Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Опубліковано 21 лют 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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  • Russel Chiodo

    Russel Chiodo

    3 години тому

    A lot of people never worked a job alongside people who got life altering injuries and were then intimidated and dominated by an employer colluding with the healthcare provider ... and it shows.

  • Ava Jara

    Ava Jara

    3 години тому

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  • Mean Dad

    Mean Dad

    3 години тому

    This is America. Nothing will ever change.

  • Sevaun Mason

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    3 години тому

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  • Fernando Takeshi Sato

    Fernando Takeshi Sato

    4 години тому

    Problem: caused by heavy regulation and lobbying
    Solution: more regulations!
    Rinse and repeat.

  • Lisa Shadowprinces

    Lisa Shadowprinces

    4 години тому

    In Germany we also had many big Covid outbreaks caused by meat packing factories with simular contutions. I'm pretty sure most industrialised countries have them. It's just horrible ...

  • Gene Stewart

    Gene Stewart

    4 години тому

    Capitalism. America. the GOP. Add them up you get DEATH.

  • the Merc

    the Merc

    4 години тому

    Wow.. this show is doing God's work.

  • SkatingErinsMom


    4 години тому

    Mr. Oliver, a related and excellent article by Jane Mayer, Trump and Mountaire chicken processing, and exploiting "essential" (aka minority, immigrant, and low-income) workers:
    So glad you are back!

  • matenzo


    4 години тому

    Kind of assumed this sort of thing would be mostly automated by now. I guess I kind of expected it to be like in a 90s cartoon, a long automated cutup line with a bunch of giant hammers and sawblades coming outta nowhere (I am that dumb yes).

  • Jaques Studly

    Jaques Studly

    4 години тому

    The real question is why CNN hires white supremacists like Jim Acosta.

  • stefanc7


    5 годин тому

    Good suggestions AND you can also simply stop eating animals.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    Raymond Kidwell

    5 годин тому

    Real news instead of just talking about politics. I appreciate it.

  • M D

    M D

    6 годин тому

    Not only animals are abused but also the workers go thru mistreatment? Unfrigin real! Just watch a video on how animals are treated and you will stop eating meat. We don’t treat dogs like that.

  • niduoe stre

    niduoe stre

    6 годин тому

    So ummm... Socialism is evil? Capitalism works fine and everyone works perfectly eh?

  • Okay VII

    Okay VII

    6 годин тому

    and i was thinking europe was a bad place to live in
    people in china have better working conditions then the USA has to offer

  • Brian K

    Brian K

    6 годин тому

    Go vegan

  • Naveen Silva

    Naveen Silva

    6 годин тому

    I find the show pretty informative and enjoy watching it, but the jokes and analogies need a lot of work...

    • niduoe stre

      niduoe stre

      6 годин тому

      When a product is free, you are the product When a product is cheap, someone else is paying. In suffering

  • Zena AL

    Zena AL

    7 годин тому

    Will anything ever change ?
    I honestly don't think so

  • Psyche Desiree Een Castillo

    Psyche Desiree Een Castillo

    7 годин тому

    The people near the top of the hierarchy can sometimes be the most worthless and corrupt. The workers who actually do the work are treated inhumanely- just because they are deemed "replaceable" with other vulnerable people. F'*** this world.

  • GRiZfam 303

    GRiZfam 303

    7 годин тому

    Is this episode about the backstreet boys reunion tour?

  • Madman Asa

    Madman Asa

    7 годин тому

    This is a rare case where it is justified to like or dislike this video equally
    Because the truth is excruciatingly painful.
    16:09 is an absolute tragedy unlike nearly anything I've ever heard, and we have heard a lot.

