Union problems are renowned throughout
the State of Tamaulipas, and Reynosa maquilas feel the pinch of union negotiators
particularly around election time. The unions in Reynosa have been effective at
obtaining concessions from a number of smaller shelter operators.
Local government in Reynosa is
controlled by the ruling PRI party and their ties to the unions in the region
are legendary. Most political officials in the State of Tamaulipas rose from
the union ranks after years of faithful service.
The McAllen Enterprise Zone offers
special tax abatements, bond financing and other services to new businesses.