San Francisco International (SFO) is asking terminal restaurants and other concessionaires to offer a 50 percent discount to federal employees at the airport impacted by the government shutdown.
“Our goal is to ease the financial hardship on federal government employees at SFO who are personally affected by this government shutdown,” says airport Director Ivar Satero. “We appreciate the work of our airport concessions, and we will continue to seek out ways to help our affected teammates.”
The airport is providing other help to the affected workers, including providing information on where they can find assistance services and setting up “Shutdown Support” drop-in hours at the SFO Business and Career Center where workers can meet with specialists on managing unexpected financial challenges.
TSA holds a contract with Covenant Aviation Services for security screening services at SFO and these 1,200 workers are non-federal employees who continue to receive pay during the shutdown, now more than a month old. But there are airport workers impacted by the shutdown including air traffic controllers and related staff, Customs & Border Protection workers and TSA administrators who oversee the contracted security employees.