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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  • William Allende
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    What's more disgusting is the sell-out politicians with easy lives that let this happen.

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  • Derek L
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    upton sinclair literally wrote the book on this over 100 years ago and it's still this bad

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  • marty martyn
    marty martyn26 דקות לפני

    I remember the book published in 2001, Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal. It addressed similar issues & food quality in America. Sadly, not much has changed.

  • William Allende
    William Allende28 דקות לפני

    This would work all well and good if companies hadn't since the time of Reagan being withering down on employees rights by buying legislation, congressman, senators, and presidents.

  • Ka-Pow!
    Ka-Pow!44 דקות לפני

    @ 1:45 We have to protect our Team Members, the meatpacking rep said. Was he one of the ones who lobbied for workers to be ineligible for their unemployment benefits if they believed the workplace was unsafe? Or was he one of the managers who placed bets on which worked would get Covid and die? Fuck that guy, and his industry.

  • Eva & Stu
    Eva & Stu46 דקות לפני

    OSHA where you at?

  • MsZephyra
    MsZephyra52 דקות לפני

    I knew I'd have to brace myself for this one. The blatant disregard for human rights and the extreme injustice and inequality makes my blood boil. We need to get money the hell out of politics NOW to have any hope of decent transparency and accountability.

  • Drew Blank
    Drew Blank53 דקות לפני

    This is why I kill Butcher and harvest my own meat

  • Sergio Ramos
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    This reminded my of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

  • Mr Drone
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    So Mr. Oliver if I were a millionaire I would not mind paying $8 a pound for chicken. The person who complains without proposing a solution is just bitching. Please offer a solution instead of complaining. Let's do a thought experiment. Let's say there are 10 workers per line, basically 5 per side of the production line. Because of social distancing there are only two workers per line instead. Is the price of chicken going to go down, remain the same, or go up. Of course the price will increase due to the reduced amount of chickens being produced for consumption. Let's also include the maintenance workers who are present every day and night working who also have to socially distance while working together. Sounds like a contradiction? It is. John wants to complain about the working conditions for people and yet does nothing...... besides complain for a profit. 📈

  • Meghan hm
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    Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.

  • Meghan hm
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    Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.

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    Rip 🙏

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    I knew that sam'o'nella video would come in handy!

  • Веско Динев
    Веско Динев2 שעות לפני

    Hey. HEY. Don’t kink shame. If a man enjoys paintings of fowl play, there’s nothing wrong with that. If your painting of rats fucking is okay, then so is this. I’m disappointed in you, John.

  • halukgulx
    halukgulx2 שעות לפני

    try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that will one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appaulingly your company treats their workers in it's factories in a live show. - saving it for future me

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  • Henry Coker
    Henry Coker4 שעות לפני

    Hell no I wish my bosses would try to stop me from going to the bathroom or taking my breaks trust they got no problem with you skipping though & you get nothing if maybe a pat on the back & over look for jobs you know how to do

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    Awe that sounds like them too... I don't have any proof but...come on

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    liaku255 שעות לפני

    I can always count on this show to remind me why we need to start moving past capitalism.

  • Josh
    Josh5 שעות לפני

    I will say this, they shouldn't have to wear diapers or anything, but like, diapers take away Urine from your skin like immediately, and are fairly sanity, we wouldn't put them on babies if they weren't, not saying its okay but like just find the trope of "diapers are gross" kinda weird

  • Scott Lee Clayton
    Scott Lee Clayton6 שעות לפני

    WTF!!! is that advert!??

  • PrometheusV
    PrometheusV6 שעות לפני

    Wow, in germany we have the EXACT same problem. Down to the T

  • Fred Shred
    Fred Shred7 שעות לפני

    4.9k didn't like this, wtf is wrong with you? you think this is untrue or that its a normal way to work?

  • coochie connoisseur
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    I thought this whole episode was about me😎

  • Grogu Djarin
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    Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.

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  • Kay Lyon
    Kay Lyon8 שעות לפני

    Want to change this fast? Boycott the damn industry. Stop PAYING them to treat their employees like dispensable pieces of crap and stop the torture of millions of animals. YOU PAY THEM TO DO THIS! Only YOU can prevent it!

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    2:11 this isn't even funny, it is sad to see that your family is so dysfunctional that you value these before your family, get some help

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    Why is this cringy cancer of a comedy in my recommendations youtube

  • Marten Algra
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    Screw using animal products go vegan

  • Towkeeyoh
    Towkeeyoh11 שעות לפני

    Welcome back to Last Week Tonight where a British guy yet again, tries to save America from itself.

  • Jan Rei
    Jan Rei11 שעות לפני

    So the US is officially back in the 1900 era of worker rights movements. Fantastic.

  • Jan Ebrard
    Jan Ebrard12 שעות לפני

    When you make a rule that says all work injuries need to be reported, you get complaints of government overreach because sometimes of course the injury IS just treatable with a band-aid. But if you don't do that, companies will just exploit the loophole and treat everything with a band-aid to avoid reporting. Absolutely disgusting.

