postal union

noun

Definition of postal union

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

Examples of postal union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Empty trucks, late mail: Louis DeJoy’s changes at the Postal Service created 'recipe for disaster’," 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, "Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.," 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, "The Psychological Perks of Joining a Revolution," 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, ExpressNews.com, "‘That’s a big issue right there’ — Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to know why postal workers deceived him and a congressman from Fort Worth," 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, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland congressional leaders, local officials and postal workers to address mail delays," 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, baltimoresun.com, "Protesters gather at central Baltimore post office to support postal service, workers," 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. ExpressNews.com, "Watch Live: Joaquin Castro on USPS issues in San Antonio," 20 Aug. 2020 Ellison and many postal union officials have said that recent postal service changes implemented to cut costs have resulted in a significant slowdown of mail deliveries, potentially threatening the timely arrival of mail-in ballots. Randy Furst, Star Tribune, "Minnesota joins suit to protect election mail," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of postal union

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Postal union.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postal%20union. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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