County Exec Hughes delivers pizza to airport pay delayed TSA screeners
Trenton, NJ: Mercer County Gov reports 1.9.2019 – Mercer County
Airport security screeners for the federal Transportation Security Administration, who are working without pay during the federal government shutdown, were treated to a surprise visit today by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes. Hughes, who delivered a pizza lunch for the 20-plus TSA agents at Trenton-Mercer Airport, called the lunch a “small gesture” in recognition of the sacrifices being made by TSA screeners. “The TSA screeners work hard day after day at Trenton-Mercer Airport to ensure the safety of our travelers. Today I want to recognize and applaud them for their service.” Because the security officers are considered essential employees, they have to work regardless of whether they get paid. The federal government shutdown began December 22, 2018.