Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

21/02/2021
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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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  • Wrong title. Here's the good one: "Slavery in meat factories not hold accountable"

    blaqoDblaqoD9 मिनट पहले
  • I worked at a Jennie-O, all this is true. My shoulder is permanently effed cuz of running 32+bpm. 60+% were refugees and islanders. And in the less than 2yrs I worked there someone got fingers cut off.

    iEatEmosiEatEmos48 मिनट पहले
  • This is no joke these warehouses like meat packing , cold food , etc are slimy as fuck ..they hire Hispanics and pay them barely above minimum wage for years (I know one girl making 8.00 an hour for 14 years) , they were you like a slave require 6 days a week 70 hours a week , upper management makes ass loads of money with great benifits , if you make a complaint or bring something up they let you go

    Gregory McgrawGregory Mcgrawघंटे पहले
  • They’re trying to push chlorinated chicken and unregulated unsafe GMO on the UK they want nothing to do with any of that in this story for the most part is exactly why the shit we do to the chicken and other meat is not done in other countries, Despite what you’ve been told America is a shit hole country and nobody wants low quality food from this country

    Vince FVince Fघंटे पहले
  • People need to stop seeing corporations as a collection of people run by people people also need to stop seeing capitalism as anything other than an evil monster that needs to be satisfied by these companies the pandemic has woke a lot of people we need them more woke.

    Vince FVince Fघंटे पहले
  • Before workers compensation in the 1920s there were industrial corporations that would do the same thing as these chicken processing plants in that they would injure workers and make them suffer and one guy wasn’t going to hear it anymore he wouldn’t get a shotgun and blew all the supervisors away

    Vince FVince Fघंटे पहले
  • But when everything goes robotic you’re going to notice that you’re going to see more processed garbage foods everywhere because they’re going to be able to ramp up production with these robots, the lowest common denominator person that shops at Walmart is the problem with this

    Vince FVince Fघंटे पहले
  • In 10 years you will watch this and think how did we not solve this sooner, in 10 years robotic workers will process raw meats.

    Vince FVince Fघंटे पहले
  • This is why you go organic, as these standards aren’t applicable, organic gas more stringent safety regulation and processes.

    Vince FVince F2 घंटे पहले
  • When any employer says that “you are family” get the fuck out of there as soon as you can, because they’re going to exploit you’re like family and not pay you

    Vince FVince F2 घंटे पहले
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    Alice FulcherAlice Fulcher2 घंटे पहले
  • Organize and unionize! That goes for workers all across the country. "The Market" will never regulate itself. When the federal and state governments cut funding for inspection agencies, they won't be able to make inspections. And when the governments make laws that prohibits inspections, and when the fines are equivalent of us paying 0.0002 cents for parking tickets, you know that the system is broken. Such working conditions, in which people get badly hurt on a daily basis, are appalling! You know how politicians and everyone keeps saying that the US is the greatest, freest and most democratic country in the world? That's simply and absolutely not true. It's the greatest for those who have money, who can buy cheap labour, without a second thought given to workers' safety and well being. You are disposable. You need to organize and unionize!

    nedomedonedomedo2 घंटे पहले
  • all outlined in the book fast food nation by eric schlosser almost 20 years ago. nothings changed.

    luckystrikerluckystriker2 घंटे पहले
  • Those facilities are Inhumane

    Evan CanellakisEvan Canellakis3 घंटे पहले
  • Even after watching this I’m still a proud meat eater

    Evan CanellakisEvan Canellakis4 घंटे पहले
  • all the local farms and not just how the animals are treated. Thanks for this post!

    Emily AnEmily An4 घंटे पहले
  • Yet another reason to become vegan. Appalling

    Utopianx8xUtopianx8x6 घंटे पहले
  • That Perdue commercial 🤣🤣😄

    C StoneC Stone6 घंटे पहले
  • Time has not been kind to Oliver

    ThunderThunder9 घंटे पहले
  • We can 'regulate' all we want. They (the elite) will simply find the loophole, or some other 'legal' maneuver, increase prices for goods and services etc. and basically screw the working class for the plain simple reason: the ludicrously rich enjoy being that way, and no matter how much they have IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH!