  • Vermicious Knid

    Vermicious Knid

    7 годин тому

    Wow, talk about timely...
    I was just offered a job at a local chicken processing plant as an occupational nurse. I can understand the frustration of the employees thinking we really can't do anything to help them and they are correct. All we are legally allowed to do is basic first aid (bandaids and Tylenol) and refer them to the weekly on-site doctor for chronic conditions. Obviously if there is an urgent situation we are the first ones to respond and have to call 911.
    I would also be in charge of worker's comp claims, being told that I have to "weed out the fakers since no one really wants to do this job." Yeah, no shit. It's cold, wet, and they are constantly covered in chicken parts. Plus I got that casual racism vibe that's unfortunately very common down here in the deep South, as most of the workers are either minorities and ex-cons.
    Definitely a lot to consider before I accept the offer.

  • LANgamer


    8 годин тому

    Hey come to Finland, we got some work for u!

  • girzwald3


    8 годин тому

    Dear John,
    Stop writing your own jokes.

  • Guillaume Paré

    Guillaume Paré

    8 годин тому

    «Perdu » is « lost » in french. So we can say Jim is LOST.

  • Innova


    8 годин тому

    All of the likes are fake.

  • James Handson

    James Handson

    8 годин тому

    I used to work at pilgrims pride. So this one hits home. They have paperwork that tells you what each of your limbs are worth to the company and how much you will get off you accidentally lose one.

  • Jamtron


    9 годин тому

    I thought the gerbil was drinking milk that had too many artificial growth hormones in it and that’s why it was big and strong. Great first pass. Let’s make that clear in the second cut please!

  • AggieToday


    9 годин тому

    This is literary the sort of thing that keeps me up at night

  • Valencio Marquis

    Valencio Marquis

    10 годин тому

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  • Star


    10 годин тому

    Remember, the solution isnt to go fucking vegan. The solution is voting for people that care about unions and worker's rights

    • Love Love

      Love Love

      6 годин тому

      Going vegan/reducing meat is good for the environment. It reduces your carbon footprint.

  • Star


    10 годин тому

    When a product is free, you are the product
    When a product is cheap, someone else is paying. In suffering

  • bob lupo

    bob lupo

    10 годин тому

    Good show.. but when I watched the birds get butchered, I gagged in front of my child...

  • dandycliff2


    10 годин тому

    Meatpackers are only going to get fucked over again when the next pandemic comes thanks to human's evil treatment of animals and evil companies.

  • Андрей Пушкарь

    Андрей Пушкарь

    10 годин тому

  • D Molina

    D Molina

    10 годин тому

    What more proof do you need?
    Torture, animal rights, social rights, illegality, deforestation, climate change...

  • lorenzo donadio

    lorenzo donadio

    11 годин тому

    Let's boycott these companies by just reducing our meat intake while also helping the environment, win win situation!

  • Victor Ch

    Victor Ch

    11 годин тому

    Lol 😂

  • Rachel Ann Jerome

    Rachel Ann Jerome

    11 годин тому

    Ah another segment on industrialized slavery. Man, this country stays true to its core principles!

  • Ave Anderson

    Ave Anderson

    11 годин тому

    America just being america. Always meat before humans. All praise god...

  • tybofborg


    11 годин тому

    Now you understand where slogans like "seize the means of production" and "all power to the workers" come from.

  • lugiasean19


    12 годин тому

    At least he had the courtesy to put his gloves back on

  • Chester Ogilvie

    Chester Ogilvie

    12 годин тому

    Man, deregulation during Trump has been such a godsend

  • Kellen Morse

    Kellen Morse

    13 годин тому

    The US is such a fucking joke

    • Lee Ara

      Lee Ara

      12 годин тому

      Yes, but this isn't only a US thing unfortunately.



    13 годин тому

    I'm just hoping one day some big shot CEO see's John's video about his company...and apply his solutions in real life xD

  • Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    13 годин тому

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  • Dipankar Roy

    Dipankar Roy

    14 годин тому

    Wow that's really eye opener

  • Chris Spremulli

    Chris Spremulli

    14 годин тому

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  • WickdFatigue


    15 годин тому

    Haven't vegans been pointing this stuff out for decades?

