These companies produce audiobooks and in the case of Academics Audio, LLC, audio recordings of published financial journal articles. SAG-AFTRA negotiators have endeavored to negotiate an agreement with each of these entities. Each of these companies was advised in writing that SAG-AFTRA staff would have no choice but to advise our membership that members may not work for these companies in the absence of a union contract, and each acknowledged receipt of those advisories.
As such, with the unanimous support of the SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the SAG-AFTRA National Board has voted to issue No Contract, No Work orders against Pen & Sword, Ltd, UpFront Books, and Academics Audio, LLC.
Therefore SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work with any of these companies until such time as it becomes signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement and that violation of such order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.
For more information or if you are otherwise contacted by the company, contact Jane Love at (301) 634-4859 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Larkin at (212) 863-4242 or email@example.com.
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