Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

21 feb 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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  • GOD BLESS AMERICA

    Steven EvansSteven EvansPred 15 minútami
  • 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 StatePred 54 minútami
  • 05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...

    BanXxX69BanXxX69Pred hodinou
  • I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

    Luis TarantiniLuis TarantiniPred hodinou
  • 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! :-)

    Drops2centsDrops2centsPred 2 hodinami
  • Thank God I'm not from the States😖

    BanefulLeaf xBanefulLeaf xPred 4 hodinami
  • When a company says we're family, RUN!

    BanefulLeaf xBanefulLeaf xPred 4 hodinami
  • 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 SontiPred 4 hodinami
  • 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 SayersPred 5 hodinami
  • John Oliver is garbage.

    Kyle KnightKyle KnightPred 6 hodinami
    • Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

      Cdsnz 23Cdsnz 23Pred 2 hodinami
    • @Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion

      Kyle KnightKyle KnightPred 3 hodinami
    • Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

      Anurag ChakrabortyAnurag ChakrabortyPred 3 hodinami
  • The US = 3rd world

    Fakn LarsFakn LarsPred 6 hodinami
  • You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂

    Meban KharkongorMeban KharkongorPred 6 hodinami
  • 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 CavaPred 6 hodinami
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  • Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

    Linda JohnLinda JohnPred 7 hodinami
  • 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 ThunderPred 7 hodinami
  • 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 VPred 8 hodinami
  • Is this still a comedy show?

    Bee VBee VPred 8 hodinami
  • I thought slavery was abolished in America 155 years ago? Some world leader😧😧😧😧😧😧

    Mamanicole IMamanicole IPred 9 hodinami
  • 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 SpinsterPred 9 hodinami
  • Do a segment on teacher’s union!

    Wayne TanWayne TanPred 11 hodinami
  • i watch this what can we do? instead of bozos storming the capital for stupid reasons storm the capital for reasons like this!

    SekaiSekaiPred 11 hodinami
  • John! Please cover the Myanmar situation, we all need to hear about it

    SemiEinsteinSemiEinsteinPred 13 hodinami
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    Agnes BurtonAgnes BurtonPred 13 hodinami
  • 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...

    DeepFried OhioGravyDeepFried OhioGravyPred 14 hodinami
  • 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.”

    Sandy DillerSandy DillerPred 14 hodinami
  • Foo

    1844junkercars1844junkercarsPred 15 hodinami
  • Sounds too much like my current factory job making FUCKING hot tubs/spas

    sasquatchizesasquatchizePred 15 hodinami
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    Trinity HopeTrinity HopePred 15 hodinami
  • I feel like there's a whole book about this...

    HohHochHohHochPred 16 hodinami
  • 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

    Bass LittleBass LittlePred 17 hodinami
  • 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.

    GreenDanGermanGreenDanGermanPred 18 hodinami
  • Nothing will happen

    BigPiece GamingBigPiece GamingPred 18 hodinami
  • Anything that has to do with meat is disgusting. Be it breeding, slaughter, packaging or whatever. All good reasons to stop eating meat.

    Gerhard AdlerGerhard AdlerPred 18 hodinami
  • 10:40 that guy looks like the whitest whitey mcWhitey Racist ever born on this Planet. and his Company is called "PILGRIMS PRIDE"??? wooooooowwww

    Johan KramerJohan KramerPred 19 hodinami
  • Incoming dick joke

    TheEngineeredTheEngineeredPred 19 hodinami
  • 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

    ExtremeTurtleExtremeTurtlePred 19 hodinami
  • 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.

    PhoenixPhoenixPred 19 hodinami
  • 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.

    MrBogus213MrBogus213Pred 20 hodinami
  • Oh crap Jaime! Not you too?!??! Stop acting like you have live audience and start beiing your self. Just stop. Please.

    sead facicsead facicPred 20 hodinami
  • 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.

    Jon PublicJon PublicPred 22 hodinami
  • All because of illegals

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    • If I may ask how?

      Has the High GroundHas the High GroundPred 14 hodinami
  • costco should kick tyson products

    Cyrus WuCyrus WuPred 22 hodinami
  • Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

    pevitzachastpevitzachastPred 23 hodinami
    • @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.

      Has the High GroundHas the High GroundPred hodinou
    • As if calling out meat packing plants, for treating people inhumanely, isn't social justice

      PB & JPB & JPred hodinou
    • Well that’s his thing this what you’re watching now is social justice.

