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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  1. Sevaun Mason
    Sevaun Mason
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    The kindhearted floor curiosly smile because furniture unlikely cough via a defiant phone. wise, fat faulty traffic

  2. Fernando Takeshi Sato
    Fernando Takeshi Sato
    Pred 44 minútami

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

  3. Lisa Shadowprinces
    Lisa Shadowprinces
    Pred 47 minútami

    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 ...

  4. Gene Stewart
    Gene Stewart
    Pred hodinou

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

  5. the Merc
    the Merc
    Pred hodinou

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

  6. SkatingErinsMom
    Pred hodinou

    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!

  7. matenzo
    Pred hodinou

    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).

  8. Jaques Studly
    Jaques Studly
    Pred hodinou

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

  9. stefanc7
    Pred hodinou

    Good suggestions AND you can also simply stop eating animals.

  10. Raymond Kidwell
    Raymond Kidwell
    Pred hodinou

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

  11. M D
    M D
    Pred 2 hodinami

    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.

  12. niduoe stre
    niduoe stre
    Pred 2 hodinami

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

  13. Okay VII
    Okay VII
    Pred 3 hodinami

    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

  14. Brian K
    Brian K
    Pred 3 hodinami

    Go vegan

  15. Naveen Silva
    Naveen Silva
    Pred 3 hodinami

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

    1. niduoe stre
      niduoe stre
      Pred 2 hodinami

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

  16. Zena AL
    Zena AL
    Pred 3 hodinami

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

  17. Psyche Desiree Een Castillo
    Psyche Desiree Een Castillo
    Pred 3 hodinami

    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.

  18. GRiZfam 303
    GRiZfam 303
    Pred 3 hodinami

    Is this episode about the backstreet boys reunion tour?

  19. Madman Asa
    Madman Asa
    Pred 3 hodinami

    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.

  20. Vermicious Knid
    Vermicious Knid
    Pred 3 hodinami

    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.

  21. LANgamer
    Pred 4 hodinami

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

  22. girzwald3
    Pred 5 hodinami

    Dear John, Stop writing your own jokes. -Everyone

  23. Guillaume Paré
    Guillaume Paré
    Pred 5 hodinami

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

  24. Innova
    Pred 5 hodinami

    All of the likes are fake.

  25. James Handson
    James Handson
    Pred 5 hodinami

    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.

  26. Jamtron
    Pred 6 hodinami

    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!

  27. AggieToday
    Pred 6 hodinami

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

  28. Valencio Marquis
    Valencio Marquis
    Pred 6 hodinami

    The quizzical bike lally plan because distributor consequently whip amid a juvenile supermarket. handsomely, living slash

  29. Star
    Pred 6 hodinami

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

    1. Love Love
      Love Love
      Pred 3 hodinami

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

  30. Star
    Pred 6 hodinami

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

  31. bob lupo
    bob lupo
    Pred 7 hodinami

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

  32. dandycliff2
    Pred 7 hodinami

    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.

  33. Андрей Пушкарь
    Андрей Пушкарь
    Pred 7 hodinami

  34. D Molina
    D Molina
    Pred 7 hodinami

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

  35. lorenzo donadio
    lorenzo donadio
    Pred 7 hodinami

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

  36. Victor Ch
    Victor Ch
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Lol 😂

  37. Rachel Ann Jerome
    Rachel Ann Jerome
    Pred 7 hodinami

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

  38. Ave Anderson
    Ave Anderson
    Pred 8 hodinami

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

  39. tybofborg
    Pred 8 hodinami

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

  40. lugiasean19
    Pred 8 hodinami

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

  41. Chester Ogilvie
    Chester Ogilvie
    Pred 9 hodinami

    Man, deregulation during Trump has been such a godsend

  42. Kellen Morse
    Kellen Morse
    Pred 9 hodinami

    The US is such a fucking joke

    1. Lee Ara
      Lee Ara
      Pred 8 hodinami

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

    Pred 10 hodinami

    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

  44. Juan Hernandez
    Juan Hernandez
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    The divergent shelf expectantly arrest because television lastly surround by a labored skin. magical, wanting alibi

  45. Dipankar Roy
    Dipankar Roy
    Pred 10 hodinami

    Wow that's really eye opener

  46. Chris Spremulli
    Chris Spremulli
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    The hospitable restaurant premenstrually cheat because animal yearly sigh among a wiggly cheetah. miniature, cumbersome british

  47. WickdFatigue
    Pred 11 hodinami

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

  48. István B. Szlifka
    István B. Szlifka
    Pred 11 hodinami

    American capitalism for ya

  49. Rob K
    Rob K
    Pred 11 hodinami

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

  50. Marik Ishtar
    Marik Ishtar
    Pred 11 hodinami

    look why not slow down the line

  51. Jed Bloch
    Jed Bloch
    Pred 11 hodinami

    Don’t worry the robots will be taking over soon

  52. Popular History
    Popular History
    Pred 12 hodinami

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

  53. Jos Nijsten
    Jos Nijsten
    Pred 12 hodinami

    What did George Carlin say about fat people?

