The following resolution has been edited in this instance to conform with the 'no publicity for candidates' policy in place during an American Maritime Officers election cycle.
It has come to the attention of the National Executive Board and [the AMO National President] that multiple credible allegations have been made against John Merrone ashore and while he was aboard vessels under AMO contract.
Permitting John Merrone to sail and benefit from Union membership poses an immediate threat to the safety of our members and that of their crew and also threatens the interests of the Union.
The National Executive Board has already taken action to ensure that John Merrone is not referred out for employment.
The Union is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, including by Article I, section 5 of the AMO National Constitution.
The National Executive Board has the authority and duty to protect the interests and further the welfare of this Union and its members, including under Article VI, section 4(g).
The National President has the authority and duty to advance and protect the interests and welfare of this Union and its members, including under Art. VIII, sec. 1(j).
On October 11, 2022, the National Executive Board, including [the AMO National President], met and, after considering grounds for the same, voted unanimously in favor of dropping John Merrone from the roll of membership.
In keeping with due process, John Merrone may appeal this action at a membership meeting in the manner and within the time allowed under Art. XXVI, sec. 3(b).
THEREFORE, the National President and the National Executive Board jointly and concurrently immediately drop John Merrone from the roll of AMO membership.
THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BOARD AND
THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT
October 12, 2022