Save the Date: March 15-24, 2019
20th Anniversary Cuba Research Delegation and 12th International Conference on Labor Rights
(dates are approximate)
More information in our 2019 Brochure.
The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba. The program consists of an international conference and a professional research program. Labor lawyers, trade unionists and neutrals have been a part of these delegations since 2000. In the winter of each year, Marazul and the L&E Committee announce the annual program.
The Conference is endorsed by the NLG L&EC, the Labor Law Society of the National Union of Cuban Jurists (UNJC), the Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), the Brazilian Association of Labor Lawyers (ABAL), and the Association of Labor Lawyers of Argentina (AALA).
The Conference is preceded by a research project where, consistent with the conference themes, delegates visit Cuban workplaces and interview workers, union leaders and labor lawyers. Upon return to the United States, the delegation publishes a report of the results of their research and conference participation.
Check out photos from our 2018 trip here.
Travel Restrictions to Cuba – click here for a handout on Travel Advice
Because the NLG Labor & Employment Committee’s research trip is for and by professionals engaged in a full schedule of academic and noncommercial research, intended for public dissemination, U.S. labor and employment lawyers and trade union professionals may travel to Cuba under a general license (no advance authorization from the Treasury Dept. required).
- For more information on Professional Research and Meetings, click here to access the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
- Click here for 31 CFR § 515.564 Professional research and professional meetings in Cuba. See sub-section A for the General License which is used for this annual meeting.
Past Research Reports of NLG delegations to Cuba