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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  • Justin Opperman

    Justin Opperman

    3 dakika önce

    All big business manual labor jobs operate this way. It is the American Way!

  • TomyLobo


    9 dakika önce

    Americans, this is why your chicken are chlorinated and why we don't want them.

  • American Citizen

    American Citizen

    18 dakika önce

    Thank you john Oliver! Love the owl note, the deity is prominent in the ruling elites reverence.

  • Campbell Baylee

    Campbell Baylee

    32 dakika önce

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  • Petar Dragiyski

    Petar Dragiyski

    46 dakika önce

    No body care for those workers and that will not change and no matter how much noise there is no body cares. I worked in the UK for a stock take company on a so called "0 hours" contract and sometimes I was working for more then 30 consecutive days without a day off, many times my shifts were longer then 16 hours without been paid extra time and with a total disregard to health and safety.

  • Nicolin Rucker

    Nicolin Rucker

    51 dakika önce

    Me:wait, why would immigrants be reluctant to report problems with employment... ohhhh, he means "undocumented immigrants"... right.

  • Danny Beane

    Danny Beane

    52 dakika önce

    Not sure how I should feel that when he mentioned "other employees well being" and showed a woman my mind immediately went to sexual harassment.

  • Dave Neave

    Dave Neave

    Saatler önce

    as someone who used to work for a JBS plant, i can attest to their working conditions being shit. i would be the ONLY one on the line that would never get bathroom breaks. luckily i was fired because I WENT BLIND on one of my eyes due to an MS flare up

  • Dawn Nona

    Dawn Nona

    Saatler önce

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  • Daniel D

    Daniel D

    Saatler önce

    Many meat packing workers are also not actually paid anything because they are in a work-rehab program and the drug rehabilitation program gets the money that would be paid to the workers.

  • jesus meillon

    jesus meillon

    Saatler önce

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  • DarkownerMinimalist


    2 saatler önce

    vote with you wallet turd. boycot = gg

  • Adolfo Jayme Barrientos

    Adolfo Jayme Barrientos

    2 saatler önce

    10:25 Oooooh, this stung

  • DarkownerMinimalist


    2 saatler önce

    dumpster fire america. start a war and china will invade you instant.

  • leonxl


    2 saatler önce

    But I thought capitalism was the best?? Don’t like their working conditions? Then don’t work there and don’t buy their products. “Sarcasm”

  • Mario


    2 saatler önce

    I bet John Oliver likes "Open Borders" policies.
    That is where Tyson gets their employees. You can't have it both ways.

  • Meinbher Pieg

    Meinbher Pieg

    2 saatler önce

    Humans treat animals like stock and machines. Humans are animals. Do the math.

  • Mario


    2 saatler önce

    My favorite Dr. Seuss book was (The Cat's Quizzer) "Are you Smarter than the Cat in the Hat?"
    I know now, thanks to Joe Biden, poor kids are just as smart as the cat in the hat.
    Another favorite of mine was... If I Ran The Zoo. That is the book Joe Biden is currently reading, in order to run the Democratic Party, and Government.

  • Kaylin


    3 saatler önce

    Idk- I must have poor taste? I thought that house and bathroom were gorgeous 😂

  • The Mighty Sagetto

    The Mighty Sagetto

    3 saatler önce

    At least he removed his gloves and put em back on after. Nobody ..well at least most I know don't appreciate dick flavored chicken

  • Michael Enderfitnessvlog

    Michael Enderfitnessvlog

    4 saatler önce

    In 1998 i worked for seaboard farms of Athens Georgia it was horrible. I wanted to live down south but there weren't many jobs I could do at 19.

  • FerdinandFake


    4 saatler önce

    Seriously youtube? John fing Oliver?? Get outta here with this bullshit, dropping his annoying rants into my autoplay is assaulting my ears.

  • Ian Einstein

    Ian Einstein

    5 saatler önce

    That Purdue Farms commercial had me rolling! Bloody memorable, too. Honestly, I'd call that a good ad. It got the viewer's attention, held it, and slapped them with the product so hard it was headspinning! Not to mention, it left me wanting more... Like, I need to know what happened. Is the dog gonna be okay?

  • Galador


    6 saatler önce

    I honestly believe the US could profit so much if they installed a multiparty systwm instead of the two party system.
    That would be great to cut down on corruption and bring competition of great ideas and not just money

  • quemaspana


    6 saatler önce

    I wish every other sentence out of Johns mouth wasn't so foul. Its a bit over the top and makes it unsharable with 50% of my friends who really need to see this.

  • Matthew Scott

    Matthew Scott

    6 saatler önce

    Its amazing to me that this country still even functions with the way people treat one another.



    6 saatler önce

    It's "Do You Want Lies With That" The Infinite Loop

  • Ambambalam


    6 saatler önce

    admittedly I laughed at some of my family catching covid so maybe tyson feels the same way. fuck you aunt sharon.

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    Planeta Curioso

    7 saatler önce

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  • James Smith

    James Smith

    7 saatler önce

    I think the bigger issue here is the " MEAT " our SLAVEMASTERS are using to allow them to stay in power. From our, I mean THEIR armed forces, be it the military to commando police forces, when will people stop joining these terrorists. What a rotten world we live, anything goes for PROFIT, we've been brainwashed to believe this.

  • Jon Dough

    Jon Dough

    7 saatler önce

    MAGA! Best 3rd world country in the universe!!

  • Afqwa


    7 saatler önce

    That is some kind of nightmare smoking gun. Holy shit.
    Nothing says you're knowingly and maliciously negligent like taking bets on the health and safety of your workers.