  • Cre Henge
    Cre Henge12 שעות לפני

    Proud to be a vegan, but not as Proud as not being an American xD

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  • neil nelson
    neil nelson12 שעות לפני

    And Americans ridicule Chinese companies and its people as if they have better working standards, yet they both have the same poor working and business culture.

  • Rocky ROCKS
    Rocky ROCKS13 שעות לפני

    This is literally my 1st time watching John Oliver and TBH he is absolutely amazing. Not a beep irritating my ears.

  • Noah Karpinski
    Noah Karpinski13 שעות לפני

    Factory worker here Another fun game management likes is even in states that have legalized weed, you can still be subjected to urine tests and they can fire you if you have weed in your system (even if you're not high on the job or have a medical card) Of course, they only test people after they've gotten into accidents.

  • Kosmicpower
    Kosmicpower14 שעות לפני

    People with limited intelligence, and their disease spreading, blabbering. It's like I need a new cave and better ways.

  • Truth Seeker
    Truth Seeker15 שעות לפני

    They should use those glove boxes user for handling nuclear material

  • Thank you
    Thank you15 שעות לפני

    Lol people saying this is the reason to become vegan the agricultural industry isn't any better

  • John Wolf2
    John Wolf215 שעות לפני

    Almost all of those workers are Illegal Aliens. Just what you want; a former ISIS guy handling your food. Buy local... only.

  • Daniel Miller
    Daniel Miller15 שעות לפני

    royal caribbean fired me but it's okay...... cheryl vanni. there is always suicide. hey does anyone ever remember talking to a DANIEL FROM OREGON. I HAVE A KNIFE AND A BOTTLE OF PILLS AND A BOTTLE OF BLOOD RED WINE> amber tierney

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  • 3rdaxis
    3rdaxis16 שעות לפני

    Hey John. Maybe we should be talking about everything that Joe Biden promised us in his campaign like um... THE FUCKING $2000 STIMULOUS CHECK??!!??!! Just for fucking starters...

  • Nathan J
    Nathan J16 שעות לפני

    Solution stop eating meat. Its bad for the environment bad for your health and inhumane.. Just stop

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    Fernando Chairez16 שעות לפני

    Subtle innuendo for cannibalism.

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  • Paul Action
    Paul Action18 שעות לפני

    If they don't like the work. They can leave... You know that concept of free choice?

  • Paul Action

    Paul Action

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    @Anurag Chakraborty .. they interviewed, knew the conditions, knew the hours and knew the wages.

  • Anurag Chakraborty

    Anurag Chakraborty

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    Yeah, leave the job and end up with no money, and when you need a stimulus check to get through, you are told by rich people that you do not need it.

  • ike eki
    ike eki20 שעות לפני

    it is easy to avoid meat. we must reduce meat consumption: if you cannot eliminate meat from your diet, boycott companies like Tyson that hurt permanently disable their employees so badly.

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    Raj Kro22 שעות לפני

    this is a waste of time

  • Jernej Demšar
    Jernej Demšar22 שעות לפני

    The more the sociopath, the better the capitalist. Sociopathy should find its way on a list or two.

  • Pascal Gienger
    Pascal Gienger22 שעות לפני

    "The US has such bad meat packing workers conditions" Germany with Tönnies: *Hold my beer..."

  • Gue
    Gue22 שעות לפני

    Since you are now family, I'm expecting you to work for free. /s

  • Sam
    Sam23 שעות לפני

    The documentary "Holy Chicken" ties into this very well. Fuck big chicken

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    Osama Samaha23 שעות לפני

    Jason sent me!

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    Deb J23 שעות לפני

    Shut them down. #endspeciesism

  • lawrence goonan
    lawrence goonan23 שעות לפני

    I'm definitely switching to beyond meat now. Thanks John. Love ya

  • Kly
    Klyיום לפני

    Yeah I stopped watching after the Texas worker comp stuff. That level of exploitation is beyond ridiculous.

  • Bijoy Roychowdhury
    Bijoy Roychowdhuryיום לפני

    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.

  • M Balazs
    M Balazsיום לפני

    18:20 conclusion question should be is this really 2021 nor 1890?

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    Kevin Mungerיום לפני

    It is scary to think about people whom don't know the meaning of ....

  • Hope Canaday
    Hope Canadayיום לפני

    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!

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  • DoubleComplex
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    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

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    niduoe stre

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    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?

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    dumpster fire america. start a war and china will invade you instant.

  • Justin Opperman
    Justin Oppermanיום לפני

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

  • TomyLobo
    TomyLoboיום לפני

    Americans, this is why your chicken are chlorinated and why we don't want them.

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

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    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.

  • Nicolin Rucker
    Nicolin Ruckerיום לפני

    Me:wait, why would immigrants be reluctant to report problems with employment... ohhhh, he means "undocumented immigrants"... right.

  • Danny Beane
    Danny Beaneיום לפני

    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.

  • Dave Neave
    Dave Neaveיום לפני

    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

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