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1. The hiring of more workers than necessary or the limiting of worker productivity in order to allow employment of more persons, usually as a result of a union contract with an employer.
2. The paying for services that are not actually performed, as in a union-imposed fee upon an employer.
feath′er·bed′ v. & adj.
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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the practice of limiting production, duplicating work, or overmanning, esp in accordance with a union contract, in order to prevent redundancies or create jobs
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feath•er•bed•ding(ˈfɛð ərˌbɛd ɪŋ)
the practice by some unions of requiring an employer to hire more employees than are necessary or to limit production according to a union rule or a safety statute.
feath′er•bed`, v.i., v.t. -bed•ded, -bed•ding.
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|Noun||1.||featherbedding - the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required|
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