This is a picture about the working conditions in the 1830's. Work was hard and very unpleasant for the workers. So to combat this, women in Lowell, Massachusetts started a labor union which eventually organized a strike which 1,500 women participated in, so that they could get better working conditions. These women started a reform that help workers all around the country get better rights. This "unionizing" continues even today when workplaces are not up to snuff. This reformation helps 1,000's and 1,00's of workers every year.