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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  • I buy my meat halal, alhamdulillah

    Aziz AbbasAziz Abbas32 րոպե առաջ
  • And when all of this is done, and the price of meat doubles or triples, and Americans eat less meat, we'll have not just safer meatpacking workers, but we'll also have done something about climate change.

    Jeff GoddinJeff Goddin56 րոպե առաջ
  • Before you have a night of fun, remember that a pervy owl is always watching. Just.... watching.

    twiggimmapiggustwiggimmapiggus58 րոպե առաջ
  • a few managers of a company added money and levity to a deathly pandemic. wow tyson is terrible amiright/s. gtfoh what does that have to do with anything.

    Kevin McKeeKevin McKeeԺամ առաջ
  • we should stop buying meat!

    Alex CioAlex CioԺամ առաջ
  • So meatless meat can change this?

    wiltbradleywiltbradleyԺամ առաջ
  • the same humans that go and work for this shit and eat this shit are the same ones asking for change but it's quite obvious their actions show otherwise(and that applies to all industries) .. looking at people and their personal motives is like watching addicts telling everyone one the conditions they do their dope in is extremely poor no never mind they need to stop the dope addiction aka industrial farming in the first place LMFAO there is much to be said for people willing to buy the rope to hang themselves with..

    48 laws48 lawsԺամ առաջ
  • at 7:39min his eyes look like they glow from the reflection in his glasses, like he's finally done with all the bullshit

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  • The Tyson at Loangsport IN had a man killing pics for a little over a year when in paper max is 3 months because the person who is killing the pigs may develop seriousness mental illnesses. Yes it is a sponsorship town in rural .No they don't care Screening is a literal Bitsh aiming to hire the lowest IQ.

    N9BreakerN9BreakerԺամ առաջ
  • And keep in mind that a Covid relief bill wasn't passed at the end of the last administration because Mitch McConnell wanted to add additional protection for employers who get sued by employees who contract Covid at work. Lack of regulation helps the super rich to squeeze what little remains to squeeze out of the rest of us. And we vote for these people. It's surreal.

    Farrah UpsonFarrah UpsonԺամ առաջ
  • I wouldn't mind paying more for chicken. I am slowly phasing beef and pork out of my diet.

    Egg SandwichEgg SandwichԺամ առաջ
  • Like if Family is #1

    N9BreakerN9Breaker2 ժամ առաջ
  • Fishing for new material? Trump is not the president any more, so you cannot talk about him...

    WarBerJr02WarBerJr022 ժամ առաջ
  • Every plant and industrial production site should have an assigned at least one on-site inspector, and those inspectors should be rotated every week. The industries involved should be required to pay, out of their gross profits, the costs of maintaining the inspections, including salaries.

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  • 11:25 Who else thought that was Newt Gingrich's shrunken head?

    Ken BobKen Bob2 ժամ առաջ
  • O' say does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er the land ruled by greed, and the home of the slave?

    hisxmarkhisxmark2 ժամ առաջ
  • I work for Hello Fresh and I can tell you personally it is highly comparable to this. We actually just got a in faculty nurse last week. No other episode hit as personally as this one.

    Priscilla PerezPriscilla Perez2 ժամ առաջ
  • No call to action at the end, surprising

    France AuroraFrance Aurora2 ժամ առաջ
  • Guess what-all multinational companies operate this way. I worked for del monte tomato processing plant in HS. It was the same type of working conditions targeting immigrants, conditions were terrible but there was little else. That’s why it’s so important to support your local farmers

    Aileen O'RourkeAileen O'Rourke2 ժամ առաջ
    • Hello Aileen. How are you doing?

      Ryker HoffmanRyker Hoffman36 վայրկյան առաջ
  • We need to make sure this show stay around and continues to operate to bring light to our society...

    Filbert ShiFilbert Shi3 ժամ առաջ
  • Welcome to Capitalism. The ideology where greed is good and everything and everyone is a disposable resource.

