Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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  • Shut them down. #endspeciesism

    Deb JDeb J6 цагийн өмнө
  • I'm definitely switching to beyond meat now. Thanks John. Love ya

    lawrence goonanlawrence goonan6 цагийн өмнө
  • Yeah I stopped watching after the Texas worker comp stuff. That level of exploitation is beyond ridiculous.

    KlyKly6 цагийн өмнө
  • There are so many grim unfair things happening in the world, usually perpetrated by politicians, big businesses and corrupt bureaucracy, this show wil never run out of things to talk about.

    Bijoy RoychowdhuryBijoy Roychowdhury6 цагийн өмнө
  • 18:20 conclusion question should be is this really 2021 nor 1890?

    M BalazsM Balazs6 цагийн өмнө
  • It is scary to think about people whom don't know the meaning of ....

    Kevin MungerKevin Munger6 цагийн өмнө
  • Hey, could John Oliver and the team do research on Garrett Gunderson and his financial books? Or about FIRE vs Cash Flow Banking. Is Garrett a scam? I'm so confused. And there's only so much research one person can do... HELP!

    Hope CanadayHope Canaday7 цагийн өмнө
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  • the jungle was written 115 yrs ago by the way

    Halcyon HerascarterHalcyon Herascarter7 цагийн өмнө
  • 1:06 correction humans are the top of the food chain :D I love this show

    M BalazsM Balazs7 цагийн өмнө
  • Just had a fight with some asshole conservative who says people should find employment elsewhere if they don't like how their employer treats them. This clip couldn't be more relevant to why human rights are essential to the labor force.

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  • Every lobbyist looks the same lol

    Aayden FinniganAayden Finnigan8 цагийн өмнө
    • But I thought capitalism was the best?? Don’t like their working conditions? Then don’t work there and don’t buy their products. “Sarcasm”

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  • Which are better than the other?

    357CLOUDY Black Feather357CLOUDY Black Feather8 цагийн өмнө
    • dumpster fire america. start a war and china will invade you instant.

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  • All big business manual labor jobs operate this way. It is the American Way!

    Justin OppermanJustin Opperman8 цагийн өмнө
  • Americans, this is why your chicken are chlorinated and why we don't want them.

    TomyLoboTomyLobo8 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you john Oliver! Love the owl note, the deity is prominent in the ruling elites reverence.

    American CitizenAmerican Citizen8 цагийн өмнө
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    Campbell BayleeCampbell Baylee9 цагийн өмнө
  • No body care for those workers and that will not change and no matter how much noise there is no body cares. I worked in the UK for a stock take company on a so called "0 hours" contract and sometimes I was working for more then 30 consecutive days without a day off, many times my shifts were longer then 16 hours without been paid extra time and with a total disregard to health and safety.

    Petar DragiyskiPetar Dragiyski9 цагийн өмнө
  • Me:wait, why would immigrants be reluctant to report problems with employment... ohhhh, he means "undocumented immigrants"... right.

    Nicolin RuckerNicolin Rucker9 цагийн өмнө
  • Not sure how I should feel that when he mentioned "other employees well being" and showed a woman my mind immediately went to sexual harassment.

    Danny BeaneDanny Beane9 цагийн өмнө
  • as someone who used to work for a JBS plant, i can attest to their working conditions being shit. i would be the ONLY one on the line that would never get bathroom breaks. luckily i was fired because I WENT BLIND on one of my eyes due to an MS flare up

    Dave NeaveDave Neave9 цагийн өмнө
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    Dawn NonaDawn Nona9 цагийн өмнө
  • Many meat packing workers are also not actually paid anything because they are in a work-rehab program and the drug rehabilitation program gets the money that would be paid to the workers.

    Daniel DDaniel D10 цагийн өмнө
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  • vote with you wallet turd. boycot = gg

    DarkownerMinimalistDarkownerMinimalist10 цагийн өмнө
  • 10:25 Oooooh, this stung

    Adolfo Jayme BarrientosAdolfo Jayme Barrientos10 цагийн өмнө
  • dumpster fire america. start a war and china will invade you instant.

