Art Shields (October 1888-1988) was the Daily Worker’s greatest labor reporter. Involved in his first strike at age 12, as a newspaper delivery boy, Shields grew up to become one of the chief chroniclers of working class struggles in the 20th century. He wrote for numerous publications, including Solidarity, the newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World. But his greatest fame came after joining the Communist Party, USA. He covered strikes and international events for the Daily Worker and its successors. In 1923, Art married Esther Julia Lowell. Shields died in 1988 in the Soviet Union, while working on the third volume of his autobiography, My Shaping Up Years.