    Toc -Toc -3 ժամ առաջ
  • And America disses China for " human rights violations" time to stop the hypocrisy

    Ranjit ChakravartyRanjit Chakravarty3 ժամ առաջ
  • I'll never buy Tyson or Pilgrims Pride ever again.

    V SV S3 ժամ առաջ
  • They are a family just a abusive family

    and hidand hid3 ժամ առաջ
  • Need to bring back butchers..

    greg berndtgreg berndt3 ժամ առաջ
  • These people do not understand how the manufacturing lines work. One worked does not process the whole 45 pcs during one minute but rather he or she does only their part in this process, which can be cutting off a leg or the wing and such. It's like saying that GM's factory makes one car per minute and attributing that to one single worker. It doesn't work like that. Now, if they can't get a bathroom break, that's a shame though. That's not right

    YEAH RIGHTYEAH RIGHT4 ժամ առաջ
  • more people need to become vegetarians

    joejt09joejt094 ժամ առաջ
    • just a step

      Don'tSpikeMyDrinkDon'tSpikeMyDrink2 ժամ առաջ
  • we should stop thinking that this is the greatest country in the world.

    Kikko MKikko M4 ժամ առաջ
  • Another reason not to eat meat loll

    Jane DoeJane Doe4 ժամ առաջ
  • Go go you Jhon

    Andis LezdinsAndis Lezdins5 ժամ առաջ
  • Hi good morning beautiful nice day

    Shahbaz ahmedShahbaz ahmed5 ժամ առաջ
  • y u brit bro

    dawid pionkdawid pionk5 ժամ առաջ
  • sometimes i really wonder why John wanted to immigrate to America of all places

    HenryHenry5 ժամ առաջ
  • solution...Boycott these companies.

    SalSal5 ժամ առաջ
  • This is a third world country

    L33tspeakL33tspeak5 ժամ առաջ
  • USA - The land of the free "Slaves"

    John SmithJohn Smith5 ժամ առաջ
  • They open a lot of these centers in rural areas where there aren't any other jobs.

    Meadow RaeMeadow Rae6 ժամ առաջ
  • Go Veggy 👍🥦🫐🍚

    MadGrubbleMadGrubble6 ժամ առաջ
  • Once again I'm so happy I don't live in America

    I GI G6 ժամ առաջ
  • The ironi of unfiar condetion for workers that are killing animals. In are place called slaughterhouse. Just let that sink for a min.

    Maldini MaldiniMaldini Maldini6 ժամ առաջ
  • Stories like this make me want to go vegan - and then I learn how agricultural workers are treated, or how my clothes are made. Time to go live in a forest naked foraging for nuts and berries - that is until developers level the forest. ☹ 🔫

    Lipstick VenusLipstick Venus6 ժամ առաջ
  • Oliver is so lame.

    Sebastian WilsonSebastian Wilson6 ժամ առաջ
  • The best country of the world? Dream on!

    Roland KölzerRoland Kölzer6 ժամ առաջ
  • Well, and here i complain about my work conditions lol... is like 100 times better then these US workers have. Sucks to be murican~

    Cherry DragonCherry Dragon6 ժամ առաջ
  • USA citizens are being poisoned in so many ways. If the food, air and/or water does not kill us, the vaccines and medications (and most doctors) will. Why is no one alarmed that doctors 'practice' medicine or that the symbol for medicine is a snake? They are putting what they are right in our faces. A physician's asst student told my friend, 'the best way to stay healthy is to not go to a doctor for any reason.' Two very close relatives of mine are case managers/RNs for a very well known health insurance company; neither go to doctors. All of this speaks volumes to me.

    Truth MattersTruth Matters6 ժամ առաջ
    • I hope you're joking. Why don't you take a look at the average life expectancy? It's only going up bud, and it's not because people have gone to doctors less. In fact, life expectancy is directly linked to how often you check up. Japan, one of the healthies countries has one of the highest doctor visits per capita, the US is bottom rung. And the symbol of a snake for medicine goes back to the ancient greeks, WAY before the Jews introduced the snake as evil/a deceiver. Educate yourself

      viktor1496viktor14963 ժամ առաջ
  • Ah john oliver your show is so good hbo gave it to youtube for nothing. You did some good work in the show community.