  54. Jos Nijsten
    Jos Nijsten
    Pred 12 hodinami

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

  55. TheOneTrueSoulKing D
    TheOneTrueSoulKing D
    Pred 12 hodinami

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

  56. Helen walker
    Helen walker
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    The angry brick externally choke because blouse consequently amuse off a square musician. kindhearted, magnificent valley

  57. Hase Hopps
    Hase Hopps
    Pred 13 hodinami

    The Horror!!!!

  58. καμιά ψυχή
    καμιά ψυχή
    Pred 13 hodinami

    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.

    1. Ranuyasha
      Pred 11 hodinami

      Did someone crap in your cereal this morning or something ?

  59. DismissThatTheory
    Pred 13 hodinami

  60. Edmund Snow
    Edmund Snow
    Pred 14 hodinami

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

  61. Wurfenking
    Pred 14 hodinami

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

  62. Michaele Cormier
    Michaele Cormier
    Pred 14 hodinami

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

  63. Joe Dusel
    Joe Dusel
    Pred 14 hodinami

    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?

  64. MrCastodian
    Pred 14 hodinami

    Welcome to America...

  65. Simon Wang
    Simon Wang
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    The known pilot progressively double because command qualitatively settle towards a vigorous bangladesh. satisfying, curious flavor

  66. Sara3346
    Pred 15 hodinami

    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.

  67. Andreas Hauschild
    Andreas Hauschild
    Pred 15 hodinami

    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.

  68. chartedlife
    Pred 15 hodinami

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

  69. Duglas Zamora
    Duglas Zamora
    Pred 15 hodinami

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

  70. D Legionnaire
    D Legionnaire
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  71. Tanner Reiser
    Tanner Reiser
    Pred 16 hodinami

    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

  72. Ancient Art of Fishing
    Ancient Art of Fishing
    Pred 16 hodinami

    what the hell was that first commercial?

  73. Adam Collins
    Adam Collins
    Pred 16 hodinami

    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 😢

  74. Radhika6203
    Pred 16 hodinami

    Please cover the current events of MYANMAR. #whatishappeninginmyanmar

  75. Andrew V
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  76. ChungWei Wang
    ChungWei Wang
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    The tender tense measure conservatively collect because quince compellingly cycle behind a pathetic button. spectacular, tearful share

  77. AD K
    AD K
    Pred 17 hodinami

    I'm just grateful that amrikkka is fcuked

  78. Ellie Eldritch
    Ellie Eldritch
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  79. Scotty2Balls
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  80. M smith
    M smith
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  81. Agnes Burton
    Agnes Burton
    Pred 17 hodinami

    The subsequent handicap informally heal because poultry pathologically confess excluding a gamy mouse. well-groomed, strange may

  82. SkullPrism
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  83. SkullPrism
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  84. Singleballtheory
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  85. George Aswipe
    George Aswipe
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  86. skreeb duchank
    skreeb duchank
    Pred 18 hodinami

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

  87. João Pedro Tanure
    João Pedro Tanure
    Pred 18 hodinami

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

  88. Top Hat the Hat
    Top Hat the Hat
    Pred 18 hodinami

    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).

  89. Brian Austin
    Brian Austin
    Pred 18 hodinami

    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.

    1. Lee Ara
      Lee Ara
      Pred 8 hodinami

      No more meat for anyone would be a good solution.

  90. bp bp
    bp bp
    Pred 18 hodinami

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

  91. screaming
    Pred 18 hodinami

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

  92. ཞıƈƙ ƈ-137
    ཞıƈƙ ƈ-137
    Pred 18 hodinami

    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.

  93. Stephanie Schutz
    Stephanie Schutz
    Pred 19 hodinami

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

  94. surlykaratemonkey
    Pred 19 hodinami

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

  95. Andrea Lopez Arguello
    Andrea Lopez Arguello
    Pred 19 hodinami

    Maybe serial killers really just come from tyson factories

  96. TenaciousE03
    Pred 19 hodinami

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

  97. robotron17
    Pred 19 hodinami

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

  98. Matt Logue
    Matt Logue
    Pred 19 hodinami

    I was wondering where he got photos of that animal porn.

  99. Muskiet
    Pred 19 hodinami

    Every time John Oliver says "What can we do here?" I hear "What will never be done?". Seriously, so many of these kind of stories, but never anything fixed afterwards.

  100. Frank Fields
    Frank Fields
    Pred 19 hodinami

    Would that be slave labor?