Stern, who resigned from SEIU last April, plans to focus on social policy issues in his new position at GPPI, specifically in the fields of wage reform, labor policy, and retirement security.
“As head of the SEIU, Andy Stern has fought hard for comprehensive health reform and comprehensive immigration reform. His efforts to achieve economic opportunity and justice for all workers have had a profound effect on America’s workforce and the labor movement,” GPPI Interim Dean William Gormley said in a press release. “His intellectual energy and reformist spirit will enrich and inform ongoing public policy debates, at Georgetown and beyond.”
During his tenure as SEIU President, Stern oversaw the union grow into one of the largest in the country; since 1996, SEIU has grown by 1.2 million members.