Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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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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    1. Seth Orr

      Bru I'm from waterloo we get recognized when one if our dumbasses say something stupid bet

    2. Jessica Robinson

      Heavily reliant on labor trafficking where do you think all those migrants end up? Oh

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    4. Dee Negron

      America is not a country, it's a business. Money has trumped integrity, and lives. Your oppression is their profession.

    5. Agatha Illa

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    6. missxenopus1000

      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 :-/

    7. matt fontaine

      What about Cuomo?

    8. Terry Folderson

      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

    9. 소상현

      The gifted tin disappointingly whine because balance successively flap versus a obsequious macaroni. gifted, greedy cut

    10. Mitchell Krouth

      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.

    11. Michael Spyridon

      Top 3 people you don't want wearing boxes on their heads while working: Neurosurgeons Airline pilots OSHA inspectors

    12. Michael Spyridon

      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.

    13. Drecon84

      I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.

    14. Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19

      America dont sound so great to me

    15. Happy Thoughts

      Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

    16. Joseph Roland

      I don't care about the working conditions of illegals. They knew what they were getting into when they came here.... illegally

    17. albert mooney

      anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

    18. Joseph Roland

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

    19. VP

      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.

    20. Juan Contreras

      Nothing about Biden?? You are a Joke!!!

    21. L Lamoy

      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

    22. Chistian White

      Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?

    23. Rosannexo1 Cantubpp7

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    24. Jojo Toto

      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

    25. Vladinek Januška

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

    26. nathanial merwin

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    27. Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast

      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.

    28. rckblzr12

      Is there a legit reason why the plants put out so much food? Seems like a lot of it goes to waste in supermarkets.

    29. Ak

      6:24 lmao ironic

    30. Liana H

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

    31. John Alexander Singleton

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

    32. SpaceViking

      America slipping down the slope. Sad.

    33. Jake Skelington

      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...

    34. n3rdm4n

      > a product that is wildly popular in this country Watching woke people trying to sound smart?

    35. mydoggotshavedtoday

      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

    36. Ant Circus

      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.

    37. Numinous Nihil

      Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free

    38. Michael Johanson

      11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

    39. Wedding DJ Rob Soundz

      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.

    40. Manvir Singh

      I've been following you for years!!!!! When would you make a video about farmer protests in India? Ignore if you already have :)

    41. Johnny_Island

      Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?

    42. Some Guy From The Internet

      The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void 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.

      1. Vergin Meats

        The don’t

    43. jonescity

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

    44. Zakkuya

      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.

    45. Joan Harrison

      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.

    46. Richard Kuklinski

      “Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.

    47. Moon Memento

      it's totally our country.

    48. Nob ody

      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.

    49. Harmony Mitcham

      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.

    50. thecraftycreeper

      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

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    52. George State

      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 ?!?!?!

    53. BanXxX69

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

    54. Luis Tarantini

      I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

    55. Drops2cents

      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! :-)

    56. BanefulLeaf x

      Thank God I'm not from the States😖

    57. BanefulLeaf x

      When a company says we're family, RUN!

    58. Tharun Sonti

      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.

    59. Emma Sayers

      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.

    60. Kyle Knight

      John Oliver is garbage.

      1. Cdsnz 23

        Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

      2. Kyle Knight

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

      3. Anurag Chakraborty

        Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

    61. Fakn Lars

      The US = 3rd world

    62. Meban Kharkongor

      You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂

    63. Laine La Cava

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

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    66. Linda John

      Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

    67. Velvet Thunder

      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. 🤷🏻

    68. Bee V

      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.

    69. Bee V

      Is this still a comedy show?

    70. Mamanicole I

      I thought slavery was abolished in America 155 years ago? Some world leader😧😧😧😧😧😧

    71. Pearl The Spinster

      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.

    72. Wayne Tan

      Do a segment on teacher’s union!

    73. Sekai

      i watch this what can we do? instead of bozos storming the capital for stupid reasons storm the capital for reasons like this!

    74. SemiEinstein

      John! Please cover the Myanmar situation, we all need to hear about it

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    76. DeepFried OhioGravy

      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...

    77. Sandy Diller

      Grateful that a horrendous colonoscopy 14 years ago made me go plant-based. I got to thinking about fast food. What if meat cost, say $50 for 1/4 lb of whatever? Then the very people who can’t afford to have Type ll Diabetes, heart disease, etc. would find that eating whole-food-plant-based 99% of the time would eliminate those diseases. Three films (no judgement!!!) I’d recommend include “What the Health,” “The Game Changers,” and “Forks Over Knives.”

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    79. sasquatchize

      Sounds too much like my current factory job making FUCKING hot tubs/spas

    80. Trinity Hope

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    81. HohHoch

      I feel like there's a whole book about this...

    82. Bass Little

      There has to be a Democrat in office for this guy to talk about the things that matter. Glad he is back I can finally watch this show again

    83. GreenDanGerman

      That's why my hard earned money isn't going to the meat industry anymore. I want plant-based companies to thrive and create alternative no-risk jobs for those people.

    84. BigPiece Gaming

      Nothing will happen

    85. Gerhard Adler

      Anything that has to do with meat is disgusting. Be it breeding, slaughter, packaging or whatever. All good reasons to stop eating meat.

    86. Johan Kramer

      10:40 that guy looks like the whitest whitey mcWhitey Racist ever born on this Planet. and his Company is called "PILGRIMS PRIDE"??? wooooooowwww

    87. TheEngineered

      Incoming dick joke

    88. ExtremeTurtle

      That’s strange I do commercial roofing and any safety rule broken is 130k fine. We just had a guy fall of a roof. 40 feet. He broke both his arms and a few ribs. We got fined 150k

    89. Phoenix

      I've said it before and will say it again: if your place of work uses the exact same indoctrination language as a murder-suicide cult, ala "family", GET OUT. They will work you to death with no regard for anything except their own company's appearance.

    90. MrBogus213

      I live in the county in which the JBS plant is located. The vast majority of citizens here are absolutely brainwashed by the republican lie machine and their corporate overlords. It's genuinely sad and terrifying.

    91. sead facic

      Oh crap Jaime! Not you too?!??! Stop acting like you have live audience and start beiing your self. Just stop. Please.

    92. Jon Public

      Only the oligarchs will be able to eat real meat. The rest of us will eat processed soldier fly protein (maggots) or estrogen-saturated "Impossible Burgers" to neuter us. Welcome to the Reset.

    93. B b

      All because of illegals

      1. Has the High Ground

        If I may ask how?

    94. Cyrus Wu

      costco should kick tyson products

    95. pevitzachast

      Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

      1. Has the High Ground

        @PB & J a lot of people don’t understand what social justice mean and believe it to just be “those crazy leftist Karen’s” social justice is just treating people humanely and abiding by societal standards.

      2. PB & J

        As if calling out meat packing plants, for treating people inhumanely, isn't social justice

      3. Has the High Ground

        Well that’s his thing this what you’re watching now is social justice.

    96. davidveale24

      wow what a third world country

    97. Zachary Andrew

      I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

    98. Jacky Kong

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    99. Marina and The Devil

      Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

    100. texxx outlaw

      if anyone really cared they would just stop buying chicken. oh yeah you cant your eating that same chicken right no as you read this comment all greasy handed and shit.

      1. Ptao Tom

        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.