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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  • PragueFashionScene

    This is literally what the entire book ,*The Jungle* was about. Glad to see 1906 is making a come back.

  • Andrin Poopfong
    Andrin Poopfong

    Open borders will solve all this. They need to change jobs to solar panel manufacturing.

  • Brock Lenger
    Brock Lenger

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    Seeing who they hire and looking at the amount of black & hispanic employees, perhaps the root of it all are the police and justice system. Progress remains too slow.

  • Vegano Vitor
    Vegano Vitor

    "What can we do?" Maybe, just maybe, stop eating animals should be a good idea?

    • Osc1llate W1ldly
      Osc1llate W1ldly

      well, I'm afraid this might be the last thing the absolute majority of people wanna be reminded of. And since John Oliver wants his show to be kept crowd pleasing he won't mention it either...

  • Bern Vigz
    Bern Vigz

    Humor is the new logic.

  • Vegano Vitor
    Vegano Vitor


    • Osc1llate W1ldly
      Osc1llate W1ldly

      like your sarcasm and very valid point mate!

  • Peter Mwaura
    Peter Mwaura

    Pipe down on the sexual jokes, they are unnecessary and not funny.

  • Daniel Valerio
    Daniel Valerio

    It's no secret how dirty the meat industry is, so why not just go vegan?

    • Osc1llate W1ldly
      Osc1llate W1ldly

      because most people simply don't care (enough to stop being unkind to animals)

  • Awkward Gaming
    Awkward Gaming

    I always roll my eyes whenever I see company propaganda claiming that their workers are "family" while underpaying their staff and generally not giving a fuck about their workers. This has been true at every single companies I work at including my current one.

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  • Jake Offenhymer
    Jake Offenhymer

    MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.

  • RoxxyKaos

    Am I even legally allowed to say this? Why don't we just "get rid of" these monsters? Pretty sure you've forfeited your right to live when your favorite hobby is collecting money off the pain, and literal mortality, of others.

  • rswingman

    This is pretty much true of most production work: I started a factory job last Fall and didn't last 2 weeks. I shat myself because there was no one to substitute for me. We were taking staggered breaks to catch up on backlog and working through "normal" break-time. I've gotta go, I look out and there are no blue-shirts, nobody; they're all on break. When I would get home, I'd open the car door and move to try & get out... body don't work. And instead, I'd just flop back in the seat and sleep in the car. About a week and a half in, I can't take this anymore. I'm letting the team down, I can't keep up, I'm getting buried.

  • lob ster
    lob ster

    Oliver knows all about meat packing 😏

  • Vokul Marcus
    Vokul Marcus

    BIG SOLUTION: How about you just stop buying the shit that kills you anyway!

  • Ankit Pareek
    Ankit Pareek

    No wonder capitalism started with the conveyor belt. When profits are based on reducing time, and when time is more important than people.

  • senni bgon
    senni bgon

    When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.

  • Steve Puskaric
    Steve Puskaric

    The betting pool is hilarious. I would have thrown in my money. John... not so funny. Just terrible at irony, allegory, anachronism, metaphors, imagery and humor. I want my time back but the worth of watching this video is less than two rat craps.

  • Irgendwie Anders
    Irgendwie Anders

    Keep eating cheap meat, this is important to keep up our Western Lifestyle!

    • Irgendwie Anders
      Irgendwie Anders

      @senni bgon And enjoy all the cheap produce that the bare-footed, uneducated masses prepare for us!

    • senni bgon
      senni bgon

      What can we do? Get a good education so you don't work in a shit job.

  • Elon Musk
    Elon Musk

    I do keep my promises, here is the little secret I told you about earlier, check:

  • Kenny Planter
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  • B izichyld
    B izichyld

    Don’t eat meat. If you do, don’t eat much, and buy it from a small, reputable farm. Or, better yet, hunt it yourself.

  • Lindsey Costa
    Lindsey Costa

    I literally stoped buying all Tyson products after the betting pool hit the news. No, firing them doesn't fix anything, how do you hire that many psychopaths in the first place. At the very least, it was already acceptable behavior in your corporate culture. I generally avoid Texas made products as the only reason companies move there is because the state doesn't enforce employee rights. Be wary of any company relocating there, they're avoiding standards along with taxes.

