What is Featherbedding?

Featherbedding definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the practice of requiring an employer to hire unnecessary employees, to assign unnecessary work, or to limit production according to a union rule or safety statute: Featherbedding forced the railroads to employ firemen on diesel locomotives.

RELATED WORDSabate, decrease, diminish, dodge, dwindle, ease, flag, idle, lax, lessen, loose, moderate, neglect, reduce, relax, release, shirk, taper, tire, wane


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