AMO to MEBA


#1

I’ve been with AMO since 2016 as a 2 A/E and I am looking to move on, as the jobs are fairly limited. Is there any issues legally switching unions or can I even be a member of both unions simultaneously until I determine which union suits me best? Also, what would be the best and busiest meba hall in Florida?

Thanks


#2

Tampa hall is open the whole week, I think the Jax hall is open fewer hours during the day. All the Jax jobs open to Tampa and vice-versa. Tampa also gets the Seacor Enterprise ships routinely, you won’t battle any group 1’s for those jobs.


#3

Thank you for the info. Does Tampa have anything else routine other than those OSV’s? I’m looking ideally for tramp/foreign deep sea port calls.


#4

Seacor owned, but not OSV’s. The Texas and Mississippi Enterprise are bulkers, usually running coal into TECO.

Car ships come into Blount Island, Jax if you want foreign/tramp. I saw two Jax car ship jobs go open to Tampa last time I was there.


#5

Awesome. thanks Sherman; you’ve helped me make my decision to join meba. I hope there is no conflict with being associated with both unions though.


#6

I have seen many bail to come over to MMP and engineers who were once AMO. I don’t think they can legally do anything about it, unless you’re double dipping/shipping with both.