Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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9 күн бұрын

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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Nen 18 минут бұрын
The American dream only happens while alseep.
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Shawn Cole Standiford
Shawn Cole Standiford 25 минут бұрын
Why is it that the most toxic places to work use the term 'family'? Has any good ever come from it other than an expectation of cult-like adherence to the insane politics of a messed up workplace?
Mara Singer
Mara Singer 30 минут бұрын
I feel like we should start sending raisin bombers to the USA. they're obviously a country in crisis.
Jack Walker
Jack Walker 33 минут бұрын
Covid is a serious wake up call that our country is just as fucked up as the 3rd world countries we exploit.
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Age of Reason
Age of Reason Сағат бұрын
American is a lost cause. It's over.
Linescrew1 Сағат бұрын
Next we will discover the vegetable packing industry is worse!
Liam Manning
Liam Manning 2 сағат бұрын
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Yvette Newell
Yvette Newell 2 сағат бұрын
I wasn’t sure whether to like or dislike. The information was invaluable but . . . DAMN😡🤬🤯
W Martinez
W Martinez 3 сағат бұрын
Many immigrants we dont find too bad because it's good job compared
L J 4 сағат бұрын
Amazon does the same thing, if you get hurt you go to their amcare and see if they can help you first. The workers comp doctors are so bad.
Jake Day Williams
Jake Day Williams 4 сағат бұрын
If only we could all make our living being a comedian.
L J 4 сағат бұрын
Who one the bet??
wattersm 4 сағат бұрын
"Our employees are our most valuable asset." Yeah, well, how much are you paying them?
Adrien Pinard
Adrien Pinard 4 сағат бұрын
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Sven 5 сағат бұрын
Why am I getting this video recommended so aggressively? It autoplayed the third time just now.
JFred 517
JFred 517 5 сағат бұрын
Man. You learn that going to the nurse for next to nothing is just the norm in like middle school PE. Im not suprised this stuff happens professionally too.
Marcos 5 сағат бұрын
Sounds like Amazon. Lets not forget that JBS already is in a corruption scandal in Brasil. If you have never been to Gainsville GA i encourage you to take tour and ask around. Medical centers remind me of the cruise industry. Good ol Ibuprofen.
Michael Raad
Michael Raad 5 сағат бұрын
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Sean Cullen
Sean Cullen 5 сағат бұрын
How the fuck can a funeral cost $15K? Just throw me in the trash when I die and take yourself on a nice holiday instead.
Cameron Sitton
Cameron Sitton 5 сағат бұрын
1:10 I *FELT* that
Michael Raad
Michael Raad 5 сағат бұрын
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tekros 5 сағат бұрын
stopped video at 1:28. there is literally no category of worker less sympathetic than a fucking meat-production employee. unless you were forced at gunpoint to take that job, you can languish in pigshit and get cattle-prodded to death for all i care.
Robert Guttke
Robert Guttke 6 сағат бұрын
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Briar Cockrell
Briar Cockrell 6 сағат бұрын
The people who implemented those awful procedures and hazardous work environment are all chickenfuckers.
richard wilmot Ph.D
richard wilmot Ph.D 6 сағат бұрын
Tyson does not allow unions, they offer chaplains instead.
DarthNater98 7 сағат бұрын
Where's Teddy Roosevelt when you need him.
John Taylor
John Taylor 7 сағат бұрын
Or just stop funding this monsterious industry and go vegan and as a added bonus you get to live a longer, happier life.
Rooney Daniel Cash Medrano
Rooney Daniel Cash Medrano 7 сағат бұрын
I mean To Think about it meat should be taken care more than other food 'cause virus came from it, I agree with some religions about eating not meat like Jewish religion they believe meat is a sin and there are people who eat only vegetables and it's a good one to care yourself think about make good decisions, stay safe stay fit stay thin a country who's calling advanced should promote healthy food for people U.S. seems to need step forward like a previous comment, do not keep eating meat and fast food it comes back life worse it's a healthy advice if ye want to live better without any health issues ask for this with a Doctor and Do not drink soda and you'll know.
Woland 7 сағат бұрын
Ironically - but quite appropriately - "perdue" is "FART" in Russian. No kidding.
