THE ROOFERS AND WATERPROOFERS UNION:
A CHANCE TO MAKE GOOD MONEY AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
There is definitely plenty of work to be done and money to be made in the roofing industry. If you are good with your hands, enjoy working outdoors and the challenges of our trade, then the roofing industry just might be what you're looking for!
The wages and fringe benefits that union contractors provide to journeymen Roofers and Waterproofers can vary from area to area but generally average around $30.00 per hour. Apprentices earn a percentage of the journeyman rate over the three-year training period and usually start at 50-60% and progress to 100%. So you can earn while you learn!
Your benefits as a union member can include health and welfare to protect you and your loved ones when you're sick or injured, a pension to provide for you when your roofing career is over, dental benefits, vision programs, vacation funds and annuities. Benefit plans vary from area to area, but are more generous and comprehensive than those found in the nonunion sector.
The the next few years will be crucial to the roofing industry. Work opportunities abound and the current shortage of skilled workers means that workers' wages will more than likely increase at a faster rate than usual. That's good news for you because it means you can earn even more money by becoming a member of The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers.
Browse through this website and discover just what the Roofers Union is all about. Check out our Career Opportunities page for more detailed information about roofing careers and apprenticeship programs. There is also an official directory of all the local unions in the United States, Hawaii and Alaska where you can contact the local union of your choice to give you more information regarding wages, fringe benefits and apprenticeship availability. Pick up the phone or write to the local union in the area you're interested in. They'll be happy to hear from you!
Do something for yourself, your future and your pocketbook...consider a career in roofing as a member of The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers.