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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    polarknight 537

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    Out of hundreds of animal rights groups and vegetarians, this has made the strongest argument for going meat free to me.

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    Javi Rios

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    tbh If I lived in america and worked for any bigger company no matter what position I would also bet how many of my coworkers caught the virus cause no one wants to adhere to covid measurements. like what else do you do to escape this preapocalyptic hellhole.

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    Pashton Baha

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    PumpkinEskobarr

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    😂🤣Chicken chips?! If you bought that you were shopping on an empty stomach.

  • PumpkinEskobarr

    PumpkinEskobarr

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Using the “we are a family” term on a workplace is emotional manipulation tactics. Criminals do it too. Saying we all family in this money life funding situation called work. Don’t fall for it.
    Especially co-workers that like to refer to you as a relative like brother/sister son/daughter whatever. Titles like that on non-relatives should take years and or some significant life-impacting events to build. The ppl that put those titles on you do so as a way to emotionally control you, forcing you to be loyal, so when they mess up you think twice about reporting them or you feel compelled to cover for them.
    If someone you barely know well start using that family terminology, think first “did I do enough of anything to earn that from them? Did this person skip over friend and go straight to family?” Suspect!
    Also, another manipulation tactic, someone you barely know start revealing their secrets. Like really, we worked for 1month and you trust me? They do this so you fall for it and open up about your life. Cops do this shit when interrogating suspects. Offering up something that is worthless to them but you perceive it as valuable and think “wow this person really trusts me and opens up to me. I should reciprocate it seems safe” NOPE!
    And they be the same ppl quick to accuse you of “having a wall up”. Fucking mind games. My response is, “why do you think you privy to be let over that wall?”

  • ghawkins816

    ghawkins816

    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Damn kind of messed up seeing this. I've been working for Tyson for years. I work in shipping/distribution though. I have family that work in processing and they never mentioned anything like this. They do complain about the pace and schedule.

  • blaqoD

    blaqoD

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    Wrong title. Here's the good one:
    "Slavery in meat factories not hold accountable"

  • iEatEmos

    iEatEmos

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    I worked at a Jennie-O, all this is true. My shoulder is permanently effed cuz of running 32+bpm. 60+% were refugees and islanders. And in the less than 2yrs I worked there someone got fingers cut off.

  • Gregory Mcgraw

    Gregory Mcgraw

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    This is no joke these warehouses like meat packing , cold food , etc are slimy as fuck ..they hire Hispanics and pay them barely above minimum wage for years (I know one girl making 8.00 an hour for 14 years) , they were you like a slave require 6 days a week 70 hours a week , upper management makes ass loads of money with great benifits , if you make a complaint or bring something up they let you go

  • Vince F

    Vince F

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    They’re trying to push chlorinated chicken and unregulated unsafe GMO on the UK they want nothing to do with any of that in this story for the most part is exactly why the shit we do to the chicken and other meat is not done in other countries, Despite what you’ve been told America is a shit hole country and nobody wants low quality food from this country

  • Vince F

    Vince F

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    People need to stop seeing corporations as a collection of people run by people people also need to stop seeing capitalism as anything other than an evil monster that needs to be satisfied by these companies the pandemic has woke a lot of people we need them more woke.

  • Vince F

    Vince F

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    Before workers compensation in the 1920s there were industrial corporations that would do the same thing as these chicken processing plants in that they would injure workers and make them suffer and one guy wasn’t going to hear it anymore he wouldn’t get a shotgun and blew all the supervisors away

  • Vince F

    Vince F

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    But when everything goes robotic you’re going to notice that you’re going to see more processed garbage foods everywhere because they’re going to be able to ramp up production with these robots, the lowest common denominator person that shops at Walmart is the problem with this

  • Vince F

    Vince F

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    In 10 years you will watch this and think how did we not solve this sooner, in 10 years robotic workers will process raw meats.

  • Vince F

    Vince F

    Πριν 12 ώρες

    This is why you go organic, as these standards aren’t applicable, organic gas more stringent safety regulation and processes.

  • Vince F

    Vince F

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    When any employer says that “you are family” get the fuck out of there as soon as you can, because they’re going to exploit you’re like family and not pay you

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  • nedomedo

    nedomedo

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    Organize and unionize! That goes for workers all across the country. "The Market" will never regulate itself. When the federal and state governments cut funding for inspection agencies, they won't be able to make inspections. And when the governments make laws that prohibits inspections, and when the fines are equivalent of us paying 0.0002 cents for parking tickets, you know that the system is broken. Such working conditions, in which people get badly hurt on a daily basis, are appalling! You know how politicians and everyone keeps saying that the US is the greatest, freest and most democratic country in the world? That's simply and absolutely not true. It's the greatest for those who have money, who can buy cheap labour, without a second thought given to workers' safety and well being. You are disposable. You need to organize and unionize!

  • luckystriker

    luckystriker

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    all outlined in the book fast food nation by eric schlosser almost 20 years ago. nothings changed.

  • Evan Canellakis

    Evan Canellakis

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Those facilities are Inhumane

  • Evan Canellakis

    Evan Canellakis

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    Even after watching this I’m still a proud meat eater

  • Emily An

    Emily An

    Πριν 14 ώρες

    all the local farms and not just how the animals are treated. Thanks for this post!

  • Utopianx8x

    Utopianx8x

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    Yet another reason to become vegan. Appalling

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    C Stone

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    That Perdue commercial 🤣🤣😄

  • Thunder

    Thunder

    Πριν 19 ώρες

    Time has not been kind to Oliver

  • Gerald Juve Jr.

    Gerald Juve Jr.

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    We can 'regulate' all we want. They (the elite) will simply find the loophole, or some other 'legal' maneuver, increase prices for goods and services etc. and basically screw the working class for the plain simple reason: the ludicrously rich enjoy being that way, and no matter how much they have IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH!

    • Emily An

      Emily An

      Πριν 14 ώρες

      the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

  • Sarah Hill

    Sarah Hill

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    In school rn, I'm learning about how in the 1890s we had these same exact problems. Shit hasn't changed.

  • William Moffett

    William Moffett

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    You either want socialism or you are somehow using exposes like this to convince yourself you feel bad about these conditions while having no intention to do anything about them because you believe you benefit from it.

  • Lyonel Laverde

    Lyonel Laverde

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    The 5,000 who didn't like this video support workers being treated worse than the meat at these plants.

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    Πριν ημέρα

    Please make an episode about Brazil durring the pandemics

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    America is not a country, it's a business. Money has trumped integrity, and lives. Your oppression is their profession.

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    Considering how inhumanely factory farmed animals are raised and slaughtered, is it surprising that factory farm owners treat their workers poorly? Factory farms have a total disregard for life in general :-/

  • matt fontaine

    matt fontaine

    Πριν ημέρα

    What about Cuomo?

  • Terry Folderson

    Terry Folderson

    Πριν ημέρα

    Its not just meat packing plants that mishandle food just take a look at the thousands of stories that come up every month from fast food employees doing every unimaginable act under the sun to the food they're serving

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  • Mitchell Krouth

    Mitchell Krouth

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    As an employee of a meat packing in Green Bay Wisconsin on the kill floor I witnessed many bad things which you are mentioning.
    In the main issue is standards slow down the machinery for humans to Process the animals
    Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

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    Top 3 people you don't want wearing boxes on their heads while working:
    Neurosurgeons
    Airline pilots
    OSHA inspectors

  • Michael Spyridon

    Michael Spyridon

    Πριν ημέρα

    9:00 the nurse puts on bengay and sends you on your way and it's not even worth going.
    So apparently meat packing plants hire their nursing staff from the same pool of candidates as prisons and public schools.

  • Drecon84

    Drecon84

    Πριν ημέρα

    I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.