  • Magnus Bergner
    Magnus Bergner

    Corporate fines should always be assayed as a percentage of total company revenue. The minimum fine for a non-accidental violation of a law or rule should be 1% and the maximum should be 100%. Certain types of violation should come with a mandatory minimum level of fine. For example if they cause a fatality through a previously known but not fixed safety hazard they should have to pay 10% of revenue or a hundred thousand dollars, whichever is greater. If they expose a bunch of employees to known chemical hazards without informing them or providing them with safety equipment and they get seriously sick; 50% or a million, whichever hurts the CEOs bonuses the most. Oh, and the should be a law in place that no company executive can get a bonus in a year where the company has been fined a percentage of their revenue. Maybe also force them to move the maximum amount of money that they could be fined into escrow whilst the company is defending their actions in court, that way it hurts as much as possible as soon as possible and might cause companies to want a speedy trial, thus keeping costs down for the agency issuing the fine. No need to waste taxpayer money after all.

  • Hymedude

    Maybe Tyson meat is made from mutant guenie pigs....

  • l s
    l s

    looks a lot like a market regulating itself...

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  • Jay Zamora
    Jay Zamora

    Thank u Mr Trump

  • Peter didn't pick a pepper. But 2.
    Peter didn't pick a pepper. But 2.

    eat the rich

  • Doom 'N Gloom
    Doom 'N Gloom

    And its go boys go they'll time your every breath, and every day your in this place you're two days nearer death...

  • Ishan Parasher
    Ishan Parasher

    Plz do a piece on CPAC 2021 LMAOO

  • Catharine Donofrio
    Catharine Donofrio

    We all have a role to play in this world we live in today. God tells me this is no accident what's happening in the world around us right now. These are the plagues and the end times

  • Catharine Donofrio
    Catharine Donofrio

  • keegalyche

    i read "the jungle" because of this comments section and ive been sick to my stomach ever since

  • Corporeal Incursion
    Corporeal Incursion

    What can we do? Get a good education so you don't work in a shit job.

  • Captain_Context

    Its AMAZING how we need to see British comedians wrapping up how little rights and freedom america actually has... Otherwise we would never be told. Because US corporate media does not cover it.

  • tommyboy

    Do people find this guy entertaining

  • tommyboy

    What’s worse, the fact that we have millions of homeless people. Or the systemic funding of their being there

  • John SSmith
    John SSmith

    @JohnOliver when are you going to talk about Biden's statement that what China is doing to Uighurs is a CULTURAL THING ???????

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  • K F
    K F

    That betting pool says 'testing positive' NOT 'dying' and is therefore absolutely hilarious; even more so now, as Covid has proven to be the new seasonal flu and NOT the new Spanish flu, save for the panic about it.

  • TheJeanean

    Never buy into any company that tried to pass off that family bullshit. That is designed to guilt you into not quitting until they decide to lay you off.

  • HiredKiller08

    The betting pool is not that serious. Name one person in the world who hasn't made a bet on someone getting sick😂

  • Ricardo Alves De Oliveira
    Ricardo Alves De Oliveira

    I wish politicians would watch this show, learn a thing or two and act on it.

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  • P Villanueva
    P Villanueva

    I totally understand why the local packing/processing plants are always hiring... As well as why they are located in low income parts of town.😐

  • Peter Nielsen
    Peter Nielsen

    Haedox, well he is your boss, so ofcourse he earns more money then you...issac employes are not slaves, slaves cant quit...

  • Amol Marathe
    Amol Marathe

    so now openly you do virtue signaling!

  • Kent Kirkwood
    Kent Kirkwood

    yeah! wow! I work in manufacturing and we are treated 1 million times better than this.

  • Marcel Nehrig
    Marcel Nehrig

    I'd rather have my meat from a wet market in Wuhan, then from one of the american dream factories.

  • Jennifer Krohn
    Jennifer Krohn

    Need to force all these politicians who don’t support workers rights to do a few weeks labor on the line in one of these meat packing plants.