      Has the High GroundHas the High GroundPred 14 hodinami
  • wow what a third world country

    davidveale24davidveale24Pred 23 hodinami
  • I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

    Zachary AndrewZachary AndrewPred 23 hodinami
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  • Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

    Marina and The DevilMarina and The DevilPred dňom
  • 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.

    texxx outlawtexxx outlawPred dňom
    • 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.

      Ptao TomPtao TomPred 23 hodinami
  • Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country

    tbailey264tbailey264Pred dňom
    • much.

      Ptao TomPtao TomPred 23 hodinami
  • The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!

    Lauren PauLauren PauPred dňom
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  • hi

    Merlin JaegerMerlin JaegerPred dňom
  • Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

    Matt MMatt MPred dňom
  • ...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh et.al whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄

    Naphtali MusnyamaNaphtali MusnyamaPred dňom
  • The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...

    Hellion SharkHellion SharkPred dňom
  • Dear Mr.Oliver. I have a favor to ask. I understand that in order to be popular in the "great" Britain and "the colonies" you need to dilute serious conversation by adding unfunny jokes every 30 seconds (yes, go ahead, viewers, CHECK). Unfortunately, I have come to like your videos, but, fortunately, I'm neither a brit nor a yank (neither are you, they WILL hang you by the neck one day). Is there any chance you could add a special montage of your videos WITHOUT those every-30-seconds stupid jokes, for people from countries where intellect is not considered a symptom of communist satanism? Thank you.

    Maloy7800Maloy7800Pred dňom
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  • just like, close the usa down at this point

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  • I'm sorry, did he say that the weapon that killed an unarmed underaged was up for auction? Flag that auction for fktards will apply.

    Dave lonDave lonPred dňom
  • Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.

    Ryan KarlRyan KarlPred dňom
  • Sad that this is everywhere. Got a serious neck injury from a machine at a warehouse and was forced to sign a release to get back to work. At barely a living wage... I couldn't afford the time off so signed away my rights to keep a roof over my head. At another warehouse different company, while assembling cheap bbq grills the drill slipped (cheap alloy screw bent/broke) and went right through my hand. Scrubbed out the debris, band aids on both sides since it went straight through, took a day off to keep injury minimally clean but if I went to a doc seeking relief I would be released. For this one I took the loss and saw the doc. Both injuries have come back in bad ways but what am I to do? Keep your head down and keep working if you want a paycheck. I can't afford more medical bills that I can't pay off in this lifetime. This is everywhere. Corporations have taken too much.

    J LafoJ LafoPred dňom
  • 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.

    dondorondondoronPred dňom
  • So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.

    mizzury54mizzury54Pred dňom
    • No, probably not, born and raised in Wa State, and my son worked, for a beef packing plant. He said that is exactly how it is. I am so glad he doesnt work there anymore.

      PB & JPB & JPred dňom
  • There was a great reason why we didn't allow industry monopolies. Our politicians and their pets are factory farming animals, workers and NOW OUR ELDERS!

    Alison LoyAlison LoyPred dňom
  • I don’t see anything wrong with betting on a number. The lottery does it. Sports bets involve two numbers. As long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number, other than ‘downward as much as possible’, what’s the big deal? Not giving adequate breaks? THERE’S your problem!

    Bertrand ZerpersandeBertrand ZerpersandePred dňom
    • @PB & J You continue to rant about moral character and yet support it with nothing other that an alternative spelling for a common fruit. Placing a bet on a number that one has no control over and doesn’t even attempted control is no different from betting on a roulette wheel or the guessing a lottery number. Insurance companies make millions of dollars ‘betting’ on your health and/or longevity. Want deplorable behavior? Let them deny your claim after taking your money. Go whine to somebody that gives a shit what you think.

      Bertrand ZerpersandeBertrand ZerpersandePred hodinou
    • @Bertrand Zerpersande: Tomatoes, tomatos, what's the difference, right? The lottery has nothing to do with placing bets on human lives. If you were not being facetious, you've got a low moral character.

      PB & JPB & JPred hodinou
    • @Anurag Chakraborty I would agree that making changes to working conditions in order to win a bet would be demented. And if you were to actually READ my comment you will see that I said betting on a number would be okay ‘as long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number’. Making such a bet is exactly the same thing insurance companies do when the sell you insurance. They are making wagers on a your health. Based on statistics. And THEY cheat because the put a 8spread’ on those bets and as a whole THEY DON’T LOSE! Your comment demonstrates nothing other than you don’t pay attention.

