Slavery is present in one way or another, particularly in the working classes. The operational definition of working classes is anyone who works for another person & does not own a business or enterprise. The majority of people, even middle class people, are latter day slaves. Their livelihoods are dependent upon the company or corporate entity they work for.
The average worker is brought. His/her salary & other benefits are on the behest of the powers that be of the corporation. He/she must be on his/her more positive working behavior if he/she is to be retained by this corporation. He/she must toll the corporate line. In essence, he/she has to watch his/her Ps & Qs if he/she wants to be in the corporate good graces & retain his/her employment. Workers who are more recalcitrant are told to toll the line. If they elect to remain recalcitrant, they are punitively disciplined(like rebellious slaves were but on a more "evolved" order), even terminated.
Even more affluent workers e.g. celebrities, athletes,& movie stars have to toll the line & present a positive image. They have to do what the powers that be want or they will lose their livelihood. How many celebrities lost their status/fell out of favor because they acted in ways that the powers that be deemed to be incorrect. If one does not own a business, conglomerate, or enterprise, he/she is OWNED & a latter day slave.