The arbitrator also found travel overtime-due to "Cats" touring cast members who experienced travel delays (other than bus)-beyond the producer's control and exceeding the hours allowed by contract rules. The tour experienced such delays by bus and plane.
The arbitrator ruled that-except for specific contract exclusions relating to bus travel-if the travel exceeds the allowed hours, the producer must pay at the appropriate travel overtime rate.
The arbitrator agreed that cast members' travel time began when the bus left the hotel and continued until they reached their destination. The time, in this case, included the weather-related plane delay.
The production contract covers Broadway shows, national and international tours, bus-and-truck tours and bus-and-truck split-week tours. It is also used for touring productions at large performing arts centers such as the Kennedy Center.