Co-founder, Workers Benefit Fund; President Emeritus, SEIU
Andy Stern is President Emeritus of the 2.2-million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU’s members — employees in the maintenance, food service, home care, health care and public sectors — built America’s largest political action fund, led the fight for universal health care and the Fight for $15.00. Stern has been featured on The Colbert Show, 60 Minutes, and CNN, and on the covers of New York Times Magazine, Fortune, and Business Week.
A leading proponent of universal healthcare, Stern was an Obama Presidential Appointee on the Simpson-Bowles Commission and is now a Senior Fellow at The Economic Security Project. Stern is the author of A Country That Works, published in 2005. His new book, Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Restore the American Dream, confronts America’s biggest economic challenge: the ongoing, fundamental restructuring of the economy and the emerging disruptive technology that pose a comprehensive threat to Americans’ secure jobs and incomes.