  • John Pearson
    John Pearson

    Romans 3:23 states: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;". We are all sinners, that have committed at least one sin in our lives, which earns us an eternal punishment in Hell. Revelation states 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.". God sent his Son, Jesus, to Earth as a perfect sinless sacrifice. To take on all the sins of the world; both past, present, and future sins. Shedding his blood on the cross as a blood atonement for all sins. After dying on the cross, he rose from the dead on the 3rd day and rose to Heaven. To show life after death. To show everlasting life through Jesus's sacrifice. John 14:6 states: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.". Romans 10:13 states "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.". Eternal life in heaven is just one prayer away. All you have to do is believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross for your sins. As an atonement for your sins. And rose from the grave on the 3rd day. Ask Jesus to save you of your sins and give you eternal life in Heaven. Salvation is a free and everlasting gift from God. Please don't let pride drag you into eternal punishment in Hell, but ask Jesus to give you eternal life in Heaven. If you're getting a strong feeling of resistance while reading this, it's because Satan doesn't want you to get saved. He wants you to resist, and think it's not real. He wants you in Hell for all eternity with him. Hell is not a fun place, like worldly people like to imagine. It's everlasting torture with no relief. I'm only taking the time to text this, because I want to get the message out. There are so many distractions in life keeping people from witnessing to other people. Keeping you from thinking about salvation. Keeping you from thinking about life after death. Please, ask Jesus into your hearts to save you of your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteous. Ask him for a place in Heaven, and he will save you from eternal damnation in Hell.

  • Sanford Gruber
    Sanford Gruber

    Your my hero John

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  • blackiceecko1

    Hey John I wish I could send you pictures of ups

  • blackdragone

    Imagine suffering the loss of a family member & having to fight for justice against a corporate organisation on top of your personal grief.

  • Wally Jackson
    Wally Jackson

    Actually Americans would do this work and one hand and rely on the labor of keeping immigrants in a more social problems for and more massive immigration to the country if these companies were paying decent $25 an hour jobs and wages that they can easily afford but instead advertise and throw the money to Big media and the propaganda of it and a big globalists in the media such as is this owl faced hackass John Oliver know it and they benefit from it and this Arrangement as a HBO receives much of this media money that is diverted away from American workers and thought they are able to cut and imports poor peons from South of the Border who actually benefit themselves from the jobs and higher incomes than they would otherwise get if they remained in Mexico

  • Astfgl42

    It's very interesting, that meatpacking and generally butchering is often connected with awful working conditions - as if something is fucked up with the whole industry and pricing of meat. There have also been several cases of corona-related revelations of violations of work safety and health here in germany. This shit needs to be unfucked :(

  • Nic Tanghe
    Nic Tanghe

    DAmn those peeps are fucking savages.

  • Follow the light
    Follow the light

    yup yup yup I agree with all that is said they just add more and more bull

  • Mercent

    I work in food industry. Do you want your food to be cheap? Do you want them to be safe? Yes? The svaings have to come somewhere. Now you know who suffers for low prices. Automation would help but it will increase the cost, by quite a bit, which you consumers will complain and switch to competition. Food industry is really cut throat and margins are low. Just some perspectives.

  • Jack McAllister
    Jack McAllister

    This pandemic is showing a lot of Americans how little they matter in the corporate meat grinder. Shame how much nihilism there is among them.

  • sidd harth
    sidd harth

    will you press the button meatpacking workers are treated nicely BUT your meat prices triples

  • AJ Durkee
    AJ Durkee

    Heh. AP Human Geography Fast Food nation moment.

  • Federico Barragán
    Federico Barragán

    I know it’s only me.... but..... I am a fan of every subject and blown away by the depth of the investigation .....THE FORMAT IS BOOORING... every episode feels the same

  • Ziljan Vega
    Ziljan Vega

    Anyone who says slavery was abolished in the US except for punishment for a crime never visited a poultry plantation.

  • Vytautas Stalmokas
    Vytautas Stalmokas

    look at Johns eyes at exactly 1:31. Dudes inner demon comin out

  • chibiparadox

    John, If we are being PERFECTLY honest; a passiveaggressive pigeon.