    Gerald Juve Jr.Gerald Juve Jr.9 घंटे पहले
    • the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

      Emily AnEmily An4 घंटे पहले
  • In school rn, I'm learning about how in the 1890s we had these same exact problems. Shit hasn't changed.

    Sarah HillSarah Hill10 घंटे पहले
  • You either want socialism or you are somehow using exposes like this to convince yourself you feel bad about these conditions while having no intention to do anything about them because you believe you benefit from it.

    William MoffettWilliam Moffett10 घंटे पहले
  • The 5,000 who didn't like this video support workers being treated worse than the meat at these plants.

    Lyonel LaverdeLyonel Laverde13 घंटे पहले
  • Please make an episode about Brazil durring the pandemics

    Natália CatelanNatália Catelan13 घंटे पहले
  • Bru I'm from waterloo we get recognized when one if our dumbasses say something stupid bet

    Seth OrrSeth Orr13 घंटे पहले
  • Heavily reliant on labor trafficking where do you think all those migrants end up? Oh

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    bobi chungbobi chung15 घंटे पहले
  • America is not a country, it's a business. Money has trumped integrity, and lives. Your oppression is their profession.

    Dee NegronDee Negron15 घंटे पहले
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    Agatha IllaAgatha Illa15 घंटे पहले
  • Considering how inhumanely factory farmed animals are raised and slaughtered, is it surprising that factory farm owners treat their workers poorly? Factory farms have a total disregard for life in general :-/

    missxenopus1000missxenopus100015 घंटे पहले
  • What about Cuomo?

    matt fontainematt fontaine16 घंटे पहले
  • Its not just meat packing plants that mishandle food just take a look at the thousands of stories that come up every month from fast food employees doing every unimaginable act under the sun to the food they're serving

    Terry FoldersonTerry Folderson17 घंटे पहले
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  • As an employee of a meat packing in Green Bay Wisconsin on the kill floor I witnessed many bad things which you are mentioning. In the main issue is standards slow down the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

    Mitchell KrouthMitchell Krouth17 घंटे पहले
  • Top 3 people you don't want wearing boxes on their heads while working: Neurosurgeons Airline pilots OSHA inspectors

    Michael SpyridonMichael Spyridon17 घंटे पहले
  • 9:00 the nurse puts on bengay and sends you on your way and it's not even worth going. So apparently meat packing plants hire their nursing staff from the same pool of candidates as prisons and public schools.

    Michael SpyridonMichael Spyridon17 घंटे पहले
  • I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.

    Drecon84Drecon8418 घंटे पहले
  • America dont sound so great to me

    Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 1918 घंटे पहले
  • Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

    Happy ThoughtsHappy Thoughts18 घंटे पहले
  • I don't care about the working conditions of illegals. They knew what they were getting into when they came here.... illegally

    Joseph RolandJoseph Roland18 घंटे पहले
  • anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

    albert mooneyalbert mooney19 घंटे पहले
  • "it's just a fun fact that I'm throwing in there for no reason" lol transparent clown. Your race-baiting is obvious

    Joseph RolandJoseph Roland19 घंटे पहले
  • I love you LWT. I appreciate your show so much that I pay for it on youtube. Unfortunately I live in Canada. So I was amazed by the fact that I have access more quickly to your content using a VPN in the US where the show is up one week earlier. Could you guys please fix this? Again thank you.

    VPVP19 घंटे पहले
  • Nothing about Biden?? You are a Joke!!!

    Juan ContrerasJuan Contreras21 घंटे पहले
  • I started working at one of these companies because of covid in Canada overall so far its not as bad but I haven't been working there that long so ............ idk

    L LamoyL Lamoy21 घंटे पहले
  • Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?

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  • American dream looks more like American nightmare ... These greedy companies want to grab more more money .These CEOs have workers' blood on their hands ...It's almost the same nightmare in European call centers and in European telecom companies

    Jojo TotoJojo Totoदिन पहले
  • American capitalism is fcked up game. People working on low positions are basicly slaves. No rights, no value, no future.

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    nathanial merwinnathanial merwinदिन पहले
  • It is disgusting. And it's all a result of our reliance on employment for survival income creating a lever for employers to exploit workers. Go through the issues presented in this video and ask yourself, how much of this would be happening if people had a #UBI providing enough to meet their basic needs, unconditionally? Would these workers put up with this treatment? Or would they refuse such working conditions, because they can afford to, thus forcing the employers to do better? Regulations can only ever mitigate the problems created by poverty. Only eliminating poverty entirely solves these issues and so many more.

    Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcastYang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcastदिन पहले
  • Is there a legit reason why the plants put out so much food? Seems like a lot of it goes to waste in supermarkets.

    rckblzr12rckblzr12दिन पहले
  • 6:24 lmao ironic

    AkAkदिन पहले
  • He did an upton sinclair's the jungle 100 years later

    Liana HLiana Hदिन पहले
  • yeah well you've never been to a casino then, prudes. Cancel the chicken nugget order, stat

    John Alexander SingletonJohn Alexander Singletonदिन पहले
  • America slipping down the slope. Sad.

    SpaceVikingSpaceVikingदिन पहले
  • I used to hang off every word this dude said. He's just like every other media outlet. Half the truth, half misleading information. Not necessarily a lie, just misleading. On that note, this is all unfortunately very true, but doesn't describe the half of it...

    Jake SkelingtonJake Skelingtonदिन पहले
  • > a product that is wildly popular in this country Watching woke people trying to sound smart?

    n3rdm4nn3rdm4nदिन पहले
  • There is no way around what we have to do: 1) Pay more for meat 2) EAT LESS MEAT I have been vegan for 4 years. You all don't need to go vegan, but we absolutely have to decentralize this industry. This is not new information, come on..Eat less meat, shop locally at farmers markets (if possible), vote/ communicate on/ with local politicians, and have the difficult conversations. Change happens slowly

    mydoggotshavedtodaymydoggotshavedtodayदिन पहले
  • This is what happens when you have an almost completely ununionized workforce and if they have a union it's too weak to do anything.

    Ant CircusAnt Circusदिन पहले
  • Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free

    Numinous NihilNuminous Nihilदिन पहले
  • 11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

    Michael JohansonMichael Johansonदिन पहले
  • Or we could fix our broken food system altogether and move towards more plant-based, which is not only healthier, more just and better for our struggling planet but which would solve the problems explained in this video as a mere side-effect.

    Wedding DJ Rob SoundzWedding DJ Rob Soundzदिन पहले
  • I've been following you for years!!!!! When would you make a video about farmer protests in India? Ignore if you already have :)

    Manvir SinghManvir Singhदिन पहले
  • Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?

    Johnny_IslandJohnny_Islandदिन पहले
  • The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void bit...it has been worse, to a point I can't even watch anymore. Maybe this clip talking about something that isn't Trump and republicans is a sign the show is going back to being more informative instead of just another show of people's angry opinions.

    Some Guy From The InternetSome Guy From The Internetदिन पहले
    • The don’t

      Vergin MeatsVergin Meatsदिन पहले
  • Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.

    jonescityjonescityदिन पहले
  • The industry that treats lives as a product doesn't care about its workers?? Whaaat??? I'm all for John's suggestions of strongly regulating these factories, but realistically, this industry needs to lose its subsidies and fade out.

    ZakkuyaZakkuyaदिन पहले
  • Thank you, John Oliver, for bringing the evils of meatpacking to light. For more information on meatpacking, including what the animals suffer leading up to it, read Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, by Karen Davis, and Slaughterhouse, by Gail A. Eisnitz.

    Joan HarrisonJoan Harrisonदिन पहले
  • “Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.

    Richard KuklinskiRichard Kuklinskiदिन पहले
  • it's totally our country.

    Moon MementoMoon Mementoदिन पहले
  • Batheooms: u go before u start work and on ur break even if u dont have to go. That's how u train ur body when it's time to go. Hands hurt: take some tylenol. Construction works always hurt. That's what we do.

    Nob odyNob odyदिन पहले
  • I would never work a job that didnt allow you time to go to the bathroom, its ridiculous that people allow this, I understand the need for money but honestly its not worth it, your safety and health is more important.