    DarkownerMinimalistDarkownerMinimalist10 цагийн өмнө
  • But I thought capitalism was the best?? Don’t like their working conditions? Then don’t work there and don’t buy their products. “Sarcasm”

    leonxlleonxl11 цагийн өмнө
  • I bet John Oliver likes "Open Borders" policies. That is where Tyson gets their employees. You can't have it both ways.

    MarioMario11 цагийн өмнө
  • Humans treat animals like stock and machines. Humans are animals. Do the math.

    Meinbher PiegMeinbher Pieg11 цагийн өмнө
  • My favorite Dr. Seuss book was (The Cat's Quizzer) "Are you Smarter than the Cat in the Hat?" I know now, thanks to Joe Biden, poor kids are just as smart as the cat in the hat. Another favorite of mine was... If I Ran The Zoo. That is the book Joe Biden is currently reading, in order to run the Democratic Party, and Government.

    MarioMario11 цагийн өмнө
  • Idk- I must have poor taste? I thought that house and bathroom were gorgeous 😂

    KaylinKaylin11 цагийн өмнө
  • At least he removed his gloves and put em back on after. Nobody ..well at least most I know don't appreciate dick flavored chicken

    The Mighty SagettoThe Mighty Sagetto12 цагийн өмнө
  • In 1998 i worked for seaboard farms of Athens Georgia it was horrible. I wanted to live down south but there weren't many jobs I could do at 19.

    Michael EnderfitnessvlogMichael Enderfitnessvlog12 цагийн өмнө
  • Seriously youtube? John fing Oliver?? Get outta here with this bullshit, dropping his annoying rants into my autoplay is assaulting my ears.

    FerdinandFakeFerdinandFake13 цагийн өмнө
  • That Purdue Farms commercial had me rolling! Bloody memorable, too. Honestly, I'd call that a good ad. It got the viewer's attention, held it, and slapped them with the product so hard it was headspinning! Not to mention, it left me wanting more... Like, I need to know what happened. Is the dog gonna be okay?

    Ian EinsteinIan Einstein14 цагийн өмнө
  • I honestly believe the US could profit so much if they installed a multiparty systwm instead of the two party system. That would be great to cut down on corruption and bring competition of great ideas and not just money

    GaladorGalador14 цагийн өмнө
  • I wish every other sentence out of Johns mouth wasn't so foul. Its a bit over the top and makes it unsharable with 50% of my friends who really need to see this.

    quemaspanaquemaspana15 цагийн өмнө
  • Its amazing to me that this country still even functions with the way people treat one another.

    Matthew ScottMatthew Scott15 цагийн өмнө
  • It's "Do You Want Lies With That" The Infinite Loop

    JABER ALSAKKAJABER ALSAKKA15 цагийн өмнө
  • admittedly I laughed at some of my family catching covid so maybe tyson feels the same way. fuck you aunt sharon.

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  • I think the bigger issue here is the " MEAT " our SLAVEMASTERS are using to allow them to stay in power. From our, I mean THEIR armed forces, be it the military to commando police forces, when will people stop joining these terrorists. What a rotten world we live, anything goes for PROFIT, we've been brainwashed to believe this.

    James SmithJames Smith16 цагийн өмнө
  • MAGA! Best 3rd world country in the universe!!

    Jon DoughJon Dough16 цагийн өмнө
  • 2:57 That is some kind of nightmare smoking gun. Holy shit. Nothing says you're knowingly and maliciously negligent like taking bets on the health and safety of your workers.

    AfqwaAfqwa16 цагийн өмнө
  • Just when you thought Amazon was at the bottom of the barrel of working conditions in US capitalism, this industry easily takes that spot. This is what happens when labor becomes a commodity.

    Tom MeyerTom Meyer17 цагийн өмнө
  • The American dream only happens while alseep.

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  • Why is it that the most toxic places to work use the term 'family'? Has any good ever come from it other than an expectation of cult-like adherence to the insane politics of a messed up workplace?

    Shawn Cole StandifordShawn Cole Standiford18 цагийн өмнө
  • I feel like we should start sending raisin bombers to the USA. they're obviously a country in crisis.

