Friday, 07 January 2022 10:47

ABAT’s Consumer Complaint Form Drive is Making a Difference

Written by Autobody News Staff


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“It’s taking a few moments to fill out a document and start building a foundation case for discussion in the future,” he said. “Something has to change!”


Anderson shared an example of his nephew, who went to work at Amazon straight out of high school and now, at 22 years old, is making more than $100,000 and has stock options, fully-paid health insurance and tuition reimbursement.


“This is what we are competing with,” he said.


Another example Anderson shared was a burger franchise in his local area giving people a starting pay of $20 per hour, 100% paid health insurance, three weeks of vacation and up to $10,000 per year in tuition or childcare reimbursement.


“How do we compete with that unless we can offer a more competitive wage just for entry-level staffing?” he said.


Tuggle said the efforts by Texas body shops having customers fill out the forms are making a difference.


“It’s creating a movement across the nation with auto body associations,” said Tuggle “We’re going to eat this elephant, but we need everyone to take a bite.”


Tuggle challenged shops to commit to...