Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers

Representing New York Roofers

This union, founded in 1903, was known first as the International Slate and Tile Roofers Union of America. It joined forces with the International Brotherhood of Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Worker, but remained independent. In 1919 the two unions merged to form the United Slate, Tile and Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers Association. In 1978 it adopted its current name.

Today, the union represents around 22,000 workers who install all types of roofing and waterproofing systems, including low-sloped roofing systems (vegetative and solar photovoltaic roofs), structural waterproofing, steep-sloped roofing systems and air barrier applications.

The union began a safety and health program in 1978 after receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. It also began providing training to apprentices and pre-apprentices and started investigating the consequences of exposure to toxic materials used on the job. Issues related to the use of asbestos are of particular importance to members, and the union has been instrumental in studying the levels of asbestos exposure among its members as well as the health consequences of that exposure.

For local union contact information, visit our Roofers Union Locals page

Our New York law firm is pleased to be able to represent members of roofers' locals in New York, including:

  • United Union of Roofers , Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 8
  • United Union of Roofers , Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 154
  • United Union of Roofers , Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 195
  • United Union of Roofers , Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 203
  • United Union of Roofers , Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 22
  • United Union of Roofers , Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 241
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local Union 74

Contact Our New York Law Firm

At the New York City law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, we are proud to represent members of this union, advocating for their rights after an on-the-job injury. To learn whether you might be eligible for compensation after being injured because of another party's negligence, call our Manhattan office at 212-736-5300 to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation.