Leaving AMO

Does anyone know if it is possible to join the union, get on a ship for maybe one or two hitches , and then get out of it . Like how much you would pay and things like that. Thanks

What do you mean how much you would pay? You have quarterly dues while you ship, and I think AMO takes a chunk of your ‘vacation’ pay. Other than that, you don’t have to pay to quit I don’t believe. Just stop paying dues.

You don’t have to pay anything until you get off your 1st ship and apply for vacation. I don’t think there is a minimum to pay towards initiation… So $350 for quarterly dues and $100 towards initation.

I was just wondering if you would have to pay the whole initiation fee which is a few thousand dollars if you got on only one ship? Thanks

No you wouldn’t have to pay the entire fee. they’d like to see you do it, but you don’t have to.