Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

2021 ж. 21 Ақп.
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The pandemic has thrown into high relief some of the longstanding issues surrounding working conditions in meatpacking facilities. John Oliver explains why greater oversight is needed, and how we can go about getting it.
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  • The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...

    Hellion SharkHellion Shark53 минут бұрын
  • Dear Mr.Oliver. I have a favor to ask. I understand that in order to be popular in the "great" Britain and "the colonies" you need to dilute serious conversation by adding unfunny jokes every 30 seconds (yes, go ahead, viewers, CHECK). Unfortunately, I have come to like your videos, but, fortunately, I'm neither a brit nor a yank (neither are you, they WILL hang you by the neck one day). Is there any chance you could add a special montage of your videos WITHOUT those every-30-seconds stupid jokes, for people from countries where intellect is not considered a symptom of communist satanism? Thank you.

    Maloy7800Maloy7800Сағат бұрын
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    Frazier MilakFrazier MilakСағат бұрын
  • just like, close the usa down at this point

    Alium CepaAlium Cepa2 сағат бұрын
  • I'm sorry, did he say that the weapon that killed an unarmed underaged was up for auction? Flag that auction for fktards will apply.

    Dave lonDave lon2 сағат бұрын
  • Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.

    Ryan KarlRyan Karl4 сағат бұрын
  • Sad that this is everywhere. Got a serious neck injury from a machine at a warehouse and was forced to sign a release to get back to work. At barely a living wage... I couldn't afford the time off so signed away my rights to keep a roof over my head. At another warehouse different company, while assembling cheap bbq grills the drill slipped (cheap alloy screw bent/broke) and went right through my hand. Scrubbed out the debris, band aids on both sides since it went straight through, took a day off to keep injury minimally clean but if I went to a doc seeking relief I would be released. For this one I took the loss and saw the doc. Both injuries have come back in bad ways but what am I to do? Keep your head down and keep working if you want a paycheck. I can't afford more medical bills that I can't pay off in this lifetime. This is everywhere. Corporations have taken too much.

    J LafoJ Lafo5 сағат бұрын
  • The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

    dondorondondoron6 сағат бұрын
  • So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.

    mizzury54mizzury546 сағат бұрын
  • There was a great reason why we didn't allow industry monopolies. Our politicians and their pets are factory farming animals, workers and NOW OUR ELDERS!

    Alison LoyAlison Loy6 сағат бұрын
  • I don’t see anything wrong with betting on a number. The lottery does it. Sports bets involve two numbers. As long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number, other than ‘downward as much as possible’, what’s the big deal? Not giving adequate breaks? THERE’S your problem!

    Bertrand ZerpersandeBertrand Zerpersande9 сағат бұрын
  • Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

    ShadoeLandmanShadoeLandman9 сағат бұрын
  • 12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .

    2Stonefly2Stonefly9 сағат бұрын
  • My Mom, at 16 year old, worked in a chicken processing factory back in the 1960's. To this day, she still hates eating chicken.

    2Stonefly2Stonefly10 сағат бұрын
  • We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

    Justin HopkinsJustin Hopkins11 сағат бұрын
  • I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.

    Jimmy WebbJimmy Webb12 сағат бұрын
  • Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy fucks.

    Harpastan ManHarpastan Man12 сағат бұрын
  • Going Keto, you eat more meat fat which is more filling, less lean meat, less processed meat, spend less money on meat so you can afford to buy organic meats from local ranchers you know and trust, and lose weight without going hungry.

    BellesativaBellesativa12 сағат бұрын
  • No one wants to talk about how there’s only enough beef to supply 60% of what we’re eating there’s not enough beef on this planet to support the United States so 40% of your burger is a protein substance filler what is the filler do you know McDonald’s has their scientists who genetically make their meat taste good and add flavor they admit this what’s the flavor human DNA cow do you neither growing proteins Slery but from who and from what

    Dean PruittDean Pruitt13 сағат бұрын
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  • Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.

    HazelHazel14 сағат бұрын
    • 100%

      Lisa JohnsonLisa Johnson8 сағат бұрын
  • It's stuff like this that makes me feel ashamed to be called an American. I really hope I die in another country so I don't have to make my family visit America to see me.

