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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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Gerhard Adler
Gerhard Adler 24 minuter sedan
Anything that has to do with meat is disgusting. Be it breeding, slaughter, packaging or whatever. All good reasons to stop eating meat.
Johan Kramer
Johan Kramer 41 minut sedan
10:40 that guy looks like the whitest whitey mcWhitey Racist ever born on this Planet. and his Company is called "PILGRIMS PRIDE"??? wooooooowwww
TheEngineered
TheEngineered 44 minuter sedan
Incoming dick joke
ExtremeTurtle
ExtremeTurtle 51 minut sedan
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
Phoenix
Phoenix Timme sedan
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.
MrBogus213
MrBogus213 Timme sedan
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.
sead facic
sead facic Timme sedan
Oh crap Jaime! Not you too?!??! Stop acting like you have live audience and start beiing your self. Just stop. Please.
Jon Public
Jon Public 3 timmar sedan
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.
B b
B b 3 timmar sedan
All because of illegals
Cyrus Wu
Cyrus Wu 4 timmar sedan
costco should kick tyson products
pevitzachast
pevitzachast 4 timmar sedan
Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.
davidveale24
davidveale24 4 timmar sedan
wow what a third world country
Zachary Andrew
Zachary Andrew 5 timmar sedan
I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair
Jacky Kong
Jacky Kong 5 timmar sedan
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Marina and The Devil
Marina and The Devil 6 timmar sedan
Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽
texxx outlaw
texxx outlaw 6 timmar sedan
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.
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 4 timmar sedan
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.
tbailey264
tbailey264 7 timmar sedan
Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 4 timmar sedan
much.
Lauren Pau
Lauren Pau 7 timmar sedan
The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!
yo mama
yo mama 7 timmar sedan
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Cory Levy
Cory Levy 7 timmar sedan
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Merlin Jaeger
Merlin Jaeger 8 timmar sedan
hi
Matt M
Matt M 9 timmar sedan
Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video
Naphtali Musnyama
Naphtali Musnyama 9 timmar sedan
...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh et.al whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄
Hellion Shark
Hellion Shark 10 timmar sedan
The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...
Maloy7800
Maloy7800 10 timmar sedan
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.
Legit Pairv2
Legit Pairv2 11 timmar sedan
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Frazier Milak 11 timmar sedan
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Alium Cepa
Alium Cepa 12 timmar sedan
just like, close the usa down at this point
Dave lon
Dave lon 12 timmar sedan
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.
Ryan Karl
Ryan Karl 14 timmar sedan
Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.
J Lafo
J Lafo 15 timmar sedan
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.
dondoron
dondoron 16 timmar sedan
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.
mizzury54
mizzury54 16 timmar sedan
So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.
PB & J
PB & J 9 timmar sedan
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.
Alison Loy
Alison Loy 16 timmar sedan
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!
Bertrand Zerpersande
Bertrand Zerpersande 19 timmar sedan
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 Zerpersande
Bertrand Zerpersande 9 timmar sedan
@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.
PB & J
PB & J 9 timmar sedan
If you dont see that placing bets, on what workers will get the deadly panademic, due to the work environment the ones who are beating created.......then there is no hope, for you......I really hope your comment was facetious
ShadoeLandman
ShadoeLandman 19 timmar sedan
Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄
2Stonefly
2Stonefly 19 timmar sedan
12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .
2Stonefly
2Stonefly 20 timmar sedan
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.
Justin Hopkins
Justin Hopkins 21 timme sedan
We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.
Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb 22 timmar sedan
I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.
Harpastan Man
Harpastan Man 22 timmar sedan
Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy fucks.
Bellesativa
Bellesativa 22 timmar sedan
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.
Dean Pruitt
Dean Pruitt 23 timmar sedan
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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ria mathenmathai 23 timmar sedan
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ria mathenmathai 23 timmar sedan
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Hazel
Hazel Dag sedan
Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.
Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson 18 timmar sedan
100%
Rikki Slonce
Rikki Slonce Dag sedan
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.
dirtbag1713
dirtbag1713 Dag sedan
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.
Liberty Springs
Liberty Springs Dag sedan
Well, still better than factories in China🤷
Over Toasted
Over Toasted Dag sedan
Simple: stop eating meat.
Sina Roughani
Sina Roughani Dag sedan
So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?
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taehoon oh Dag sedan
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Stragos Slizenberg
I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver
Bryan Torresdey
Bryan Torresdey Dag sedan
Just Go Vegan
Dimitar Dimitrov
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 Dimitrov
Dimitar Dimitrov 16 timmar sedan
@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
Vaya Notaro
Vaya Notaro 19 timmar sedan
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
Kaiannanthi
Kaiannanthi Dag sedan
These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.
Smunstu Stinkymonster
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.
Teresa Kusic
Teresa Kusic Dag sedan
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?
Helixdragon
Helixdragon Dag sedan
Chinees company's own some of these?
ak0e
ak0e Dag sedan
It's sad that America's meat is owned by China and Brazil..
Anduin
Anduin Dag sedan
Friendly reminder that every single problem John listed in this video is caused by metastasized capitalism.
buffalo bill
buffalo bill Dag sedan
John Oliver a twat
Carole Trapp
Carole Trapp Dag sedan
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.
Damian Allen
Damian Allen Dag sedan
Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.
Mary Delbonis
Mary Delbonis Dag sedan
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Mr Random
Mr Random Dag sedan
Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.
