Silent march planned at HNL airport to protest government shutdown

The silent march will take place Thursday at 10 a.m.
The silent march will take place Thursday at 10 a.m.
Updated: Jan. 16, 2019 at 8:41 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With the partial government shutdown stretching on, a local union is expressing their support for impacted workers.

On Thursday, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is organizing a silent march at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

AFGE is largest federal employees union.

“The purpose of the march is to show solidarity and support for the federal workers and the important work that they do. Also to call for an end to the government shutdown,” organizers said in a news release.

The rally begins at 10 a.m. at the Hawaiian Airlines departure level. The march will proceed to the United Group Terminal.

TSA workers have been among the hardest hit during the shutdown. Many workers across the nation have called in sick instead of working without pay, slowing down TSA checkpoints.

Although a travel inconvenience to some, many travelers understand the struggle the workers are going through.

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