    Rikki SlonceRikki Slonce14 сағат бұрын
  • Sad thing is this is how it goes at any company with divided corporate and physical labor. Send the desk jockeys on 10 vacations a year while the people on the line can't take 1 sick day.

    dirtbag1713dirtbag171314 сағат бұрын
  • Well, still better than factories in China🤷

    Liberty SpringsLiberty Springs14 сағат бұрын
  • Simple: stop eating meat.

    Over ToastedOver Toasted14 сағат бұрын
  • So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?

    Sina RoughaniSina Roughani14 сағат бұрын
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  • I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver

    Stragos SlizenbergStragos Slizenberg15 сағат бұрын
  • Just Go Vegan

    Bryan TorresdeyBryan Torresdey15 сағат бұрын
  • No context given on the number of employees at the factories. How do we know the % of employees contracting the & dying from the virus is more than the average for the state/country? It's numbers taken out of context.

    Dimitar DimitrovDimitar Dimitrov15 сағат бұрын
    • @Vaya Notaro but that's how he framed it. I want to make that conclusion on my own. I'm not saying the video is a scam, just that it could be presented a bit more independent manner

      Dimitar DimitrovDimitar Dimitrov6 сағат бұрын
    • well I feel like the fact that they're all in close proximity to each other, with no bathroom breaks, and what seems like an already unhygienic workplace- could result to something over the national average

      Vaya NotaroVaya Notaro10 сағат бұрын
  • These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.

    KaiannanthiKaiannanthi16 сағат бұрын
  • It occurs to me that America is self-destructing... we need to spend money to solve problems but trust in the government is so low we dont really feel confident trusting them with the money.

    Smunstu StinkymonsterSmunstu Stinkymonster16 сағат бұрын
  • The fuck happened to Teddy Roosevelt's laws for worker safety and such in the meat packing industry. It was bad then too. He reformed laws and created laws because body parts and such were found in meat packages etc. He did this after reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.. The fuck happened?

    Teresa KusicTeresa Kusic16 сағат бұрын
  • Chinees company's own some of these?

    HelixdragonHelixdragon16 сағат бұрын
  • It's sad that America's meat is owned by China and Brazil..

    ak0eak0e17 сағат бұрын
  • Friendly reminder that every single problem John listed in this video is caused by metastasized capitalism.

    AnduinAnduin17 сағат бұрын
  • John Oliver a twat

    buffalo billbuffalo bill17 сағат бұрын
  • It does not surprise me and yet the poor earning repub thinks this is fine. If people, who can, would quit voting for corporation control this could be stopped.

    Carole TrappCarole Trapp18 сағат бұрын
  • Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.

    Damian AllenDamian Allen18 сағат бұрын
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    Mary DelbonisMary Delbonis18 сағат бұрын
  • Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.

    Mr RandomMr Random19 сағат бұрын
  • I refuse to buy Tyson anything its gross!! PERIOD.

    Lady Luna GrimmLady Luna Grimm21 сағат бұрын
  • It's a little hard for me to feel sorry for people who work in animal agriculture, but something really needs to be done about the higher-ups who treat their floor workers so disposably. Shutting slaughterhouses and meat packing plants down and forcing their owners to change industries sounds like a good place to start.

    DeRosset MyersDeRosset Myers21 сағат бұрын
  • When they don’t care about the lives and well-being of animals, why would they care about the well-being of humans?

    Celina SkailandCelina Skailand22 сағат бұрын
  • I had to work with a broken hand....I’m a security guard...

    Mojo JojiMojo Joji22 сағат бұрын
  • JBS's * REVENUE* was 50 Billion... revenue is not profit Their profit was roughly .2% of their revenue

    Erik SchminkeErik Schminke23 сағат бұрын
  • I think the true problem I'm America is most people rely on other people to survive. This is why I moved to a bigger property with the main purpose to homestead. Growing and raising your own food is something 99% of people don't want to do. Give a man a fish and they eat for one day teach them how to fish and they can eat forever. Stop blaming others for issues we can solve by not purchasing corporate products.

    alex arubaalex aruba23 сағат бұрын
  • John knows about meat packing

    Botto JonseyBotto JonseyКүн бұрын
  • That Zimmerman auctioning the gun story is more disgusting than the man peeing on the floor.

    Dr. Simple Beauty 300Dr. Simple Beauty 300Күн бұрын
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    Clalala TayagClalala TayagКүн бұрын
  • Yet another episode of OMFG I am so glad I don't live in the US... *sigh*

    Thomas RemmeThomas RemmeКүн бұрын
  • Yay capitalism 🚩

    Zachary LindahlZachary LindahlКүн бұрын
  • What is this man talking about? He missed his meds for weeks, it appears...

