Scotty Reid is just a regular guy and a member of the New Abolitionist Movement in the United States.
Tell AT&T CEO to end use of prison slave labor
Last week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in a employee meeting, "Our communities are being destroyed by racial tension and we're too polite to talk about it...being tolerant requires nothing from you but to be quiet and not make waves...do not tolerate each other. Work hard. Move into uncomfortable territory and understand each other." While receiving scant national media coverage, the largest prison strike in US history is currently ongoing and in it's third week. Among the issues raised by prisoners is prison slavery which is evident by the slave wages the men and women receive while doing work for some of the nation's largest and most profitable companies.Several news publications have reported AT&T's use of prison labor for call center work. Sources report that AT&T moved to utilize prison slave labor came in 1993 in order to get rid of organized union labor and increase profits.New abolitionists are asking that AT&T stop paying slave wages to prisoners and to work towards removing the slavery for "crime" exception clause from the 13th Amendment which began the mass re-enslavement of Africans and now enslaves Americans unjustly from all walks of life. We understand that it is possible Mr. Randall Stephenson had nothing to do with his company's decision in 1993 but in 2016, he can reverse the policy and stop contributing to the modern slavery and human trafficking that is causing so much harm to so many.We are happy if Mr. Randall is willing to have this uncomfortable conversation on race and the business practices of his company and how it is contributing to the problems we see in communities across the nation.