    Dan LarsenDan Larsen6 ժամ առաջ
  • so glad you are back Mr. Oliver

    Truth MattersTruth Matters6 ժամ առաջ
  • Read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    Gratitude AlwaysGratitude Always7 ժամ առաջ
  • Not just USA, similar situations in Europe. I am not a vegetarian but I rarely overcome my conscience and buy meat.

    John AnthonyJohn Anthony7 ժամ առաջ
    • And you think these practices are unique to the meat industry? Oh please, take a look at workers conditions on the soy plantations.... corporate greed exists among all food products.

      viktor1496viktor14963 ժամ առաջ
  • Reminds me of futurama... "I don't think of this as a business. I think of it as a source of cheap labor. Like a family."

    Darklight PrancerDarklight Prancer7 ժամ առաջ
  • At least he didn't crap in the glove.

    Gratitude AlwaysGratitude Always7 ժամ առաջ
  • @lastweektonight Can you please make one more episode on India, modi, farmer’s ongoing protest, biased media there and effects of tweets from Greta, Rihanna. Jailing Disha Ravi for making toolkit. They BJP AND ITS SUPPORTS. Went all in attack on this 22 years old activist. Plz plz make an episode, we will need outside help to stop the tyranny in India.

    commonbapucommonbapu7 ժամ առաջ
  • Me: Hey John the sky is blue, but only during the day. John: Holy shit!

    AJSteelSDMFAJSteelSDMF7 ժամ առաջ
  • Please John do another segment on Mexico, our current government is a comedic gold mine, from the way they’re handling the pandemic to their infrastructure “projects” to raffling the presidential airplane to supporting a RAPIST as a candidate for governor I really wish I was making this stuff up

    l3moh94l3moh947 ժամ առաջ
  • One of my friends works in one of these places, and I worry about him every day. I feel like this video was just barely scratching how bad it is in there. My friend made a comment about counting his days once, and I can't forget it.

    KattywampusKattywampus7 ժամ առաջ
  • If work is that bad, why still work there though ??

    imp3r1alximp3r1alx7 ժամ առաջ
    • @viktor1496 if there are no other work.. than don't work for em ?? i mean.. how come they can live their life before the factories come in ?? i really don't get it, if this is so bad.. like the worst there is.. than being a farmer might not be so bad.. oh don't say cause they dont any land.. cause they at least have a house right ??

      imp3r1alximp3r1alx2 ժամ առաջ
    • @Gratitude Always Oh if the answer is cause people need the work and money.. that's not what i'm asking

      imp3r1alximp3r1alx2 ժամ առաջ
    • Because these factories are put into regions with high unemployment and over abundance of cheap labor. Often there IS no other work, not everyone is blessed with a college degree and the ability to change jobs whenever they want. Just because a job can be done by anyone, doesn't mean that the working conditions shouldn't be humane. Otherwise why don't we go back to factory conditions in the 19th century eh?

      viktor1496viktor14963 ժամ առաջ
    • THINK !!

      Gratitude AlwaysGratitude Always7 ժամ առաջ
  • I think it's a shittt job but it has to done and must feed the country.

    Edward VotelEdward Votel7 ժամ առաջ
  • You should do an episode on 2600 magazine and how it effected hacking, coding, and the internet today. Don't forget the l0pht.

    David MiscaviageDavid Miscaviage7 ժամ առաջ
  • "Our company is more like a family" is code for "we're gonna fuck you over. hard."

    Jordan GladneyJordan Gladney7 ժամ առաջ
  • When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.

    Ptao TomPtao Tom8 ժամ առաջ
  • These conditions are happening in other food manufacturing plants including those that pack frozen dinners and veggies. Avoid all processed foods as much as you can.

