Andy Stern is a senior fellow at the Columbia University Richman Center and the former president of the 2.2-million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest and fastest growing union of health care, hospital, nursing home, home care, child care, food service, janitorial, security, and state workers in North America. Previously as a labor leader, and today in new roles, Stern is a leading voice on major issues confronting American workers, and the American economy as the United States confronts the challenges posed by the "global revolution.” His 21st century ideas and practical solutions about restoring the American Dream are featured in his book, A Country That Works. Stern was a presidential appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Task Force. An influential leader on health care as well as labor issues, he has been featured in Business Week and the New York Times Magazine and appears frequently on CNN and Fox, and on shows such as The Colbert Report, Bill Moyers, and Charlie Rose. Stern is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.