As a member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, you gain the strength and the voice of many—your brothers and sisters in the union. You have the protection of a contract and dignity on the job.

Through collective action as a union member, you receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work, safety and health protection on the job, education and training opportunities, health and welfare coverage for you and your family, a pension plan and burial benefits.
Find out more about the following benefits, which are available to our members.

Burial Benefit

The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers has established a burial benefit plan to assist members of the Union. A burial benefit will be paid on behalf of an eligible active member as provided for in the International Constitution and By-Laws upon completed application.

Contact your local business manager to learn more.

Pension Funds

If your employer has agreed to participate in the National Roofing Industry Pension Plan (NRIPP) and makes contributions on your behalf, and you satisfy the NRIPP’s eligibility requirements, you may be eligible for a monthly retirement check when you retire from the roofing industry. You may also be eligible for other benefits such as disability and, for your spouse or beneficiary, death benefits.

In order for you to be a part of the National Roofing Industry Supplemental Pension Plan (NRISPP)–a defined contribution plan–your local union must negotiate for contributions to be made by your employer to the NRISPP for you. If you are a participant in the NRISPP, employer contributions go into your NRISPP account and are invested over your working years.

To learn more about the NRIPP or NRISPP, contact the Fund office or visit its website.

Emergency Response Team

The Roofers and Waterproofers Emergency Response Team (ERT) is available to assist members, their families and their co-workers in the event of a catastrophic accident on the jobsite. If there is a serious jobsite accident, any member, local union office, family member or contractor can call (833) 499-0153 to be matched with an ERT responder for assistance.

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) is raising awareness about the risk of suicide within the construction industry and providing suicide prevention resources and tools to create a zero-suicide industry. Visit to learn more and take steps to StandUp for suicide prevention.

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance

The USA works to unite union sportsmen and sportswomen to educate future generations of sportsmen, conserve healthy wildlife habitat and volunteer their time and skills for projects that improve access to quality outdoor recreation.

If you hunt, fish, shoot or simply enjoy spending time outdoors, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is where you belong. And thanks to the support USA receives from the Roofers Union, you can join for free!

USA members enjoy the latest hunting and fishing news and tips, exclusive discounts on outdoor gear, chances to win fantastic prizes all year, a subscription to the Union Sportsmen’s Journal and more. The USA also has an exciting TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, featuring hardworking and hard-playing Union members like you. 

As a member of the Roofers Union, you are eligible for a no-cost membership. You can join online at or call toll-free at 877-872-2211.

Union Care

Union Labor Life Insurance Company:
Supplemental Life, Accident and Hospital Insurance

As a member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers, you work hard to provide for yourself, your family and to create a future of opportunity. Shouldn’t your insurance help you minimize the uncertainties of your future? With The Union Labor Life Insurance Company, Roofers and Waterproofers members, retirees and their families can receive added financial security and valuable benefits with flexible supplemental insurance.

Member Benefits Include:

  • Term Life
    Coverage for a specific period of time with the option to renew or convert to longer-term or whole life insurance.
  • Whole Life
    Coverage to age 100 without the need to convert of renew. Policy may build cash value over time.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
    Provides coverage in the event of an accident, with additional benefits for Common Carrier, At-Work and Motor Vehicle Fatalities.
  • Hospital Expense Protection
    Provides coverage in the event of an accident, with additional benefits for Common Carrier, At-Work and Motor Vehicle Fatalities.

How Members Can Benefit:

  • Cover short-term debts and needs
  • Help provide for a family’s loss of income
  • Provide additional insurance protection during the child-raising years and help pay for a college education
  • Provide longer term protection to help your family pay off a mortgage

Click here to learn more, or call (888) 292-7749, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Union Plus

Union Plus

Off the job, your Roofers membership also gives you the opportunity for Union Plus benefits that offer you and your family more buying power in the marketplace through a low-interest MasterCard, free and discounted legal services, competitive loan program and mail-order prescription drugs, along with many discounts on such consumer services as rental cars, flowers and theme park admissions.

Union Plus Scholarship

The Union Plus Scholarship Program is an example of the U.S. labor movement’s commitment to higher education. Since 1992, Union Plus has distributed over 3.7 million scholarship dollars to working families.
The Union Plus Scholarship awards are presented annually to union members or members of their families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. The scholarship application is available June to January each year. For more information, visit the Union Plus Scholarship Program webpage.

American Income Life

American Income Life is a 100% wall-to-wall union insurance company and, since, 1951, has been dedicated to working families. To learn more about no-cost programs available to members—including AIL’s Group AD&D benefit and health services discount program—call (828) 773-3587.