    TTS STTS SКүн бұрын
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    Shota ToriumiShota ToriumiКүн бұрын
  • When did John Oliver become unfunny

    Yuca FriesYuca FriesКүн бұрын
  • The meatpacking industry sounds horrible, but it's not just the meatpacking industry. It's corporate. I've had jobs where is we were busy there were no breaks. I got written up for going to the bathroom twice, while customers were waiting. I've seen people get fired because they got an injury. But I'm pretty sure the meatpackers have it worse since they are being taken advantage of if they are immigrants. But anyone that's ever worked a line knows you can't leave to piss, so it really is not surprising to me that people would were diapers, no joke, I've thought about it. People are being treated like machines in every low-level corporate job and people are treated as disposable, especially in rural places where work is hard to find.

    Tierra PetersenTierra PetersenКүн бұрын
  • This show has really gone down hill

    Ja Ja DingDongJa Ja DingDongКүн бұрын
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    CallMe BatmanCallMe BatmanКүн бұрын
  • Treat me like a vibrator

    Israfel El elyonIsrafel El elyonКүн бұрын
  • Go vegan.

    jocodabestjocodabestКүн бұрын
  • Wow I've grown up with the understanding that Oshia was basicly the Law and even misleading an investigator would get your company fined or shut down

    ChopStickSoSushiChopStickSoSushiКүн бұрын
  • But tbh, stop buying a chicken for a few dollars. What do you expect... I cant even raise a egg to a hatchling for the price you pay for a full chicken,

    Follow the white rabbitFollow the white rabbitКүн бұрын
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    Ebenezer SamEbenezer SamКүн бұрын
  • I've read about a foot down the list of comments; so far, no mention of meatless Mondays. We live in Pottersville (It's a Wonderful Life) and a grubby bunch of "garlic eaters" the lot of us. Capitalists depend on a docile, easily-duped populace devoid of any capacity or desire to act rationally. George Bush the afterthought confirmed this serf-building sentiment in his first State of the Union address: "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed." Notice he specifically doesn't say the way YOU want it to be enjoyed, which reasonably might be expected to be with a lot less meat.

    MvDMvDКүн бұрын
  • We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”

    John SchmidtJohn SchmidtКүн бұрын
  • It sounds like slave labor. What is needed perhaps is a revision to the Emancipation Proclamation and Append Amendments to it that state things like 1) minimum wage PLUS danger money to at least $20 per hour; 2) Workplace safety standards and breaks consistent with a civilized industrial country like the U.S.; and 3) To get rid of shambolic contractual sign-offs that essentially destroy your health, block your legal rights to compensation and even death benefits; and essentially create a violently hostile dangerous workplace environment.

    Sshh QuietSshh QuietКүн бұрын
  • The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line

    Roy RogersRoy RogersКүн бұрын
  • I am friends with related to many plant workers. Oil companies are just as bad. in no way does the plant give a fuck about anybody there, they have had covid shut downs and lockdowns, people getting covid all the fuckin time it's ridiculous.

    Aden AnthonyAden AnthonyКүн бұрын
  • there's a book called Slaughterhouse, 2006, that covers all this. PLEASE READ. Not new, need new laws to protect people AND ANINALS. Torture is a crime

    hinsonianhinsonianКүн бұрын
  • Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story

    Logan AhernLogan AhernКүн бұрын
  • I'm sorry but I am still so confused about what a violent gerbil attack has to do with TV dinners. I legitimately do not understand the connection they're trying to make

    KfroguarKfroguarКүн бұрын
  • @LastWeekTonight I need a clean version so I can show this to my students! We're learning about the industrial revolution and they need to see this! but robot fucking a soup.. can't show that.. :'(

    SilverXTSilverXTКүн бұрын
    • Skip ahead on those parts

      Vaya NotaroVaya Notaro10 сағат бұрын
  • Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show

    DJ I Love MusicDJ I Love MusicКүн бұрын
  • go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers

    hawaiisunfunhawaiisunfunКүн бұрын
  • How can people not see that capitalism is beyond disgusting now? ... it's putrid.

    Carlos SpicyweinerCarlos SpicyweinerКүн бұрын
  • That's why folks change your mindset and change your goals in life. Nobody deserves to undergo these kind of work enveironment that is modern day slavery. Fall down 7 times but stand up 8..