  • Atomkrieg Reinigungs
    Atomkrieg Reinigungs

    The reason this pandemic happened by a zoonotic disease is due to eating animals. Why tf is anyone surprised why 'murdered sentient being packers' have the highest virulent rates and deaths?? The consumption of meat is absolutely unnecessary. Animal agra is devastating the environment, our healthcare system (due to all the ailment it causes), and yes its a f****** cruel and sadistic industry that lies to people and deceives the public with misinformation. One day these psychopathic CEO's will be on trial for not only for the pain and suffering of animals but now over exploiting their workers knowing their being sent to their deaths.*SEE THE PATTERN HERE??*

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  • Reese Hedgeman
    Reese Hedgeman

    "DEADPOOL 3: What The Cluck"

  • Noah 01
    Noah 01

    One more reason for being vegan. Go vegan 🥦💚

  • Shahzad Aslam
    Shahzad Aslam

    after watching this i am happy to stay on marginal jobs working from home

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  • Avenz

    Watching this makes me feel seen as a JBS employee.

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  • MrMustangMan

    it's not just the meatpacking industry.!!!!!!!! try working on ANY assembly line in the US........

  • Fork B
    Fork B

    America really is a developing country, believing to be industrial country!

    • Fork B
      Fork B

      I am so priviledged to not be born in USA!

  • David mills
    David mills

    thanks for endless wars were not allowed to have peace and happiness thanks too your senile potus and cabniet members we dont have the money for citizens but lets go to war. idiots.

  • Fez Stavrou
    Fez Stavrou

    Why doesn't John Oliver address the fact that rampant US capitalism is the problem here? Where big business is more powerful than governments?

  • Mando Anon
    Mando Anon

    Slavery with extra steps

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    • cqvio doli
      cqvio doli

      not currently employed . O memories.

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  • Claus Schirling
    Claus Schirling

    It's a pity that i can only watch the main story every week over here in Germany! I'd love to watch the full show, but i cant cause we don't have HBO or HBO MAx over here..... :-(

  • Fran FoersterAnthony
    Fran FoersterAnthony

    I believe I can become a vegetarian very easily,at least stop eating chicken

  • Iyan Barone
    Iyan Barone

    wow this show is really throwing me off withotu the laugh track i miss the laughter.

  • Jags

    John, your married?

  • s05198

    It's disgusting to know we're still living in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

  • Blind Visionary
    Blind Visionary

    For all the haters... this is why Pelosi & Schumur refused to agree to the GOP's stimulus proposals. "LIABILITY PROTECTIONS" How can anyone still vote GOP? Treasonous, unpatriotic, hypocrtical, POS. It's not a difference of opinions, it's a total lack of morals, and bully mentality. #NeverForget #Jan6

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  • eli ragland
    eli ragland

    Knowing how John is, I was very certain that he was going to buy that art of the peacocks f*cking. I’m honestly shocked he didn’t

  • Dick Macgurn
    Dick Macgurn

    Haven't eaten meat or dairy in 20 years. Don't miss it 1 bit.

  • Jeremy Adler Reacts
    Jeremy Adler Reacts

    Dammit tyson's chicken nuggets are so good but the company is so shit what do i do nooooo this is a crisis i dont wanna support assholes but then if you think about it all big companies suck at their core so is it really making a difference switching from one company to another you're just giving your money to a different asshole instead so DOES IT EVEN MATTER

  • Elemental Winds
    Elemental Winds

    7:23 thought you were going to say Adam Driver

  • Juan Hernandez
    Juan Hernandez

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  • Blake Gentry
    Blake Gentry

    So much truth. 6.5 years working for Tyson and after reporting a deadly situation that was handled wrong by management 4 separate times in 2 weeks with me and other coworkers lives on the line I was fired, while looking for another job, I ran into a friend who I worked with at Tyson for at least 3 to 4 years was looking for a job. When I asked what happened they said they went to their own doctor because of extreme wrist pain that they've had for 9 months straight Tyson fired that person on the spot. So Tyson didn't have to pay for their carpal tunnel surgery. Also had another friend die after company doctor rushed them back to work after an on the job injury. Doc released them to return to work the next day, that night died from blood clot from the injury. This video bought up so many experience stories about my time there. Glad I got out even if it was thrown down a slide and the corporate investigation that was started fell apart after they got rid of me and Osha said I could no longer make a claim of unsafe work conditions because I was not currently employed . O memories.

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