I have been dealing with a work related injury for several months now. To try to make a long story short, the doctor finally cleared me for work with no more weight restrictions. However, I can only work for up to 4 hours a day. While recovering, I used up all of my TAW days. And, (upper) management states the 4 hours is still a restriction. So, even though my manager and I had things worked out, they don't want me back until the doctor releases me without any restrictions. Naturally, management and the insurance company want me to ask the doctor for a full release. My reply to them was the doctor would not have limited my hours if he felt I could handle it. Needless to say, that did not go over well. I've heard rumors of and read stories, here, about getting a union approved extension to TAW. So, is there a special procedure in order to make a request and get such a request approved? Thanks in advance for any input.