Two job sectors, domestic workers and farm workers, were explicitly excluded as a result of "Southern lawmakers needing to be placated to be able to provide federal labor protections," NDWA’s political director Jess Morales Rocketto
said in an interview with Refinery29. "That has meant that domestic workers are prohibited from organizing and from exercising their rights. One of the reasons that was even possible is because of who does this work — our workforce is women of color, immigrant women, it’s women
." According to a report from DataCenter and Domestic Workers United
, 93% of domestic workers in New York are women, while 99% are immigrants, 95% are people of color, and 76% are not U.S. citizens.