According the USEPA, the Department of Labor's new perspective aims to help those in the lower class and those without employment "find a way into the middle class." Additionally, they'd like to help those in the middle class from facing pay-cuts or lay-offs. All of this keeps in mind the health and safety of workers and the impact that labor has on environmental justice.
The Department of Labor would like to offer a public space for people to submit their ideas regarding this Memorandum.
The Office of Environmental Justice is offering a ListServ in order to notify members about activities in the EPA in the field of Environmental Justice. To join the listserv go to: https://lists.epa.gov/read/
For more information on President Obama's Memorandum, here's a great article explaining the Memorandum, former President Clinton's Executive Order, and the effect it may have on labor and environmental justice.