    Mindset ClubMindset ClubКүн бұрын
  • Makes you wonder who is better off the chickens or the employees?

    Mindset ClubMindset ClubКүн бұрын
  • just another bullshit hit piece attacking the meat industry paid for by PETA....

    Pete HayPete HayКүн бұрын
  • Processing 35+ chickens per min seems like an excellent way to spread antibiotic resistant campylobacter

    Jen GilbertJen GilbertКүн бұрын
  • How about more unions instead of more regulations. Regulations are needed and useful, but don't be surprised when the OSHA can't properly protect workers, the government will always lean towards the interests of companies. We need to empower the workers!!!

    WingsWithFeetWingsWithFeetКүн бұрын
  • This guy probably eats meat. Go vegan to take some personal responsibility.

    Jeffrey ButtsJeffrey ButtsКүн бұрын
    • your last name is butts

      Vaya NotaroVaya Notaro10 сағат бұрын
  • I work for JBS and this is honestly the way we're treated. We're told family comes first and btw we're your only family. The virus keeps cropping up in our facility and they refuse to admit that it is in our facility.

    Brandon OliverBrandon OliverКүн бұрын
  • As A Teacher I’d like U All To Get TheVac Before Me Cuz I’m Better Protected Only As Much As They Are Just Saying

    Luna GEMLuna GEMКүн бұрын
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    Destiny EmmaDestiny EmmaКүн бұрын
  • Meat packers that rump insisted keep working with no protection must get u.s. citizenship and their families. Instantly.

    patrick buhrpatrick buhrКүн бұрын
  • You know - watching this segment has me thinking; with all this bickering we do with each other like opposing terrorist organizations based on political/religious philosophies & such - how IS it we've (and I mean the craziest of 'we") never gone after the owners or CEOs & their 'partners in crime' to make conditions like this a usual thing? - this is absolutely ludicrous. Its like all the laws changed to make work conditions decent back in the 1930s never happened.

    Bouhhg ZBouhhg ZКүн бұрын
  • i cant believe this guy is famous... he would rather make the problem worse then lift his finger to help....this is whats wrong with the world.... fuck this guy

    Darth KakarotDarth KakarotКүн бұрын
  • I used to work at a Cargill meat packing plant, one of the Union line workers asked his supervisor for a bathroom break five times over the course of an hour the supervisor yelled and screamed and wouldn't allow him to take a bathroom break. The union rep for that worker came over and also yelled and screamed at the worker to get back to work. The worker was an older man in his 60s or 70s...he tried to hold it but eventually peed his pants. More yelling and screaming at him by the union rep and the supervisor. it was one of the worst human rights violations I've ever seen at that Cargill plant. I will never work for them again.

    J OJ OКүн бұрын
  • Companies need to stop calling employees family. We're tired of it

    Enesi MajebiEnesi MajebiКүн бұрын
  • It is really disappointing that just from the beginning of the video you said that the conditions that animals face inside this facilities are terrible, but that they are already "talked enough"... Well no, I couldn't find any single video where you talk about them and how animals are not products to be sold, so let's begin there. I totally understand that workers conditions are so bad as well, but at least this people have a voice to speak up and to act on it. Animals only have their lives and humans still take it away from them. So unfair and so sad that you John Oliver won't dig in this topic because this show is probably supported by sponsors or because your comfort zone and resistance to change won't let you do the changes that are needed for the world to improve in so many aspects, but you probably already know, I wouldn't believe that someone as smart and well prepared like you didn't know about it.

    Gabriela AlcantarGabriela AlcantarКүн бұрын
  • As disgusting as all of this is, read about the meat packing industry in the 1900s. The book is called "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. This book inspired, then President Theodore Roosevelt, to establish the USFDA.

    George ZupkoGeorge ZupkoКүн бұрын
  • ngl I love this show, but i’ve tried to watch this episode 3 times and fallen asleep twice lmao

    Gabriel MervisGabriel MervisКүн бұрын
  • When he shuts up about Trump. He's pretty good.

    a kroma kromКүн бұрын
  • What's more disgusting is the sell-out politicians with easy lives that let this happen.

    William AllendeWilliam AllendeКүн бұрын
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    Campbell BayleeCampbell BayleeКүн бұрын
  • upton sinclair literally wrote the book on this over 100 years ago and it's still this bad

    Derek LDerek LКүн бұрын
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