TSA agent who travels 40 miles every day to work, puts his house on sale because of the closure of the government
- Miguel Pagarigan says he has a sign & # 39; For sale & # 39; put on his house as he struggles to make ends meet without getting paid
- Pagarigan works at Sacramento International Airport, where Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, met his employees on Thursday
- The newly elected governor Newsom urged the employees to receive unemployment benefits, despite the instructions from the Trump government
- The US Department of Labor said that states can not legally offer unemployment benefits to federal workers who are required to report to work without pay
Chantalle Edmunds for Dailymail.com
An employee of the TSA, Miguel Pagarigan, who commutes about 40 miles a day to work, says he has put a & # 39; for sale & # 39; board on his house while the financial effort of the government stops.
Pagarigan, was comforted Thursday by the newly elected governor of California, Gavin Newsom at Sacramento International Airport.
Due to the closure and … not being paid, I had to put a sign on & # 39; On sale & # 39; put on my house, & # 39; Pagarigan said crying, as reported by NPR.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom (pictured right) cuddles TSA employee Miguel Pagarigan at Sacramento International Airport, Thursday
Pagarigan, who travels from Vacaville in California every day, added that he does not know how long he can continue without paying.
Newsom announced that he met with TSA workers at the airport Thursday that California will offer unemployment coverage, despite the federal government saying it is not possible for employees who are still working.
President Trump's labor department sent instructions stating that states are not legally allowed to offer legal unemployment benefits to federal workers who have to report during the shutdown that they are working without paying.
Newsom (photo above) announced during its meeting with TSA employees at Sacramento airport that California will offer workers unemployment coverage
The Trump administration does not appear to be opposing unemployment benefits for federal employees who remain at home during the shutdown.
Federal employees who are considered essential and who are forced to work without payment are not eligible for unemployment benefits because states can determine that they are still fully employed. & # 39;
Newsom & # 39; s action at the airport followed a protest by a dozen federal workers a day earlier.
On Wednesday, Trump signed a bill that provides for dated payments after the closure of all federal employees.
In Connecticut, three Democrats, Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and Rep. Rosa DeLauro have written a letter to Labor secretary Alex Acosta calls on him to quickly allow states to offer benefits.
Federal employees who are considered essential and who are forced to work without pay are not eligible for unemployment benefits. Workers protested Wednesday at Sacramento airport