Kent Wong

Kent Wong is the Director of the UCLA Labor Center, where he teaches Labor Studies and Asian American Studies. The UCLA Labor Center has been a leading force for immigrant rights, worker rights, and labor and community coalitions in Los Angeles. Prior to the UCLA Labor Center, Kent served as staff attorney for the Service Employees International Union, #660, representing Los Angeles County workers. Kent also worked as the first staff attorney for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, where he developed programs to serve the needs of Asian American workers. Kent served as the Founding President of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, the first national organization of Asian union members and workers. He also has served as the President of the United Association for Labor Education, and the University and College Labor Education Association, national organizations of union and university labor educators. Kent has been actively developing international labor solidarity programs in the Pacific Rim with China, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea.