CWA's Boarman Retires to Become Nation's Public Printer


Bill Boarman

Newly retired CWA Printing Sector President Bill Boarman signs documents after being sworn in this week as the nation's Public Printer.

Bill Boarman, longtime CWA vice president for the Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Sector, retired this week to head the Government Printing Office. He was sworn in Monday as Public Printer of the United States.

President Obama nominated Boarman for the post last year. After months of inaction by Senate Republicans who opposed Boarman’s union career, Obama gave him the job through a recess appointment in December.

At the GPO, Boarman will oversee an agency that publishes thousands of documents every year for Congress and federal agencies. Boarman worked as a journeyman printer at the GPO early in his career. He served as CWA’s Printing Sector president for 21 years.

"Bill has stood up for printers and their profession during his long union career with CWA and Local 101-12 of the Columbia Typographical Union," CWA President Larry Cohen said. "Now he is returning to the GPO after 35 years. His is an amazing journey."