  • Tom Meyer

    Tom Meyer

    9 saatler önce

    Just when you thought Amazon was at the bottom of the barrel of working conditions in US capitalism, this industry easily takes that spot. This is what happens when labor becomes a commodity.

  • Nen


    10 saatler önce

    The American dream only happens while alseep.

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    John Lee

    10 saatler önce

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  • Shawn Cole Standiford

    Shawn Cole Standiford

    10 saatler önce

    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

    10 saatler önce

    I feel like we should start sending raisin bombers to the USA. they're obviously a country in crisis.

  • Jack Walker

    Jack Walker

    10 saatler önce

    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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    jay cao

    10 saatler önce

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  • Age of Reason

    Age of Reason

    10 saatler önce

    American is a lost cause. It's over.

  • Linescrew1


    11 saatler önce

    Next we will discover the vegetable packing industry is worse!

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    Liam Manning

    11 saatler önce

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  • Yvette Newell

    Yvette Newell

    12 saatler önce

    I wasn’t sure whether to like or dislike. The information was invaluable but . . . DAMN😡🤬🤯

  • W Martinez

    W Martinez

    13 saatler önce

    Many immigrants we dont find too bad because it's good job compared

  • L J

    L J

    13 saatler önce

    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

    13 saatler önce

    If only we could all make our living being a comedian.

  • L J

    L J

    13 saatler önce

    Who one the bet??

  • wattersm


    14 saatler önce

    "Our employees are our most valuable asset." Yeah, well, how much are you paying them?

  • Adrien Pinard

    Adrien Pinard

    14 saatler önce

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  • Sven


    14 saatler önce

    Why am I getting this video recommended so aggressively?
    It autoplayed the third time just now.

  • JFred 517

    JFred 517

    14 saatler önce

    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


    15 saatler önce

    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

    15 saatler önce

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  • Sean Cullen

    Sean Cullen

    15 saatler önce

    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

    15 saatler önce

    1:10 I *FELT* that

  • Michael Raad

    Michael Raad

    15 saatler önce

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  • tekros


    15 saatler önce

    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.

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    15 saatler önce

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  • Briar Cockrell

    Briar Cockrell

    16 saatler önce

    The people who implemented those awful procedures and hazardous work environment are all chickenfuckers.

  • richard wilmot Ph.D

    richard wilmot Ph.D

    16 saatler önce

    Tyson does not allow unions, they offer chaplains instead.

  • DarthNater98


    16 saatler önce

    Where's Teddy Roosevelt when you need him.

  • John Taylor

    John Taylor

    16 saatler önce

    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

    17 saatler önce

    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


    17 saatler önce

    Ironically - but quite appropriately - "perdue" is "FART" in Russian. No kidding.

  • Max Pagan

    Max Pagan

    17 saatler önce

    upton sinclair 2: Electric boogaloo

  • Celeste Pagano

    Celeste Pagano

    17 saatler önce

    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

    18 saatler önce

    Lmao! "Perverted owl just watches" 😂😂

  • Low Flying Potato

    Low Flying Potato

    18 saatler önce

    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

    18 saatler önce

    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


    18 saatler önce

    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

    19 saatler önce

    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

    19 saatler önce

    Watch George Carlin on germs an the Immune system, it might SAVE YOUR LIFE!!!

  • surewinner


    19 saatler önce

    #1 - Phone is the most valuable asset... Sad, but so true to most people.

  • Sumayyah Ross

    Sumayyah Ross

    19 saatler önce

    ok but with todays technology they can't get a machine to do this

  • Nathan_W


    20 saatler önce

    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

    20 saatler önce

    But all the people picking your lettuce are completely happy.

  • Backruborbust


    20 saatler önce

    I wish I had never started eating meat. And shame on those taking bets on their employees, and everything else they do

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    20 saatler önce

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  • James Wright

    James Wright

    20 saatler önce

    The commercial is from the early 2000s. What the connection here is hormones. Had to be there to understand.

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    20 saatler önce

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  • Russel Cantor

    Russel Cantor

    20 saatler önce

    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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    21 saatler önce

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  • nintendoboy17


    21 saatler önce

    Now we need John Oliver to cover retail work, especially during COVID!

  • S Y

    S Y

    21 saatler önce

    I dont see how that waiver could hold up in court. You cant sign a contract under duress.

  • CallMe Batman

    CallMe Batman

    22 saatler önce

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  • fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh

    22 saatler önce

    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

    SJ R

    22 saatler önce

    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

    23 saatler önce

    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

      22 saatler önce

      meatpacking plant that is! Yukl, yuk, y'all.

  • mymak2015


    23 saatler önce

    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

    23 saatler önce

    Anyone remember how proud Trump was for keeping these plants open?

  • Avenoma


    23 saatler önce

    rebuild and strengthen OSHA.

  • Avenoma


    23 saatler önce

    sex robots for dudes that need them. yes please.

  • Beach&BoardFan


    23 saatler önce

    HA! This is industry as a whole, go work in any industrial plant, This isnt a meat packing industry problem...

  • Lani Kiss

    Lani Kiss

    23 saatler önce

    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

    Gün önce

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  • I Geriatrici

    I Geriatrici

    Gün önce

    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?

  • young20something


    Gün önce

    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

    Gün önce

    I genuinely wonder if Mr Oliver regrets becoming a US citizen?

  • AD Harbison

    AD Harbison

    Gün önce

    This is why you should support local meat markets and butcher shops