This No Contract, No Work order pertains to Pen & Sword Books, Ltd. (UK), Upfront Books (NY) and Academics Audio, LLC.

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 or Richard Larkin at (212) 863-4242 or


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