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    Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19

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    America dont sound so great to me

  • Happy Thoughts

    Happy Thoughts

    Πριν ημέρα

    Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

  • Joseph Roland

    Joseph Roland

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    I don't care about the working conditions of illegals. They knew what they were getting into when they came here.... illegally

  • albert mooney

    albert mooney

    Πριν ημέρα

    anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

  • Joseph Roland

    Joseph Roland

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    "it's just a fun fact that I'm throwing in there for no reason" lol transparent clown. Your race-baiting is obvious

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    I love you LWT. I appreciate your show so much that I pay for it on youtube. Unfortunately I live in Canada. So I was amazed by the fact that I have access more quickly to your content using a VPN in the US where the show is up one week earlier. Could you guys please fix this? Again thank you.

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    Nothing about Biden?? You are a Joke!!!

  • L Lamoy

    L Lamoy

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    I started working at one of these companies because of covid in Canada overall so far its not as bad but I haven't been working there that long so ............ idk

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    Jojo Toto

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    American dream looks more like American nightmare ... These greedy companies want to grab more more money .These CEOs have workers' blood on their hands ...It's almost the same nightmare in European call centers and in European telecom companies

  • Vladinek Januška

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    American capitalism is fcked up game. People working on low positions are basicly slaves. No rights, no value, no future.

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    Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast

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    It is disgusting. And it's all a result of our reliance on employment for survival income creating a lever for employers to exploit workers. Go through the issues presented in this video and ask yourself, how much of this would be happening if people had a #UBI providing enough to meet their basic needs, unconditionally? Would these workers put up with this treatment? Or would they refuse such working conditions, because they can afford to, thus forcing the employers to do better? Regulations can only ever mitigate the problems created by poverty. Only eliminating poverty entirely solves these issues and so many more.

  • rckblzr12

    rckblzr12

    Πριν ημέρα

    Is there a legit reason why the plants put out so much food? Seems like a lot of it goes to waste in supermarkets.

  • Ak

    Ak

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    6:24 lmao ironic

  • Liana H

    Liana H

    Πριν ημέρα

    He did an upton sinclair's the jungle 100 years later

  • John Alexander Singleton

    John Alexander Singleton

    Πριν ημέρα

    yeah well you've never been to a casino then, prudes. Cancel the chicken nugget order, stat

  • SpaceViking

    SpaceViking

    Πριν ημέρα

    America slipping down the slope. Sad.

  • Jake Skelington

    Jake Skelington

    Πριν ημέρα

    I used to hang off every word this dude said. He's just like every other media outlet. Half the truth, half misleading information. Not necessarily a lie, just misleading.
    On that note, this is all unfortunately very true, but doesn't describe the half of it...

  • n3rdm4n

    n3rdm4n

    Πριν ημέρα

    > a product that is wildly popular in this country
    Watching woke people trying to sound smart?

  • mydoggotshavedtoday

    mydoggotshavedtoday

    Πριν ημέρα

    There is no way around what we have to do:
    1) Pay more for meat
    2) EAT LESS MEAT
    I have been vegan for 4 years. You all don't need to go vegan, but we absolutely have to decentralize this industry. This is not new information, come on..Eat less meat, shop locally at farmers markets (if possible), vote/ communicate on/ with local politicians, and have the difficult conversations. Change happens slowly

  • Ant Circus

    Ant Circus

    Πριν ημέρα

    This is what happens when you have an almost completely ununionized workforce and if they have a union it's too weak to do anything.

  • Numinous Nihil

    Numinous Nihil

    Πριν ημέρα

    Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free

  • Michael Johanson

    Michael Johanson

    Πριν ημέρα

    11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

  • Wedding DJ Rob Soundz

    Wedding DJ Rob Soundz

    Πριν ημέρα

    Or we could fix our broken food system altogether and move towards more plant-based, which is not only healthier, more just and better for our struggling planet but which would solve the problems explained in this video as a mere side-effect.