    No commentNo comment8 ժամ առաջ
  • More and more I learn about USA it feels more and more a third world country.

    redX111tredX111t8 ժամ առաջ
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    JayCao RacingJayCao Racing8 ժամ առաջ
    • MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.

      Ptao TomPtao Tom8 ժամ առաջ
  • John Oliver is a meat packer.

    Taran topnessTaran topness8 ժամ առաջ
  • These problems are not exclusive to meatpacking. People in this country seriously don't understand what the price of their convenience is...

    Joseph GoodenJoseph Gooden8 ժամ առաջ
  • Casino workers should all have lawsuits but nope, trump put laws in place to protect them and tell them they can do whatever they want, since he owns casino's

    Strife The WiseStrife The Wise8 ժամ առաջ
  • This is literally what the entire book ,*The Jungle* was about. Glad to see 1906 is making a come back.

    PragueFashionScenePragueFashionScene9 ժամ առաջ
  • Open borders will solve all this. They need to change jobs to solar panel manufacturing.

    Andrin PoopfongAndrin Poopfong9 ժամ առաջ
  • The dusty body previously copy because suggestion interspecifically found except a slimy vision. crabby, bewildered maple

    Brock LengerBrock Lenger9 ժամ առաջ
  • Seeing who they hire and looking at the amount of black & hispanic employees, perhaps the root of it all are the police and justice system. Progress remains too slow.

    LÆVISLÆVIS9 ժամ առաջ
  • "What can we do?" Maybe, just maybe, stop eating animals should be a good idea?

    Vegano VitorVegano Vitor9 ժամ առաջ
    • These industries just supply the demand of people buying meat. No demand, no supply.

      Some GuySome Guy8 ժամ առաջ
    • One more reason we should all be vegan.

      Some GuySome Guy8 ժամ առաջ
    • well, I'm afraid this might be the last thing the absolute majority of people wanna be reminded of. And since John Oliver wants his show to be kept crowd pleasing he won't mention it either...

      Osc1llate W1ldlyOsc1llate W1ldly9 ժամ առաջ
  • Humor is the new logic.

    Bern VigzBern Vigz9 ժամ առաջ
  • WHO WOULD IMAGINE THAT COMPANIES THAT KILL BILLIONS OF ANIMALS EVERY YEAR COULD BE SO UNETHICAL RIGHT?!??!!?

    Vegano VitorVegano Vitor9 ժամ առաջ
    • like your sarcasm and very valid point mate!

      Osc1llate W1ldlyOsc1llate W1ldly9 ժամ առաջ
  • Pipe down on the sexual jokes, they are unnecessary and not funny.

    Peter MwauraPeter Mwaura9 ժամ առաջ
  • It's no secret how dirty the meat industry is, so why not just go vegan?

    Daniel ValerioDaniel Valerio9 ժամ առաջ
    • because most people simply don't care (enough to stop being unkind to animals)

      Osc1llate W1ldlyOsc1llate W1ldly9 ժամ առաջ
  • I always roll my eyes whenever I see company propaganda claiming that their workers are "family" while underpaying their staff and generally not giving a fuck about their workers. This has been true at every single companies I work at including my current one.

    Awkward GamingAwkward Gaming10 ժամ առաջ
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    Delila MctagueDelila Mctague10 ժամ առաջ
  • MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.

    Jake OffenhymerJake Offenhymer10 ժամ առաջ
  • Am I even legally allowed to say this? Why don't we just "get rid of" these monsters? Pretty sure you've forfeited your right to live when your favorite hobby is collecting money off the pain, and literal mortality, of others.

    RoxxyKaosRoxxyKaos10 ժամ առաջ
  • This is pretty much true of most production work: I started a factory job last Fall and didn't last 2 weeks. I shat myself because there was no one to substitute for me. We were taking staggered breaks to catch up on backlog and working through "normal" break-time. I've gotta go, I look out and there are no blue-shirts, nobody; they're all on break. When I would get home, I'd open the car door and move to try & get out... body don't work. And instead, I'd just flop back in the seat and sleep in the car. About a week and a half in, I can't take this anymore. I'm letting the team down, I can't keep up, I'm getting buried.

    rswingmanrswingman10 ժամ առաջ
  • Oliver knows all about meat packing 😏

    lob sterlob ster10 ժամ առաջ
  • BIG SOLUTION: How about you just stop buying the shit that kills you anyway!