Lady Luna Grimm
Lady Luna Grimm Dag sedan
I refuse to buy Tyson anything its gross!! PERIOD.
DeRosset Myers
DeRosset Myers Dag sedan
It's a little hard for me to feel sorry for people who work in animal agriculture, but something really needs to be done about the higher-ups who treat their floor workers so disposably. Shutting slaughterhouses and meat packing plants down and forcing their owners to change industries sounds like a good place to start.
Celina Skailand
Celina Skailand Dag sedan
When they don’t care about the lives and well-being of animals, why would they care about the well-being of humans?
Mojo Joji
Mojo Joji Dag sedan
I had to work with a broken hand....I’m a security guard...
Erik Schminke
Erik Schminke Dag sedan
JBS's * REVENUE* was 50 Billion... revenue is not profit Their profit was roughly .2% of their revenue
alex aruba
alex aruba Dag sedan
I think the true problem I'm America is most people rely on other people to survive. This is why I moved to a bigger property with the main purpose to homestead. Growing and raising your own food is something 99% of people don't want to do. Give a man a fish and they eat for one day teach them how to fish and they can eat forever. Stop blaming others for issues we can solve by not purchasing corporate products.
Botto Jonsey
Botto Jonsey Dag sedan
John knows about meat packing
Dr. Simple Beauty 300
That Zimmerman auctioning the gun story is more disgusting than the man peeing on the floor.
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Clalala Tayag Dag sedan
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Thomas Remme
Thomas Remme Dag sedan
Yet another episode of OMFG I am so glad I don't live in the US... *sigh*
Zachary Lindahl
Zachary Lindahl Dag sedan
Yay capitalism 🚩
TTS S
TTS S Dag sedan
What is this man talking about? He missed his meds for weeks, it appears...
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Shota Toriumi
Shota Toriumi Dag sedan
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Yuca Fries
Yuca Fries Dag sedan
When did John Oliver become unfunny
Tierra Petersen
Tierra Petersen Dag sedan
The meatpacking industry sounds horrible, but it's not just the meatpacking industry. It's corporate. I've had jobs where is we were busy there were no breaks. I got written up for going to the bathroom twice, while customers were waiting. I've seen people get fired because they got an injury. But I'm pretty sure the meatpackers have it worse since they are being taken advantage of if they are immigrants. But anyone that's ever worked a line knows you can't leave to piss, so it really is not surprising to me that people would were diapers, no joke, I've thought about it. People are being treated like machines in every low-level corporate job and people are treated as disposable, especially in rural places where work is hard to find.
Ja Ja DingDong
Ja Ja DingDong Dag sedan
This show has really gone down hill
CallMe Batman
CallMe Batman Dag sedan
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Israfel El elyon
Treat me like a vibrator
jocodabest
jocodabest Dag sedan
Go vegan.
ChopStickSoSushi
Wow I've grown up with the understanding that Oshia was basicly the Law and even misleading an investigator would get your company fined or shut down
Follow the white rabbit
But tbh, stop buying a chicken for a few dollars. What do you expect... I cant even raise a egg to a hatchling for the price you pay for a full chicken,
Ebenezer Sam
Ebenezer Sam Dag sedan
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MvD
MvD Dag sedan
I've read about a foot down the list of comments; so far, no mention of meatless Mondays. We live in Pottersville (It's a Wonderful Life) and a grubby bunch of "garlic eaters" the lot of us. Capitalists depend on a docile, easily-duped populace devoid of any capacity or desire to act rationally. George Bush the afterthought confirmed this serf-building sentiment in his first State of the Union address: "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed." Notice he specifically doesn't say the way YOU want it to be enjoyed, which reasonably might be expected to be with a lot less meat.
John Schmidt
John Schmidt Dag sedan
We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”
Sshh Quiet
Sshh Quiet Dag sedan
It sounds like slave labor. What is needed perhaps is a revision to the Emancipation Proclamation and Append Amendments to it that state things like 1) minimum wage PLUS danger money to at least $20 per hour; 2) Workplace safety standards and breaks consistent with a civilized industrial country like the U.S.; and 3) To get rid of shambolic contractual sign-offs that essentially destroy your health, block your legal rights to compensation and even death benefits; and essentially create a violently hostile dangerous workplace environment.
Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers Dag sedan
The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line
Aden Anthony
Aden Anthony Dag sedan
I am friends with related to many plant workers. Oil companies are just as bad. in no way does the plant give a fuck about anybody there, they have had covid shut downs and lockdowns, people getting covid all the fuckin time it's ridiculous.
hinsonian
hinsonian Dag sedan
there's a book called Slaughterhouse, 2006, that covers all this. PLEASE READ. Not new, need new laws to protect people AND ANINALS. Torture is a crime
Logan Ahern
Logan Ahern Dag sedan
Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story
Kfroguar
Kfroguar Dag sedan
I'm sorry but I am still so confused about what a violent gerbil attack has to do with TV dinners. I legitimately do not understand the connection they're trying to make
SilverXT
SilverXT Dag sedan
@LastWeekTonight I need a clean version so I can show this to my students! We're learning about the industrial revolution and they need to see this! but robot fucking a soup.. can't show that.. :'(
Vaya Notaro
Vaya Notaro 20 timmar sedan
Skip ahead on those parts
DJ I Love Music
DJ I Love Music Dag sedan
Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show
hawaiisunfun
hawaiisunfun Dag sedan
go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers
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