postal union


: an association of governments that sets up uniform regulations and practices for international mail

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Glover, 75, inherited his heart from his parents, who were postal workers in San Francisco and members of the postal union. Tim Greiving, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2022 At a massive mail facility in Santa Ana, tractor-trailers began pulling away from the docks even if workers were in the middle of loading them, said Will Khong, president of the postal union’s Orange County-area chapter. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 21 Sep. 2020 Roscoe Woods, a Detroit-area postal union president, said that USPS sometimes lacks up-to-date contact information, complicating the task of contact tracers. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, 18 Sep. 2020 Ellinor, Hjorth’s narrator, is a publicist tasked with handling the Norwegian postal union’s fight against the Third Postal Services Directive in 2011. Megan Evershed, The New Republic, 18 Sep. 2020 According to postal union leader Carlos Barrios, the workers were instructed to send the mail to a processing plant in Austin in an effort to fool Castro about the extent of problems at the U.S. Postal Service. Brian Chasnoff,, 21 Aug. 2020 On Friday, a representative from the local postal union said that six mail processing machines — four in Baltimore and two in Linthicum — were taken out of use in early August and being dismantled. Mckenna Oxenden,, 17 Aug. 2020 In the Baltimore area, four delivery bar code sorters in Baltimore and two more in Linthicum were removed, according to local postal union officials. Sameer Rao,, 26 Aug. 2020 The postmaster general ordered the removal of six mail sorting machines in San Antonio, two more than previously known to postal union leaders, who say cuts to the U.S. Postal Service are causing long delays in mail delivery., 20 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postal union was in 1853

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“Postal union.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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