  • István B. Szlifka

    István B. Szlifka

    15 годин тому

    American capitalism for ya

  • Rob K

    Rob K

    15 годин тому

    yup ..... America is Great ...... mhmhmmmmm

  • Marik Ishtar

    Marik Ishtar

    15 годин тому

    look why not slow down the line

  • Jed Bloch

    Jed Bloch

    15 годин тому

    Don’t worry the robots will be taking over soon

  • Popular History

    Popular History

    15 годин тому

    Things haven't changed at all since Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"

  • Jos Nijsten

    Jos Nijsten

    15 годин тому

    What did George Carlin say about fat people?

  • Jos Nijsten

    Jos Nijsten

    15 годин тому

    I don't eat meat so I don't care.

  • TheOneTrueSoulKing D

    TheOneTrueSoulKing D

    16 годин тому

    Stories like this depress me to no end. When can this cycle of nightmarish abuses of human rights end?

  • Helen walker

    Helen walker

    16 годин тому

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  • Hase Hopps

    Hase Hopps

    17 годин тому

    The Horror!!!!

  • καμιά ψυχή

    καμιά ψυχή

    17 годин тому

    Your show is becoming out of touch and ... What the fuck? I hope they all get covid or fired. American meat companies this big should all go out of business or just stop existing. Maybe a segment about how to transition these people out of this business would show care for this fucking filth and could be useful. This is just fucking stupid.

    • Ranuyasha


      15 годин тому

      Did someone crap in your cereal this morning or something ?

  • DismissThatTheory


    17 годин тому

  • Edmund Snow

    Edmund Snow

    17 годин тому

    This may be the video that pushes me towards becoming a vegetarian (at least until the poor conditions these workers face are fixed).

  • Wurfenking


    18 годин тому

    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights lists "the right to work in just and favourable conditions;" as a basic human right.

  • Michaele Cormier

    Michaele Cormier

    18 годин тому

    Capitalism the Base of America. Profits OVER People 🤔the GQP Base Donors TX the Seat of Capitalism 🤬

  • Joe Dusel

    Joe Dusel

    18 годин тому

    If people don't care about the horrible things that are done to animals to turn them into meat, or the fact that animal ag is playing a huge part in the destruction of the environment, should we really expect people to be appalled by the horrible conditions that meat plant workers face?

  • MrCastodian


    18 годин тому

    Welcome to America...

  • Simon Wang

    Simon Wang

    18 годин тому

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  • Sara3346


    18 годин тому

    And here in a rational world you would have thought that Upton Sinclair writing The Jungle would have after a few Generations made this impossible.

  • Andreas Hauschild

    Andreas Hauschild

    18 годин тому

    You only have to look to China to find the solution. Most of these jobs are automated there. So the solution to avoiding providing these horrible jobs is just to eliminate them with automation. Now the hundred of thousands of workers may not like it, but on the other hand, there will be a save and human working enviroment.

  • chartedlife


    19 годин тому

    We should all focus on finding meat alternatives and supporting brands that have a dedication to good work practices.

  • Duglas Zamora

    Duglas Zamora

    19 годин тому

    This companies should pay the price for all the damaged to their employees and to what we are getting on the table

  • D Legionnaire

    D Legionnaire

    19 годин тому


  • Tanner Reiser

    Tanner Reiser

    19 годин тому

    you cant forget that any fines that the company may get will go against any bonus that they may give so that way in the end they don't really pay it

  • Ancient Art of Fishing

    Ancient Art of Fishing

    20 годин тому

    what the hell was that first commercial?

  • Adam Collins

    Adam Collins

    20 годин тому

    Mr. Oliver I love your show but man is it depressing for a comedy. That's not your fault. You could just retitle the show: The Way the World Really is w John Oliver and it would be just as accurate 😢

  • Radhika6203


    20 годин тому

    Please cover the current events of MYANMAR.

