Making Workers' Compensation Work Right for Minnesota's Union Construction Industry


In 1996, the Board of Trustees of the Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program selected Wilson-McShane Corporation to develop and administer this negotiated workers' compensation program, the only one of its kind in Minnesota.


Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program
Administered by Wilson-McShane Corporation
3001 Metro Drive, Suite 500
Bloomington, MN 55425
UCWCP Member Services: (952) 851-5943

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE coverage for workers’ compensation is required to be provided to the program annually upon renewal. Please send certificates to:
[email protected]

The program's UNION EMPLOYEE’S GUIDE is required to be provided to all union employees annually. You may download a PDF of the brochure available in English and Spanish:
English Union Employee's Guide
Spanish Union Employee's Guide

Or for FREE glossy printed brochures, please send a request with the number needed and the name and address to whom the brochures should be sent to:
[email protected]


Sandy Stoddard: Program Administrator

Sandy Stoddard is the Program Administrator for the UCWCP with a focus on promoting the Program’s unique services and benefits to both contractors and union members. She combines her passion for creating a better workers’ compensation experience with education and customer-centricity to obtain the best possible outcome; helping injured construction trade union members obtain quality work, injury care and return to their pre-injury job as soon as safely possible.

Sandy’s prior experience includes almost two decades in the insurance industry in both workers’ compensation claims and construction risk management. She believes development of resources and outreach to construction trade unions and their members, employers, sponsoring insurance providers and health care providers is the foundation for understanding how to utilize Program services, resolve disputes quickly, and obtain productive outcomes for employers and injured union members.

Ames Gascoigne: Dispute Resolution Coordinator

Ames Gascoigne is the Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the UCWCP and coordinates all matters associated with the Program’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services: Facilitation, Mediation and Arbitration. His prompt response to inquiries and authority to intervene in disputes assists the parties in resolution while ensuring the confidentiality of information. Ames has demonstrated influence and ability gathering relevant information to assist individuals in reaching satisfactory agreements and solutions.

Ames has been with Wilson-McShane Corporation since 2015 and has over 10 years of experience with client service and dispute resolution. He believes the cooperative structure of the Program and it’s Rules and Regulations combine to ensure claim disputes proceed smoothly and efficiently toward an ideal resolution.

Maryza Merino: Business Operations

Maryza Merino is the Director of Business Operations for Wilson-McShane Corporation managing all UCWCP support functions that serve the needs of participating union members, employers, and sponsors. She and her team are vital to the daily operation of the Program.

Maryza has a wide-range of expertise including management of the Program’s database, preparing reports for Trustees, union trades, contractors, insurance companies and insurance brokers, Program marketing design, website updates, audit and payroll verification and other items as needed.