    Harmony MitchamHarmony Mitchamदिन पहले
  • I'm in Iowa and I'm disgusted at Tysons for this and also I'm surprised i did not hear about this sooner and the reason i am so disgusted is not only the behavior but also since pork incredibly important to Iowa since it is the corn and pork state and this behavior in a pork packing factory is unacceptable especially in Iowa

    thecraftycreeperthecraftycreeperदिन पहले
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA

    Steven EvansSteven Evansदिन पहले
  • 16:21.. now fore real.. how the fuck can a funeral cost more than 15k USD or whatereve the fk currency you want to convert to ?!?!?!

    George StateGeorge Stateदिन पहले
  • 05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...

    BanXxX69BanXxX69दिन पहले
  • I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

    Luis TarantiniLuis Tarantiniदिन पहले
  • Gee, that guinea pig acts quite like my two toms when they're playfully fighting and chasing each other on the lawn around our house! :-)

    Drops2centsDrops2centsदिन पहले
  • Thank God I'm not from the States😖

    BanefulLeaf xBanefulLeaf xदिन पहले
  • When a company says we're family, RUN!

    BanefulLeaf xBanefulLeaf xदिन पहले
  • No surprise that an industry that commodifies animal life for profit cares little for the lives of its human employees. Treating them as disposable inputs. While pretending they're "family".. An abusive family. This is why I switched to eating plants . Preserve your humanity and conscience.

    Tharun SontiTharun Sontiदिन पहले
  • Disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian with vegan leanings. I am not against people eating meat, per se, but I am definitely against animal death camps and related processes. Clearly, it is bad for the animals, that's a no-brainer, but rather than wanting to point my finger at meat eaters, I would invite them to get their meat produce from more ethical sources. Sure, it will be more expensive, but less meat in your diet is healthier for you and better for the environment and ultimately better for the demographics that end up in the squalid jobs (faux slavery) shown here.

    Emma SayersEmma Sayersदिन पहले
  • John Oliver is garbage.

    Kyle KnightKyle Knight2 दिन पहले
    • Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

      Cdsnz 23Cdsnz 23दिन पहले
    • @Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion

      Kyle KnightKyle Knightदिन पहले
    • Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

      Anurag ChakrabortyAnurag Chakrabortyदिन पहले
  • The US = 3rd world

    Fakn LarsFakn Lars2 दिन पहले
  • You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂

    Meban KharkongorMeban Kharkongor2 दिन पहले
  • The comedy writing on this show has really gone to shit, but the content is still interesting....even if nothing will ever change.

    Laine La CavaLaine La Cava2 दिन पहले
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  • Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

    Linda JohnLinda John2 दिन पहले
  • I won't stay in a company if my boss starts the speech with ' we are a family'. No I am not, I am here for money. 🤷🏻

    Velvet ThunderVelvet Thunder2 दिन पहले
  • I just wanted to say it was a sad move to feature the old man dying of covid just to push your point. Really low. The man must have been close to 80 already, just to feature him to push your cause. So low. Not funny at all.

    Bee VBee V2 दिन पहले
  • Is this still a comedy show?

    Bee VBee V2 दिन पहले
  • I thought slavery was abolished in America 155 years ago? Some world leader😧😧😧😧😧😧

    Mamanicole IMamanicole I2 दिन पहले
  • I stopped eating tyson back in 2009. It always made my stomach upset and i just think that chicken should not be that big. One chicken breast can be cut into 4, or if you are really hungry 2. No matter how much you season it tasted like rubbery crap.

    Pearl The SpinsterPearl The Spinster2 दिन पहले
  • Do a segment on teacher’s union!

    Wayne TanWayne Tan2 दिन पहले
  • i watch this what can we do? instead of bozos storming the capital for stupid reasons storm the capital for reasons like this!

    SekaiSekai2 दिन पहले
  • John! Please cover the Myanmar situation, we all need to hear about it

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  • I'm glad to see that our gov't changed so much ever since Upton Sinclair wrote about the horrors of the meat-packing industry in 1904... What...? Oh... Nevermind...

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