Max Pagan
Max Pagan 7 сағат бұрын
upton sinclair 2: Electric boogaloo
Celeste Pagano
Celeste Pagano 7 сағат бұрын
People can be horrified all they want, this isn't going to really END until Americans stop feeling like we need cheap meat fourteen meals a week. Regulation might tinker and improve things a little, but the whole system is driven by our collective appetite for cheap meat. It is possible to find meat that was pastured on small independent farms and processed at small local meat locker facilities. But guess what? It's more expensive. So including meatless meals in our diets is also part of the solution. If you're interested in switching to non-factory meat, the Eat Wild website has info on farmers. Farmers markets are another good way to make connections.
Kimberly Coyle
Kimberly Coyle 8 сағат бұрын
Lmao! "Perverted owl just watches" 😂😂
Low Flying Potato
Low Flying Potato 8 сағат бұрын
How can it be a $10,000 dollar check and blank at the same time? Blank Check means the amount has not been filled in FFS. Not that they didn't fill the account information. Boldly handed the check because it's the way business in government has always been done in this corrupt system. Pikachu face doesn't convince me.
Sigh borg
Sigh borg 8 сағат бұрын
US is not the only country with this problem, the UK has it as well, and by the looks of it probably other countries too...
1mezion 8 сағат бұрын
Not one Shit is going to be done simply because politicians are bought and paid for by these companies The Ordinary People Who vote are under the misguided impression that politicians work for them
Sam L. Weiss
Sam L. Weiss 9 сағат бұрын
John Oliver is brilliant! Thank you for exposing the injustices of our country. It's the only way we can rectify and improve these atrocious conditions.
skip ranger
skip ranger 9 сағат бұрын
Watch George Carlin on germs an the Immune system, it might SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!
surewinner 9 сағат бұрын
#1 - Phone is the most valuable asset... Sad, but so true to most people.
Sumayyah Ross
Sumayyah Ross 10 сағат бұрын
ok but with todays technology they can't get a machine to do this
Nathan_W 10 сағат бұрын
So what you're telling me is that "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair is still relevant? Yikes!
One Of The People
One Of The People 10 сағат бұрын
But all the people picking your lettuce are completely happy.
Backruborbust 10 сағат бұрын
I wish I had never started eating meat. And shame on those taking bets on their employees, and everything else they do
Agatha Illa
Agatha Illa 10 сағат бұрын
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James Wright
James Wright 11 сағат бұрын
The commercial is from the early 2000s. What the connection here is hormones. Had to be there to understand.
Esther Lawrence
Esther Lawrence 11 сағат бұрын
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Russel Cantor
Russel Cantor 11 сағат бұрын
Stop eating meat, dairy, and eggs = problem solved. Let’s face it, these companies aren’t going to be held accountable anytime soon. Look at yourself and see how you, as an individual, can make a difference.
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Monica Akers 11 сағат бұрын
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nintendoboy17 11 сағат бұрын
Now we need John Oliver to cover retail work, especially during COVID!
S Y 11 сағат бұрын
I dont see how that waiver could hold up in court. You cant sign a contract under duress.
CallMe Batman
CallMe Batman 12 сағат бұрын
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fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 12 сағат бұрын
When companies had a Personnel Dept. you were considered a person. Now that they have a Human Resources Dept. you are considered a resource.
SJ R 13 сағат бұрын
A lot of this is misinformation. when the illegals were rounded up at the meatpacking places the citizens filled their place. . And, machinery can do this work now, less need for humans, The harvesters of the fields could be repaced with machinery but Congress would not approve subsidizing the industry if machinery is used. It's the politicians that need to be pressured to changing our method of harvesting. In my early life I was on the assembly line doing 'piece work' I think I have more insight than a guy running his mouth
Dane Endly
Dane Endly 13 сағат бұрын
John Oliver seems like such a sellout now...Not to mention his jokes are horrible in cringey ... Judi Dench? Medium tempered pigeon? Like dude you just sound weird or desperate. Do old British people find this funny
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 12 сағат бұрын
meatpacking plant that is! Yukl, yuk, y'all.
mymak2015 13 сағат бұрын
Every year I teach The Jungle and we talk about how things haven’t gotten much better. Upton Sinclair is rolling in his grave.
Nikhil Anand
Nikhil Anand 13 сағат бұрын
Anyone remember how proud Trump was for keeping these plants open?
Avenoma 13 сағат бұрын
rebuild and strengthen OSHA.
