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HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN TRADE-UNIONS

Local unions: United States — Alabama, 4; Arizona, 3; Arkansas, 4; California, 41; Colorado, 8; Connecticut, 22; Delaware, 1; District of Columbia, 3; Florida, 16; Georgia, 6; Idaho, 4; Illinois, 45; Indiana, 26; Iowa, 20; Kansas, 11; Kentucky, 6; Louisiana, 5; Maine, 7; Maryland, 3; Massachusetts, 45; Michigan, 17; Minnesota, 12; Mississippi, 3; Missouri, 13; Montana, 9; Nebraska, 5; Nevada, 2; New Hampshire, 6; New Jersey, 34; New Mexico, 1; New York, 68; North Carolina, 8; North Dakota, Ohio, 40; Oklahoma, 11; Oregon, 7; Pennsylvania, 39 ; Rhode Island, 6; South Carolina, 4; Tennessee, 8; Texas, 21; Utah, 3; Virginia, 8; Washington, 13; West Virginia, 6; Wisconsin, 22; Wyoming, 4; Hawaii, 1; Canal Zone, 2. Canada — Alberta, 3; British Columbia, 4; Manitoba, 2; New Brunswick, 3; Nova Scotia, 1; Ontario, 13; Quebec, 3; Saskatchewan, 3. Total, 688.

Membership. — 65,000.

Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers* Association, United Slate, Tile, and Composition

Affiliated to the American Federation of Labor.

Organized in Pittsburgh, Pa., on September 8, 1919. It is an amalgamation of two international unions engaged in roofing work, the International Slate and Tile Roofers' Union of America, organized in 1903, and the International Brotherhood of Composition Roofers, Damp and Waterproof Workers, organized in 1907.

Objects. — "To create and maintain a more harmonious and amicable relation one with another for the mutual benefit of all concerned; to increase, nourish, and sustain the prestige and dignity of all affiliated locals, at the same time guaranteeing to and retaining by each its own local and individual autonomy; to broaden the scope of usefulness and extend the field of employment of each and every Individual member; to confederate as far as possible our somewhat spasmodic individual efforts into one continuous collective undertaking for the upbuilding and improvement of this association."

Territorial jurisdiction. — United States and Canada.

Trade jurisdiction. — Slate, tile, and composition roofing; specifically, "all slate where used for roofing of any size, shape, or color, including fiat or promenade slate, with necessary metal flashing to make water-tight. All tile where used for roofing of any size, shape, or color, and in any manner laid, including flat or promenade tile, with necessary metal flashing to make watertight. All cementing in, on, or around the said tile and slate roof. All laying of felt or paper beneath the above-mentioned work. All dressing, punching, cutting of all roof slate or tile. All operation of slate-cutting or punching machinery. All substitute material taking the place of slate or tile, as asbestos slate or tile, cement or composition tile, excepting shingles of wood and metal tile. All removal of slate or tile roofing as defined above where the same is to be relaid. All forms of plastic slate, slag, and gravel roofing. All kinds of asphalt or composition roofing. All rock asphalt mastic when used for damp and water proofing. All prepared paper roofing. All compressed paper, chemically prepared paper, and burlap when used for roofing or damp and water proofing purposes, with or without coating. All damp-resisting preparations when applied with a mop, 3-knot brush, or swab in or outside of buildings. All damp courses, sheeting, or coating on all foundation work. All tarred floors. All laying of tile or brick when laid in pitch tar, asphalt mastic, marmolite, or any form of bitumen."

Government. — General executive board, composed of president and six vice presidents. General secretary-treasurer is an international officer but not a member of the general executive board.

General executive board has general supervision over the association; decisions binding unless reversed by convention.

2. Local unions: Largely self-governing. Autonomy not definitely fixed.

3. Convention: Held every two years, or subject to referendum call. Enacts general legislation, acts on G. E. B. decisions, and elects general officers.

Qualifications for membership. — Any skilled or apprentice roofer la eligible to membership; hut members must be or become American citizens.

Apprentice regulations. — Under control of local unions.

Agreements. — Negotiated by local unions with individual employers.