Back before there was a minimum wage, OHSA, child labor laws, employers would import people as slaves so they wouldn't have to pay a wage. There is no doubt that slavery would come back if enough bad politicians got elected. We already have to many slave wages in our country as it is. As someone who has worked their entire life, I can tell you that some employers act like they own you. Especially when they come up to you five minutes before quitting time and tell you they want you to pull a double shift and if you can't, don't come back tomorrow because you won't have a job.