from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The practice of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are needed or to limit their production in keeping with a safety regulation or union rule.
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- v. Present participle of featherbed.
- n. The employment of more workers than is necessary because of union rules, especially upon the introduction of new technology
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- n. the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required
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