>> No paycheck, no peace.>> While Friday often means pay day, it means nothing to the hundreds of thousands of federal workers impacted by the partial government shutdown.>> We wanna work for pay.>> It's the first time during the 21-day budget standoff that workers missed the paycheck.
Leaving many wondering how they will make ends meet.>> How do I not spend anything for weeks at a time because everyday I don't know when the shutdown is gonna end?>> Matthew Crichton was one of the hundreds of federal workers who rallied in Washington Thursday, demanding an end to the shutdown.
And turning up the heat on Democrats and President Trump to end their bitter standoff over his $5 billion dollar demand for a border wall. Some 800,000 federal employees, from TSA screeners to FBI agents are either furloughed, or working without pay. A reality that's lead to an increase of TSA screeners at Miami International Airport calling in sick, prompting officials to make the decision to close the terminal early for the next few days.
And while there's still no end in sight, some are striking back. The union representing air traffic controllers sued the Trump administration for forcing them to work without pay. Democrats in control of the House of Representatives have refused to fund the wall calling it a waste of federal money, there instead passing bills to immediately open the government.
Bills that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to consider without Trump's consent.>> It's a fact, physical barriers are effective.