    Mara SingerMara Singer18 цагийн өмнө
  • Covid is a serious wake up call that our country is just as fucked up as the 3rd world countries we exploit.

    Jack WalkerJack Walker18 цагийн өмнө
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    Age of ReasonAge of Reason19 цагийн өмнө
  • Next we will discover the vegetable packing industry is worse!

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    W MartinezW Martinez22 цагийн өмнө
  • Amazon does the same thing, if you get hurt you go to their amcare and see if they can help you first. The workers comp doctors are so bad.

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  • If only we could all make our living being a comedian.

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  • Who one the bet??

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  • "Our employees are our most valuable asset." Yeah, well, how much are you paying them?

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    SvenSven23 цагийн өмнө
  • Man. You learn that going to the nurse for next to nothing is just the norm in like middle school PE. Im not suprised this stuff happens professionally too.

    JFred 517JFred 51723 цагийн өмнө
  • Sounds like Amazon. Lets not forget that JBS already is in a corruption scandal in Brasil. If you have never been to Gainsville GA i encourage you to take tour and ask around. Medical centers remind me of the cruise industry. Good ol Ibuprofen.

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  • How the fuck can a funeral cost $15K? Just throw me in the trash when I die and take yourself on a nice holiday instead.

    Sean CullenSean Cullen23 цагийн өмнө
  • 1:10 I *FELT* that

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  • stopped video at 1:28. there is literally no category of worker less sympathetic than a fucking meat-production employee. unless you were forced at gunpoint to take that job, you can languish in pigshit and get cattle-prodded to death for all i care.

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  • The people who implemented those awful procedures and hazardous work environment are all chickenfuckers.

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  • Tyson does not allow unions, they offer chaplains instead.

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  • Where's Teddy Roosevelt when you need him.

    DarthNater98DarthNater98Өдрийн өмнө
  • Or just stop funding this monsterious industry and go vegan and as a added bonus you get to live a longer, happier life.

    John TaylorJohn TaylorӨдрийн өмнө
  • I mean To Think about it meat should be taken care more than other food 'cause virus came from it, I agree with some religions about eating not meat like Jewish religion they believe meat is a sin and there are people who eat only vegetables and it's a good one to care yourself think about make good decisions, stay safe stay fit stay thin a country who's calling advanced should promote healthy food for people U.S. seems to need step forward like a previous comment, do not keep eating meat and fast food it comes back life worse it's a healthy advice if ye want to live better without any health issues ask for this with a Doctor and Do not drink soda and you'll know.

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  • People can be horrified all they want, this isn't going to really END until Americans stop feeling like we need cheap meat fourteen meals a week. Regulation might tinker and improve things a little, but the whole system is driven by our collective appetite for cheap meat. It is possible to find meat that was pastured on small independent farms and processed at small local meat locker facilities. But guess what? It's more expensive. So including meatless meals in our diets is also part of the solution. If you're interested in switching to non-factory meat, the Eat Wild website has info on farmers. Farmers markets are another good way to make connections.

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  • How can it be a $10,000 dollar check and blank at the same time? Blank Check means the amount has not been filled in FFS. Not that they didn't fill the account information. Boldly handed the check because it's the way business in government has always been done in this corrupt system. Pikachu face doesn't convince me.

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  • US is not the only country with this problem, the UK has it as well, and by the looks of it probably other countries too...

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  • John Oliver is brilliant! Thank you for exposing the injustices of our country. It's the only way we can rectify and improve these atrocious conditions.

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  • ok but with todays technology they can't get a machine to do this

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  • So what you're telling me is that "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair is still relevant? Yikes!

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  • But all the people picking your lettuce are completely happy.

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  • I wish I had never started eating meat. And shame on those taking bets on their employees, and everything else they do

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  • Stop eating meat, dairy, and eggs = problem solved. Let’s face it, these companies aren’t going to be held accountable anytime soon. Look at yourself and see how you, as an individual, can make a difference.

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  • Now we need John Oliver to cover retail work, especially during COVID!

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  • I dont see how that waiver could hold up in court. You cant sign a contract under duress.

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