Our History

The International Slate and Tile Roofers Union of America was chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1903. The International Brotherhood of Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers received their AFL charter in 1906.

From these beginnings, the two unions merged and grew from 1,600 members to more than 7,000 by World War II. 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.

Our Plan Administrator

The Plans are administered by Joint Board of Trustees of the Bay Area

Roofers Health and Welfare Trust. The Board of Trustees is assisted in the administration of the Plans by United Administrative Services.

The address and other pertinent information are as follows:

Bay Area Roofers
United Administrative Services
6800 Santa Teresa Blvd, Ste 100
San Jose, CA 95119
Phone: (408) 288-4400