Do Not Work Order Cancelled for eAudio
May 17, 2018 - We are happy to report that SAG-AFTRA has reached a three-year audiobook contract with eAudio in Astoria, New York. As such, eAudio is no longer on the “No Contract, No Work” list and members are free to work for the company effective immediately. Thank you for your support through this entire process. For more information, contact SAG-AFTRA Associate Executive Director/Labor Counsel News and Broadcast Richard Larkin (212) 863-4242 or email@example.com.
Attention All Members Who Do Audiobook Narration Work
Important Notice Regarding eAudio in Astoria, New York
April 23, 2017 - SAG-AFTRA has been successfully organizing in the area of audiobooks for the last decade and has contracts with publishers and producers both large and small across the country.
eAudio is a company based in Astoria, New York that produces children’s audiobooks. eAudio was signed to a two (2) year agreement that expired on October 31, 2017. The company was formerly known as Robert Agis Productions and was signed to a SAG-AFTRA audiobook agreement effective October 31, 2015.
SAG-AFTRA attempted to negotiate a successor agreement with eAudio but the company refused stating that it was not going to work with SAG-AFTRA members. The company was advised in writing and by phone that SAG-AFTRA staff would have no choice but to seek a “No Contract, No Work” order if an agreement was not reached.
As such, with the unanimous support of the SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the National Board has voted unanimously to issue a “No Contract, No Work” order against eAudio. Members are further advised that SAG-AFTRA has reason to believe Robert Agis may create new entities to engage in non-union production and therefore members are urged to contact the union if offered work by any Robert Agis affiliated entity.
Therefore SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work with eAudio 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 SAG-AFTRA Associate Executive Director/Labor Counsel News and Broadcast Richard Larkin (212) 863-4242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.