Avenoma 14 сағат бұрын
sex robots for dudes that need them. yes please.
Beach&BoardFan 14 сағат бұрын
HA! This is industry as a whole, go work in any industrial plant, This isnt a meat packing industry problem...
Lani Kiss
Lani Kiss 14 сағат бұрын
On an amazing episode of America Dad, Walt Disney was woken up from being cryogenically frozen. When he saw the shit his legacy was being reduced to, he had three options: 1. Shut it down. 2. Shut it all down. 3. Shut it down, Shut it all down! We, like Disney, must go with option 3.
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dylan Carmel 14 сағат бұрын
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I Geriatrici
I Geriatrici 14 сағат бұрын
Almost makes you wish for something big to happen... Like, if everyone suddenly decided to not come in to work one day and block entrances to the plants... Like, in the *entire* U.S. of A. ... Man, wouldn't it be cool if there was a way to call something so *generalized* ? To *hit back* at the abuses of companies? *AGGRESSIVE WINK*
young20something 14 сағат бұрын
By the time he got to the summary and said "diapers" I was like "I forgot all about the diapers! I was really hung up on the dismemberments!"
Vanessa Hunter
Vanessa Hunter 14 сағат бұрын
I genuinely wonder if Mr Oliver regrets becoming a US citizen?
AD Harbison
AD Harbison 15 сағат бұрын
This is why you should support local meat markets and butcher shops
Kevin Coles
Kevin Coles 15 сағат бұрын
They said human police officers can't raid, said nothing about police guinea pigs
Plumikii Ryu
Plumikii Ryu 15 сағат бұрын
Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson.
Roark mojo
Roark mojo 15 сағат бұрын
I find it a complete and total shame that these are the only jobs available to these people. It almost looks like they were working in unison. And or shall we just say Unity. Welcome to the new world everybody LOL. Fools!
Emil S
Emil S 15 сағат бұрын
All of you people who live in the U.S. complaining....I guarantee you that your life problems are your fault and no one else's. When we moved here we didn't speak English and had no money. We came post 9/11 and are middle eastern. This is the best country on earth and has SOME OF THE LEAST INEQUALITY ON A STRUCTURAL LEVEL THAN ALMOST ANYWHERE. You marxist children
John Lange
John Lange 15 сағат бұрын
Oh paleez, wake up. Government is inept, and the whole cozy corporate-and-wealthy-funded-government doesn't nor shouldn't give a crap about us - we are now irrelevant - except on election day, where we are increasingly irrelevant, but - for now - necessary. Worker programs are increasingly just shells to claim that they have "systems" in place to "solve" all of the problems the proletariat might bitch about, just they don't really work to solve any of the problems, so just shut up, and stop yur yammin'! Pharaohs and slaves has been the model forever, and this is just the latest iteration, til they tee up the next one. Shangri-La! Put a fork in it, Ethel, this goose is cooked. After it was processed at a meatpacking plant that is! Yukl, yuk, y'all.
Logan X10
Logan X10 15 сағат бұрын
Well if America was run by an actual progressive social democracy then none of this would be happening. We would've have beaten covid-19 years ago if Bernie Sanders was president but no corporate Democrats and republicans dictate what we should have. Also Biden bombed Syria for more oil yay.
why tho
why tho 15 сағат бұрын
look this is why i watched you not to listen shit about the same damn subject. just try guess what.
Maniak62 16 сағат бұрын
16:46 that light on his eyes :D blessing from the lord
Hape Meatbeat
Hape Meatbeat 16 сағат бұрын
Stories like that really make you appreciate capitalism.
Seth McC
Seth McC 16 сағат бұрын
I like this piece but it's not just meat packing companies. I worked for Target. Their corporate environment is amazing but I worked in a warehouse and it's hell. You guys should look into them
Frazier Milak
Frazier Milak 16 сағат бұрын
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Gary Steele
Gary Steele 17 сағат бұрын
Unfortunately, our government works for businesses, not citizens.
King Third
King Third 17 сағат бұрын
I never eat meat ever again because of this video.Love this show.
