- nounthe practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
* * *\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun: the requiring of an employer usually under a union rule or by safety statute to pay more employees than are needed for a particular operation or to pay full wages for nonproductive labor or unnecessary or duplicating jobs or made-work or for output artificially restricted below normal working capacity
* * */fedh"euhr bed'ing/, n.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.[1920-25; FEATHER + BEDDING]
* * *featherbedˈding noun• • •Main Entry: ↑feather
Useful english dictionary. 2012.