This weekend is the first time that many of them receive paychecks without money.
Take, for example, William Striffler, an air traffic controller at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey.
He has given CNN permission to use this picture of his pay stub. The under "net fee?" $ 0.00.
Air traffic controllers are only a small part of the total federal workers who are affected by the decommissioning.
Earlier on Thursday, a group representing her was in a letter to President Donald Trump, House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who spoke in favor of the reopening of the government, including traffic controllers and technicians. operate and maintain safety-critical navigation aids, monitoring and communications equipment, and provide high-quality, safety-critical, unpaid services, "they write, predicting the impact of downtime. It's harder to recruit aviation professionals in the future.