31 of the government shutdown

A record number of TSA workers are calling out due to financial difficulties, with as many as ten percent of workers not present on the job.
2:09 | 01/22/19

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Now, to the government shutdown tonight, day 31 and the impact is growing. 10% of TSA workers now not on the job. They're not getting paid and many say they have little left for gas or other ways to get to work. And workers will soon miss yet another paycheck. President trump offer what he called a com to prize this weekend. He said a temporary reprieve for dreamers brought here at children in exchange for $5.7 billion for his wall. Democrats say open the government now and then they'll talk about border security. ABC's Steve osunsami with the workers who are paying the price. Reporter: With no end in sight to the government shutdown, this is what they fear at the nation's airports. These ridiculously long security lines in New Orleans today. The TSA now says we're entering "Uncharted territory." That the closer we get to rent and mortgage payments due on February 1st, the more workers they expect to call in sick, refusing to work security lines for free. For my position, my wife also is a transportation security officer, so, we have lost both of incomes. Reporter: On Saturday, 8% of TSA's work force called in sick. On Sunday, it was 10%, more than three times what's Normal. I think probably within two to four more weeks, we're going to see not only massive disruptions within the airline system in the United States, but maybe a complete shutdown. Reporter: In Atlanta, a food bank is trying to help keep these workers on the job even though they're not getting paychecks, delivering 50,000 pounds of food to over a thousand family members at the TSA. Help my family by providing us with a meal, allowing us to be able to stretch the food out, make it, you know, so it can last. Steve osunsami has been on this for days now. And the real effects being felt across this country. He's live at Atlanta's Hartsfield international airport tonight. Steve, I know the financial burden will only get worse as the government has missed the payroll deadline for this second round of paychecks since the shutdown? Reporter: That's right, David. For many government workers, this week's paycheck was supposed to come on this Friday. But that's not happening. We talked with one furloughed worker who says that now he and his family are having to reach out to the in-laws. The stories of stretching the dollar are endless. David? Steve, thank you.

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