      Bertrand ZerpersandeBertrand ZerpersandePred 2 hodinami
    • Say an executive betted that more than 2000 workers would fall ill. Then say he lifted safety measures so that 2000 workers would easily fall ill and he would win his bet. This of course is shocking, because the people in power are endangering lives just so that they can win in an f***ing demented 'bet'.

      Anurag ChakrabortyAnurag ChakrabortyPred 3 hodinami
    • @PB & J Nope, making a wager on a number, a number which is not going to change due to the bet having been made, hurts no one. Except the feelings of overly sensitive wushes.

      Bertrand ZerpersandeBertrand ZerpersandePred dňom
  • Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

    ShadoeLandmanShadoeLandmanPred dňom
  • 12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .

    2Stonefly2StoneflyPred dňom
  • My Mom, at 16 year old, worked in a chicken processing factory back in the 1960's. To this day, she still hates eating chicken.

    2Stonefly2StoneflyPred dňom
  • We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

    Justin HopkinsJustin HopkinsPred dňom
  • I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.

    Jimmy WebbJimmy WebbPred dňom
  • Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy f*cks.

    Harpastan ManHarpastan ManPred dňom
    • @Harpastan Man I mean he isn't wrong about the things he says but I still dislike him.

      ZuaxnZuaxnPred 7 hodinami
    • @Zuaxn then why do you even watch his videos if you don't like him? He still gets money from your views. And his team does research on all their content.

      Harpastan ManHarpastan ManPred 7 hodinami
    • Nah i disliked bc i don't like John Oliver that's why i disliked

      ZuaxnZuaxnPred 8 hodinami
  • Going Keto, you eat more meat fat which is more filling, less lean meat, less processed meat, spend less money on meat so you can afford to buy organic meats from local ranchers you know and trust, and lose weight without going hungry.

    BellesativaBellesativaPred dňom
  • No one wants to talk about how there’s only enough beef to supply 60% of what we’re eating there’s not enough beef on this planet to support the United States so 40% of your burger is a protein substance filler what is the filler do you know McDonald’s has their scientists who genetically make their meat taste good and add flavor they admit this what’s the flavor human DNA cow do you neither growing proteins Slery but from who and from what

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  • Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.

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    • 100%

      Lisa JohnsonLisa JohnsonPred dňom
  • It's stuff like this that makes me feel ashamed to be called an American. I really hope I die in another country so I don't have to make my family visit America to see me.

    Rikki SlonceRikki SloncePred dňom
  • Sad thing is this is how it goes at any company with divided corporate and physical labor. Send the desk jockeys on 10 vacations a year while the people on the line can't take 1 sick day.

    dirtbag1713dirtbag1713Pred dňom
  • Well, still better than factories in China🤷

    Liberty SpringsLiberty SpringsPred dňom
  • Simple: stop eating meat.

    Over ToastedOver ToastedPred dňom
  • So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?

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  • I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver

    Stragos SlizenbergStragos SlizenbergPred dňom
  • Just Go Vegan

    Bryan TorresdeyBryan TorresdeyPred dňom
  • No context given on the number of employees at the factories. How do we know the % of employees contracting the & dying from the virus is more than the average for the state/country? It's numbers taken out of context.

    Dimitar DimitrovDimitar DimitrovPred dňom
    • @Vaya Notaro but that's how he framed it. I want to make that conclusion on my own. I'm not saying the video is a scam, just that it could be presented a bit more independent manner

      Dimitar DimitrovDimitar DimitrovPred dňom
    • well I feel like the fact that they're all in close proximity to each other, with no bathroom breaks, and what seems like an already unhygienic workplace- could result to something over the national average

      Vaya NotaroVaya NotaroPred dňom
  • These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.

    KaiannanthiKaiannanthiPred dňom
  • It occurs to me that America is self-destructing... we need to spend money to solve problems but trust in the government is so low we dont really feel confident trusting them with the money.

    Smunstu StinkymonsterSmunstu StinkymonsterPred dňom
  • The fuck happened to Teddy Roosevelt's laws for worker safety and such in the meat packing industry. It was bad then too. He reformed laws and created laws because body parts and such were found in meat packages etc. He did this after reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.. The fuck happened?

    Teresa KusicTeresa KusicPred dňom
  • Chinees company's own some of these?

    HelixdragonHelixdragonPred dňom
  • It's sad that America's meat is owned by China and Brazil..

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  • Friendly reminder that every single problem John listed in this video is caused by metastasized capitalism.

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  • John Oliver a twat

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  • It does not surprise me and yet the poor earning repub thinks this is fine. If people, who can, would quit voting for corporation control this could be stopped.

    Carole TrappCarole TrappPred dňom
  • Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.

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  • Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.

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