Definition of featherbedding
: the requiring of an employer usually under a union rule or safety statute to hire more employees than are needed or to limit production
First Known Use of featherbedding
Origin of featherbedding
from the notion of making oneself comfortable through the receipt of excessive or unjustified compensation for little or no work
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