· Lowellworkers went on a strike to protest a wage cut that took away nearly one-fourthof their pay, by 1830s, working conditions in Lowell mills had declined, hourslengthened, wage decreased
· 1834,first strike, 1836, protested again because of a rent increase
· The strikes and an economic recession in 1837virtually ended the Lowell system, attention began shifting to another workingsource- immigrants
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