SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – It has been weeks since federal workers at Salt Lake City International Airport have seen a paycheck, but they did get a special pizza delivery Tuesday.
Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski delivered pizza as a thank you to unpaid workers. To help in the days to come, the Utah Food Bank will set up food donation bins near the entrances to TSA security checkpoints as well the Touch n’ Go Convenience Store for people who want to drop off donations.
During the government shutdown, many federal workers aren’t getting paid, but employees of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are still required to show up to work anyway.
In a statement, Mayor Biskupski said, “shutting down the Federal Government and holding hostage the dedicated civil servants who help keep our country safe is not how we should be debating immigration policy or any policy in America.”
And if you are traveling through Salt Lake International Airport during the shutdown, you’ll hear a new message from the mayor, welcoming you to Salt Lake City and offering a reminder to show kindness to those unpaid civil servants.