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Meaning of "featherbedding" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FEATHERBEDDING

featherbedding  [ˈfɛðəˌbɛdɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FEATHERBEDDING

noun
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Featherbedding is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FEATHERBEDDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Featherbedding

Featherbedding is the practice of hiring more workers than are needed to perform a given job, or to adopt work procedures which appear pointless, complex and time-consuming merely to employ additional workers. The term "make-work" is sometimes used as a synonym for featherbedding. The term "featherbedding" is usually used by management to describe behaviors and rules sought by workers. The term may equally apply to mid- and upper-level management, particularly in regard to top-heavy and "bloated" levels of middle- and upper-level management. Featherbedding has also been occasionally used to describe rent-seeking behavior by corporations in response to economic regulation.

Definition of featherbedding in the English dictionary

The definition of featherbedding in the dictionary is the practice of limiting production, duplicating work, or overmanning, esp in accordance with a union contract, in order to prevent redundancies or create jobs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FEATHERBEDDING


bandspreading
ˈbændˌsprɛdɪŋ
bedding
ˈbɛdɪŋ
embedding
ɪmˈbɛdɪŋ
heading
ˈhɛdɪŋ
homesteading
ˈhəʊmˌstɛdɪŋ
interbedding
ˌɪntəˈbɛdɪŋ
mistreading
ˌmɪsˈtrɛdɪŋ
outredding
ˈaʊtˌrɛdɪŋ
Redding
ˈrɛdɪŋ
shedding
ˈʃɛdɪŋ
sledding
ˈslɛdɪŋ
steading
ˈstɛdɪŋ
subheading
ˈsʌbˌhɛdɪŋ
wedding
ˈwɛdɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FEATHERBEDDING

feather grass
feather in one´s cap
feather one´s nest
feather palm
feather star
feather-bed
feather-brained
feather-edged
feather-like
feather-veined
featherbrain
feathered
featheredge
featherhead
featherheaded
featheriness
feathering
featherless
featherlight
feathers

WORDS THAT END LIKE FEATHERBEDDING

adding
bidding
bread pudding
budding
building
cladding
competitive bidding
diamond wedding
double wedding
forbidding
gladding
kidding
modding
nodding
padding
pudding
shotgun wedding
shredding
sodding
white wedding
Yorkshire pudding

Synonyms and antonyms of featherbedding in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «featherbedding» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FEATHERBEDDING

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The translations of featherbedding from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «featherbedding» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

featherbedding
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

featherbedding
570 millions of speakers

English

featherbedding
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

featherbedding
380 millions of speakers
ar

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featherbedding
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

featherbedding
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sinecura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

featherbedding
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

protéger la main-
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bulu kelambu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

featherbedding
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

featherbedding
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

featherbedding
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggoleki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

featherbedding
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

featherbedding
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फेदरबॅंडिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sendikalarca çalışanların korunması
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Featherbedding
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

featherbedding
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

featherbedding
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

featherbedding
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

featherbedding
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

featherbedding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

featherbedding
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

featherbedding
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of featherbedding

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FEATHERBEDDING»

The term «featherbedding» is normally little used and occupies the 145.407 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FEATHERBEDDING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about featherbedding

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FEATHERBEDDING»