    Vokul MarcusVokul Marcus10 ժամ առաջ
  • No wonder capitalism started with the conveyor belt. When profits are based on reducing time, and when time is more important than people.

    Ankit PareekAnkit Pareek10 ժամ առաջ
  • When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.

    senni bgonsenni bgon10 ժամ առաջ
  • The betting pool is hilarious. I would have thrown in my money. John... not so funny. Just terrible at irony, allegory, anachronism, metaphors, imagery and humor. I want my time back but the worth of watching this video is less than two rat craps.

    Steve PuskaricSteve Puskaric10 ժամ առաջ
  • Keep eating cheap meat, this is important to keep up our Western Lifestyle!

    Irgendwie AndersIrgendwie Anders10 ժամ առաջ
    • @senni bgon And enjoy all the cheap produce that the bare-footed, uneducated masses prepare for us!

      Irgendwie AndersIrgendwie Anders10 ժամ առաջ
    • What can we do? Get a good education so you don't work in a shit job.

      senni bgonsenni bgon10 ժամ առաջ
  • The cute storm intradurally part because mechanic perinatally question from a one bit. quizzical, obese uganda

    Kenny PlanterKenny Planter11 ժամ առաջ
  • Don’t eat meat. If you do, don’t eat much, and buy it from a small, reputable farm. Or, better yet, hunt it yourself.

    B izichyldB izichyld11 ժամ առաջ
  • I literally stoped buying all Tyson products after the betting pool hit the news. No, firing them doesn't fix anything, how do you hire that many psychopaths in the first place. At the very least, it was already acceptable behavior in your corporate culture. I generally avoid Texas made products as the only reason companies move there is because the state doesn't enforce employee rights. Be wary of any company relocating there, they're avoiding standards along with taxes.

    Lindsey CostaLindsey Costa11 ժամ առաջ
  • Corporate fines should always be assayed as a percentage of total company revenue. The minimum fine for a non-accidental violation of a law or rule should be 1% and the maximum should be 100%. Certain types of violation should come with a mandatory minimum level of fine. For example if they cause a fatality through a previously known but not fixed safety hazard they should have to pay 10% of revenue or a hundred thousand dollars, whichever is greater. If they expose a bunch of employees to known chemical hazards without informing them or providing them with safety equipment and they get seriously sick; 50% or a million, whichever hurts the CEOs bonuses the most. Oh, and the should be a law in place that no company executive can get a bonus in a year where the company has been fined a percentage of their revenue. Maybe also force them to move the maximum amount of money that they could be fined into escrow whilst the company is defending their actions in court, that way it hurts as much as possible as soon as possible and might cause companies to want a speedy trial, thus keeping costs down for the agency issuing the fine. No need to waste taxpayer money after all.

    Magnus BergnerMagnus Bergner11 ժամ առաջ
  • Maybe Tyson meat is made from mutant guenie pigs....

    HymedudeHymedude11 ժամ առաջ
  • looks a lot like a market regulating itself...

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    Marlin RecordMarlin Record11 ժամ առաջ
  • Thank u Mr Trump

    Jay ZamoraJay Zamora11 ժամ առաջ
  • eat the rich

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  • And its go boys go they'll time your every breath, and every day your in this place you're two days nearer death...

    Doom 'N GloomDoom 'N Gloom11 ժամ առաջ
  • Plz do a piece on CPAC 2021 LMAOO

    Ishan ParasherIshan Parasher11 ժամ առաջ
  • We all have a role to play in this world we live in today. God tells me this is no accident what's happening in the world around us right now. These are the plagues and the end times

    Catharine DonofrioCatharine Donofrio12 ժամ առաջ
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