  • Andrew V

    Andrew V

    20 годин тому


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    ChungWei Wang

    20 годин тому

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  • AD K

    AD K

    20 годин тому

    I'm just grateful that amrikkka is fcuked

  • Ellie Eldritch

    Ellie Eldritch

    20 годин тому

    Holy fuck ive had family work at that waterloo plant, like legit my dad worked there for a while

  • Scotty2Balls


    20 годин тому

    Those statues, and the mansion are in Pittsburg, TX and rumor has it the mansion has a swimming pool shaped as a chicken.

  • M smith

    M smith

    20 годин тому

    John Oliver's stories are so one sided and presented along political lines.

  • Agnes Burton

    Agnes Burton

    20 годин тому

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  • SkullPrism


    21 годину тому

    My High School Programming teacher's brother was one of the first to die of Covid-19 in Iowa at that very Tyson's.

  • SkullPrism


    21 годину тому

    I hope he talks about the Tyson lottery on who would get Coronavorus in Waterloo, IA. YOOO HE FUCKING DIIID, DRAG IOWA TYSONS, JOHN

  • Singleballtheory


    21 годину тому

    You could have written this about pretty much any manufacturing/production line job.

  • George Aswipe

    George Aswipe

    21 годину тому

    Pretty sure a simp like John Oliver has done very little meat packing in his life.

  • skreeb duchank

    skreeb duchank

    21 годину тому

    LOL poor guy's ratings are tanking now he doesn't have Trump to talk about.

  • João Pedro Tanure

    João Pedro Tanure

    21 годину тому

    JBS is heavily involved in corruption on the brazilian government, so I didn't expect something less than this.

  • Top Hat the Hat

    Top Hat the Hat

    21 годину тому

    and they say vegans only care about non-human animals. The human aspect was a huge part of it (I am vegan for all animals though, so no form of an. agriculture is justifiable, but I damn well know I don't need to fund industrial an. agriculture too).

  • Brian Austin

    Brian Austin

    21 годину тому

    So no more meat for the working class? That’s what you’re proposing. John... you lost me at 17 minute mark. The solutions you present are not practical. Social distancing for meet workers? C’mon man??? If you have been a white kid working at a fish processing plant in the summer making $15 to $20 an our, you know why these jobs exist and why people take them. It’s good money for a skill you can learn quickly an earn overtime easily. I expect my son to get a job when he is 14/15 but he won’t if the minimum wage is 15 bucks per hour.

    • Lee Ara

      Lee Ara

      12 годин тому

      No more meat for anyone would be a good solution.

  • bp bp

    bp bp

    21 годину тому

    i never trust a company that says "we're family". They WILL fuck you and wont even look you in the eye

  • screaming


    22 години тому

    literally wouldnt care if all these companies hq's got burned to the ground

  • ཞıƈƙ ƈ-137

    ཞıƈƙ ƈ-137

    22 години тому

    Every fast food job I've had since Obama care was passed forces me to sign a waiver turning down Insurance in order to get enough hours to barely survive. With Covid I was forced to sign a piece of paper acknowledging that if at any point I felt unsafe because of the epidemic, I could not take advantage of unemployment.
    The US is trash. I know when you work in the media, it may be hard to see. But its not just meat plants..... its everywhere. We *DONT* matter to our employers and thanks to a specific fascist political party that recently attempted to take over the government... we don't matter to the government either. We have no rights, and we will absolutely never receive them.
    I keep saying, you can't both make life unbearable, and make suicide illegal. Pick one and only one.

  • Stephanie Schutz

    Stephanie Schutz

    22 години тому

    Nothing about the winter storm that took out our power and water in Texas? It was last week.

  • surlykaratemonkey


    22 години тому

    9:50 is it me or does that poultry CEO look like a chicken?

  • Andrea Lopez Arguello

    Andrea Lopez Arguello

    22 години тому

    Maybe serial killers really just come from tyson factories

  • TenaciousE03


    22 години тому

    All I ask is for one episode ONE EPISODE without a joke about animals having sex

  • robotron17


    23 години тому

    *Public Health England:* "All deaths with a positive specimen (including at post-mortem) are counted *REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF DEATH!"*