United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and
Allied WorkersRoofers Union,Wisconsin,Northeastern WI


Work Description

Roofers apply shingles, slate, tile, tar and gravel to roofs on residential and commercial buildings. They apply water proofing to indoor planters and floors.

Working Conditions

A roofer works with chemical mixes and glues. The work is rigorous and requires good physical conditioning.


  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Most employers require a certified driver’ license (CDL)
  • Recommended high school courses are shop and print reading

For More Information:

Roofers & Waterproofers Local 96
9174 Isanti St. NE, Blaine, MN  55449
  763-230-7663    Fax:  763-230-7670

Mark Conroy, Business Manager

Nick Brenner, Business Representative

 The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers

The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, based in Washington, D.C., has 22,000 members participating in nine regional district councils across the country. The union represents members who apply all types of roofing and waterproofing systems, including but not limited to: all low-sloped roofing systems (vegetative and solar photovoltaic roofs), structural waterproofing, steep-sloped roofing systems and air barrier applications.

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-5646
Phone: (202) 463-7663
Fax: (202) 463-6906

Our History

Roofs have been necessary since our ancestors first stepped out of their caves and began building shelters using indigenous materials. While our modern-day coverings have come a long way from thatched roofs of grass and twigs, the principle remains the same—skilled craftsmen use their talents to provide lasting shelter and protection.

The International Slate and Tile Roofers Union of America was chartered by the American Federation of Labor on June 5, 1903. The International Brotherhood of Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers received their AFL charter on Nov. 6, 1906.
From these beginnings, the two unions functioned independently but cooperatively for 13 years. In 1919, the organizations met in Pittsburgh and merged to form the United Slate, Tile and Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers Association. The merged union grew from 1,600 members to more than 7,000 by World War II.

Construction blossomed after the war, with membership doubling by 1950. Steady growth marked the 1950s. By 1978, the union had 28,000 members. It was during that year the union adopted its new name, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, approved extensive revisions to the constitution and began a much-praised health and safety program.
Our work continues today with an emphasis on training, safety and cooperation.

Our goal is to provide the safest and best-trained roofers in the industry for our signatory contractors.