Kitanael 17 сағат бұрын
That is the second episode in a row, where John should have said: "So, what can we do against this? Because there is absolutely no way this is the best version of this situation mankind could do. And because the victims are sentient, feeling creatures, there has to be done something in any way. But instead of hoping that politics and lobbies for the food industrie would change anything, you can sign a bill on everyday you go shopping and eat less meat. Yeah. I know what you think: Common John, go f*** yourself with the vegetearian/vegan bullshit. But listen, because whether you like it or not. This is one if not the most effective way, if you wanna change something about that on your own. Eat and buy less meat and other animal products. And now....this!"
Channel 42069
Channel 42069 17 сағат бұрын
5:56 Holy that female Matt Coville?!
mardu general
mardu general 17 сағат бұрын
Unions, you guys need unions
Aaron Smithey
Aaron Smithey 17 сағат бұрын
were is the episode about my missing stimulus promised to me by biden in Georgia
Beth Gearhart
Beth Gearhart 18 сағат бұрын
I'm a workers compensation attorney representing injured workers, many in poultry plants. Can confirm all of this....
Internet Omatic
Internet Omatic 18 сағат бұрын
And yet libs will do absolutely nothing to change this.
Skies of bethana
Skies of bethana 18 сағат бұрын
Unbridled Capitalism!!! say no more John...we know the routine^^ When will the "pitchforks" i.e regular Joe realize he and his coworkers hold all the cards...oh i forgot, UNIONs are communist and not common sense^^
Sp Who Me?
Sp Who Me? 18 сағат бұрын
Why do we eat meat again?🤔🤧🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮
Rob Arentsen
Rob Arentsen 18 сағат бұрын
Current debate in my country is whether we should attend the world championship soccer in Quatar in 2022, given the poor and even deadly working conditions of the (foreign) construction workers of the stadiums where the event should take place. Well, if that is a point of contend, maybe we should check our relations with the US too, given the poor and even deadly working conditions in it's meat packing industry.......
Vader Ravan
Vader Ravan 19 сағат бұрын
Where is the segment about what joe biden said about chinas genocide of uighurs as "cultural differences to us"😂🤣
Tracy Garner
Tracy Garner 19 сағат бұрын
Those are office workers not factory workers.
Tracy Garner
Tracy Garner 19 сағат бұрын
Denying an employee a bathroom break is an OSHA violation. Someone needs to protect these employees. This is why so we need unions. There are whistleblower protections but humans are vicious. I am sure they are still threaten.
Thunder ON
Thunder ON 19 сағат бұрын
I really like this show when its not about politics
Akayla Braxxton
Akayla Braxxton 19 сағат бұрын
And people think indentured servitude ended in the USA lol. CEO’s are slave masters and slave masters are CEO’s.
Sarah S
Sarah S 19 сағат бұрын
Remember when Mitch McConnell was withholding corona virus relief funds when families were suffering, in favor of protecting large corporations that run businesses like this, Ian’s through policy insuring they hold no liability when a worker get sick or dies? When are we going to end the corporate bribes, I mean “campaign contributions” that enable greedy pigs to look out for their own interests over every one else’s?
joe momma
joe momma 19 сағат бұрын
Elizabeth Ortiz
Elizabeth Ortiz 19 сағат бұрын
By implementing changes that benefit workers companies will shoot the prices to the consumer through the roof, making the cost of living outrageously higher for everyone because obviously, the rich will NEVER, EVER give up their precious profits. They will fight back with sacrificing EVERYONE ELSE as long as their profits remain intact. I say all those improvements to OSHA and the USDA be financed DIRECTLY by profits being made by these companies, not by the employees' unions, not by taxpayers' money, not by price spikes but directly by companies' profits and to not allow them to spike their prices nor to punish their employees for fighting for their rights to a safe workplace and don't forget, their minimum wage should be increased at the same rate as inflation and that increase should come from the company's profits; they can afford it, they make fifty billion dollars a year, I'm sure that's enough money for all this and they will have billions left to spare every year.
Cy2k Cy2k
Cy2k Cy2k 19 сағат бұрын
I am against FORCING people to work in such conditions. Can't they just say "oh fvck this" and walk away ?
Rainydropart -Anna
Rainydropart -Anna 20 сағат бұрын
This isn’t just meat plants. It’s most factories. TLDR. Wash any canned food because there’s for sure piss on it
Cy2k Cy2k
Cy2k Cy2k 20 сағат бұрын
They deserve to suffer and be punished for their contribution to the animal abuse and suffering.
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