The TSA is giving unpaid security screeners a $500 bonus during the government shutdown

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will give its screening officers a $500 bonus. TSA administrator David Pekoske made the announcement Friday evening on Twitter. The money is set to arrive in a matter of days.

TSA staff have been working unpaid since the government shutdown commenced on December 22. Even though the workers are eligible to receive back pay once the shutdown is over, many live paycheck to paycheck and have reported experiencing

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