  • Manvir Singh

    Manvir Singh

    Πριν ημέρα

    I've been following you for years!!!!! When would you make a video about farmer protests in India? Ignore if you already have :)

  • Johnny_Island

    Johnny_Island

    Πριν ημέρα

    Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?

  • Some Guy From The Internet

    Some Guy From The Internet

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void bit...it has been worse, to a point I can't even watch anymore. Maybe this clip talking about something that isn't Trump and republicans is a sign the show is going back to being more informative instead of just another show of people's angry opinions.

    • Vergin Meats

      Vergin Meats

      Πριν ημέρα

      The don’t

  • jonescity

    jonescity

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.

  • Zakkuya

    Zakkuya

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The industry that treats lives as a product doesn't care about its workers?? Whaaat??? I'm all for John's suggestions of strongly regulating these factories, but realistically, this industry needs to lose its subsidies and fade out.

  • Joan Harrison

    Joan Harrison

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Thank you, John Oliver, for bringing the evils of meatpacking to light. For more information on meatpacking, including what the animals suffer leading up to it, read Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, by Karen Davis, and Slaughterhouse, by Gail A. Eisnitz.

  • Richard Kuklinski

    Richard Kuklinski

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    “Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.

  • Moon Memento

    Moon Memento

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    it's totally our country.

  • Nob ody

    Nob ody

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Batheooms: u go before u start work and on ur break even if u dont have to go. That's how u train ur body when it's time to go.
    Hands hurt: take some tylenol. Construction works always hurt. That's what we do.

  • Harmony Mitcham

    Harmony Mitcham

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I would never work a job that didnt allow you time to go to the bathroom, its ridiculous that people allow this, I understand the need for money but honestly its not worth it, your safety and health is more important.

  • thecraftycreeper

    thecraftycreeper

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I'm in Iowa and I'm disgusted at Tysons for this and also I'm surprised i did not hear about this sooner and the reason i am so disgusted is not only the behavior but also since pork incredibly important to Iowa since it is the corn and pork state and this behavior in a pork packing factory is unacceptable especially in Iowa

  • Steven Evans

    Steven Evans

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • George State

    George State

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    16:21.. now fore real.. how the fuck can a funeral cost more than 15k USD or whatereve the fk currency you want to convert to ?!?!?!

  • BanXxX69

    BanXxX69

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...

  • Luis Tarantini

    Luis Tarantini

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

  • Drops2cents

    Drops2cents

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Gee, that guinea pig acts quite like my two toms when they're playfully fighting and chasing each other on the lawn around our house! :-)

  • BanefulLeaf x

    BanefulLeaf x

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Thank God I'm not from the States😖

  • BanefulLeaf x

    BanefulLeaf x

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    When a company says we're family, RUN!

  • Tharun Sonti

    Tharun Sonti

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    No surprise that an industry that commodifies animal life for profit cares little for the lives of its human employees. Treating them as disposable inputs. While pretending they're "family".. An abusive family.
    This is why I switched to eating plants
    . Preserve your humanity and conscience.

  • Emma Sayers

    Emma Sayers

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian with vegan leanings. I am not against people eating meat, per se, but I am definitely against animal death camps and related processes. Clearly, it is bad for the animals, that's a no-brainer, but rather than wanting to point my finger at meat eaters, I would invite them to get their meat produce from more ethical sources. Sure, it will be more expensive, but less meat in your diet is healthier for you and better for the environment and ultimately better for the demographics that end up in the squalid jobs (faux slavery) shown here.

  • Kyle Knight

    Kyle Knight

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    John Oliver is garbage.

    • Cdsnz 23

      Cdsnz 23

      Πριν 2 ημέρες

      Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

    • Kyle Knight

      Kyle Knight

      Πριν 2 ημέρες

      @Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion

    • Anurag Chakraborty

      Anurag Chakraborty

      Πριν 2 ημέρες

      Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

  • Fakn Lars

    Fakn Lars

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The US = 3rd world

  • Meban Kharkongor

    Meban Kharkongor

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