Areas of Expertise:
workers rights | racial profiling | immigrant workers | education equity
Betty Hung, staff director at the UCLA Labor Center and a lecturer in UCLA's labor studies program, is a longtime social justice advocate whose activities focus on law and organizing. A graduate of Harvard and Yale Law School, she has worked for more than 20 years on campaigns and initiatives in the areas of workers' rights, racial justice, immigrants' rights, education equity and gender justice.
Hung has played an integral role in campaigns that have achieved victories for Los Angeles taxi workers and undocumented immigrant students and has been pivotal in successfully challenging English-only legislation and racial profiling by law enforcement. She was a member of the legal team that litigated the El Monte Thai and Latino garment worker case in 1996 and the legal team theat supported the leadership of the Dream Team LA in the successful campaign to win Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Hung serves on the boards of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), the CLEAN Car Wash Worker Center, the Economic Roundtable, and the National Lawyers Guild–Los Angeles.