Rose Cohen brought the life of the factory worker into the homes of Americans through her writings. Others also wrote about the plight of working women. The Long Day: the Story of a New York Working Girl as Told by Herself (1905) by Dorothy Richardson explored the long hours and inferior pay that women experienced. Many women lived day-to-day—never knowing if they were going to be hungry or if they would have a safe roof over their head. For an interesting look into the lives of women workers, you can read The Long Day and a government report on the condition of women in the workforce (1910) below.
Also see, "Women Working, 1800-1930" on the Harvard University Library Open Collections Program for further resources