Excellent non-union labor is available from Kaufman County and the six surrounding counties. A population in excess of 1.5 million is located within a 45 minute driving time. A large percentage (38%) of the area work force commutes to the DFW area. When other new industry has located here they have found a qualified work force willing to work for less wages and benefits in order to stay local. This offers a new company locating in Terrell a tremendous pool of both skilled and unskilled workers from which to choose.
No domination of wage structure by a single company or industry
Terrell is fortunate to have a wide base of employment ranging from health care to all types of manufacturing.
Usual benefits in area (holidays, insurance, vacations, breaks)
No unusual benefit packages are present in any employer located in the county.
Turnover in various industries
History of unions in area
History of organization attempts and success rate
Time lost due to strikes in last 5 years
Degree of white collar unionism in area
Texas is a right-to-work state and has a very small percentage of union plants.