Security checkpoints in Terminal G will be closed after 1.00pm. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, he said. Terminal G is one of the six terminals of the airport.
"Due to an increase in the number of TSA screeners who did not report working, we decided to take this precautionary measure and relocate about 12 flights in adjacent competitions in the afternoon," he said.
Chin told the Miami Herald that the federal screeners are getting sick at twice the normal rate for Miami, and the TSA executives are not sure that they have enough workers to operate all 11 checkpoints throughout the airport at normal hours.
"We felt we had to make a decision before the weekend," Chin told the newspaper. "They are running the side of caution."
In a wave of what a federal official called "blue influence" – a nod to blue T-shirts worn by TSA officers – hundreds of TSA in at least four major airports have called out of their shifts started in December.
Union officials say officers can not afford to work unpaid.
A TSA union official told CNN that some employees found out that they were hurting financially when they came to work, when it came to costs such as childcare and commuting. Some have skipped work to look for temporary work to help make ends meet.
Two federal officials who spoke with CNN on Friday said officers were getting sick to protest the expectation that they would work without wages until the Trump administration and Congress conclude an agreement [19659002About51000TSAofficialsareamongthe800000governmentemployeeswhoworkorareunpaidorlicensedandaredestinedtolosetheirfirstfullpaycheckthisweek