|Merged||National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades|
|Affiliation||TUC, GFTU, ISLWF|
|Office location||7 Tenterfield Street, Rossendale|
The union was founded in 1895, Initially, it restricted membership to the workers perceived as being the most skilled, the lasters and riveters, but gradually expanded to represent all workers in the trade in the area.
Membership of the union reached a peak of 9,527 in 1945, but declined to only 1,412 in 1995. In 1997, it merged with the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades.
- University of Warwick Modern Records Centre, "Rossendale Union of Boot, Shoe and Slipper Operatives, 1968-1990s"
- John B. Smethurst and Peter Carter, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, vol.6, p.104