Discover the use of featherbedding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to featherbedding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Economics: A Contemporary Introduction
Featherbedding Yet another way unions try to increase jobs for union members is by featherbed— ding, which makes employers hire more labor than they demand . For example, Ieuiherbedding union rules require that each Broadway theater ...
William A. McEachern, 2012
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Employment and Labor Law
The practice of getting paid for services not performed or not to be performed is known as Featherbedding featherbedding. The Pmdlce Oi gelling Although this statutory prohibition may seem straightforward, it may not be easy to paid for ...
Patrick Cihon, James Castagnera, 2013
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Microeconomic Policy: A New Perspective
Well-known examples are lengthy apprenticeships, certification requirements, closed shops, demarcation, featherbedding or make-work, together with seniority and redundancy rules. Explanations for the existence of unions and professional  ...
Clement Allan Tisdell, Keith Hartley, 2008
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Featherbedding
'Featherbedding. ' Steam-era. work. rules. are. a. menace. to. U.S.. railroads. IVIaNAGEMENT'S reasons for revising present railroad work practices can be summed up in these indisputable facts: — Changes in work rules ...
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Basic Labor and Employment Law for Paralegals
FEATHERBEDDING. Featherbedding is the conduct of a union requiring an employer to pay for services that are not to be performed. It is an unfair labor practice for a union to cause or attempt to cause an employer to pay for services that are ...
Clyde E. Craig, 2008
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Microeconomics: A Contemporary Introduction
If unions increase the productivity of workers, the demand for union labor increases. Featherbedding Yet another way unions try to increase jobs for union members is by featherbed— ding, which makes employers hire more labor than they ...
William A. McEachern, 2013
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Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy
154 featherbedding financed the development of cooperatives. Four years later, Franklin Roosevelt issued an executive order that unified all existing federal agricultural-credit organizations into the Farm Credit Administration (FCA). Congress ...
David A. Schultz, 2009
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Labor Economics 6th edition:
The firm and the union will then have to negotiate “make-work” or featherbedding practices to share the available tasks among the many workers.24 An extreme example of featherbedding is a worker who is added to the payroll but never even ...
George Borjas, 2012
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Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market
satisfies \E,g'/g = 1, whereas recall that in the union sector effort satisfies | Eg'/g | < 1 with effort-bargaining (featherbedding) and Eg'/g \ > 1 with the firm setting effort (no featherbedding). So the effort ranking is: effort (no featherbedding) > effort ...
Richard Layard, P. Richard G. Layard, S. J. Nickell, 2005
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Stuck with obsolete bedding
But the supposedly anti-featherbedding provision of that act was so carelessly written as to give the Court little choice. The law bans payment for "services not performed or not to be performed." In one of the two cases before the Court, the ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FEATHERBEDDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term featherbedding is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece Monkeys
Europe's economists and journalists had a field day exposing Greek cronyism and featherbedding. Experts from the so-called Troika (the ... «The Weekly Standard, Jul 15»
2
Democrats underestimate Scott Walker at their own peril
Like a latter-day Richard Nixon, Walker will also stick it to people he doesn't like: lollygagging schoolteachers; featherbedding union members; ... «Burlington County Times, Jul 15»
3
NJ Supreme Court Says 'No' to Unions; Allows Gov. Christie to …
... performed work; $30 million annually in New Jersey Turnpike Authority costs attributable to mandatory union featherbedding clauses; and, ... «National Legal and Policy Center, Jun 15»
4
OLG bets on horse racing to help Liberals rebrand: Cohn
The rural backlash was ferocious, and the opposition Tories made hay of the featherbedding they had put in place years before. Taking over as ... «OurWindsor.ca, Jun 15»
5
Reno fire plan will benefit only a few: Letter
Reno's plan is a poorly disguised effort to continue the IAFF 731 union featherbedding to address less than 1 percent of calls, inflate its already ... «Reno Gazette Journal, Jun 15»
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Mexican leader halts teacher evaluations; strikers close schools …
It also would have allowed federal authorities to centralize payrolls to avoid widespread featherbedding. The National Statistics Institute last ... «The Seattle Times, Jun 15»
7
A Train Crashes, and Democrats Jump the Tracks
That doesn't sound like much featherbedding. The funding issue that has been front-and-center this week is something called PTC, for “positive ... «RealClearPolitics, May 15»
8
Budget 2015: Shorten shows only one side is capable of tough …
... Centrelink scheme shows the party cares less about spending restraint or equity than it does about featherbedding for public service unions. «The Australian, May 15»
9
Illinois Governor Rauner Has Met the Enemy and It Is Unions
... percent unionized -- the most unionized state government in America.” “Very high cost, very much featherbedding and overstaffing,” he said. «Bloomberg, Apr 15»
10
bike festival, cycling plan open house coming up
... from happening by making it 'too expensive' — unlike the featherbedding and benefits of city employees, which are never 'too expensive.'. «Berkeleyside, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Featherbedding [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/featherbedding>. Sep 2019 ».
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