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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    Michael SanchezMichael Sanchez36 секунд таму
  • Your show is not comedy but well educational well done it is modern days slavery for those companies it is getting worse by day in this country

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  • Don't forget, Trump wanted to OK these companies' request to increase the line speeds.

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  • Great work John

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  • Everybody should watch John Oliver. His channel is one of the most honest and unbiased on youtube so far.

    Sharifah Nurul Huda AlkaffSharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff2 години таму
  • The next time you go to the grocery store to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99/lb remember what it takes to make chicken that cheap. At that price, it’s insane to think that anyone in that food production chain can be treated well and still provide a profit to the company. I just wish I knew if the companies that sold their products for more were treating their workers better,.

    MomChemistMomChemist2 години таму
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for telling the truth!

    Martha SalomaaMartha Salomaa2 години таму
  • They fired the employees yet we are going to muster up some fake outrage anyways. What else do you want Jon Oliver?

    Lonnie BornLonnie Born2 години таму
  • the dude pissing under the conveyor belt... suspended! How about fired? Well, honestly he's not making anything much more worse than it already was. Destroys human health, destroys the earth, destroys animals needlessly. Animal agriculture is complete garbage. Go vegan.

    whenifeellowwhenifeellow2 години таму
  • It's funny that I have actually heard about all of this from the knife problem to the pissing on the line. Apparently the urinating on the line thing was not due to performance needs but just the level of care they took with the food. It was just a case they didn't care and that was the level of employee they hired.

    David HammonsDavid Hammons2 години таму
  • Maybe employ furries, webcomic artists and Deviant Artists, they love being in Diapers.

    MforMovesetsMforMovesets2 години таму
  • I have heard so many stories of people pissing on meat production lines, especially hotdog's.

    David HammonsDavid Hammons2 години таму
  • Yes, "chicken chips" sounds gross, but what's even more gross is holocausting chickens every day to make "chicken chips".

    goodgamegabigoodgamegabi3 години таму
  • They should cut most of the jokes and have him slow down his delivery. His delivery is so breathless its just hard to listen to. The jokes are really bad, they are like Family guy, its just a formula, it doesn't feel creative at all.

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  • There were times in human history when people didn't know much about tooth care, or showering, or washing their hands after they take a shit. They weren't very healthy or long-lived during these times. You will never brush your teeth or wipe your ass into immortality, but still, we know for certain that cleaner living is smarter, healthier, and smells better. I've been vegan since 1995 and have worked online since 2012. I'm a Buddhist, and understand we are evolving, but the trouble you all put yourselves through is, to me, starting to look deserved.

    William JonesWilliam Jones3 години таму
  • so, why does it take someone on HBO to talk about this shit? cuz i dont hear anything about this topic. i know problems come from unions, but this is just an argument to unionize if i ever heard one. i believe unions should be mandatory for any factory jobs if you're just a standard worker , this is just bat shit crazy.

    BlueNeuroBlueNeuro3 години таму
  • How did you not mention "The Jungle"?

    Corby CobbCorby Cobb4 години таму
  • Kill capitalism before it kills us all.

    plump21plump214 години таму
  • Seems crazy to me to talk about human rights when these companies actually kill millions of animals every day.

    Maximilian WeissMaximilian Weiss4 години таму
  • I see the issue being ultimately dealt with with technology. Computer controlled carving stations replacing workers seems like what will eventually happen. If minimum wages go up and regulations get tighter, these megacompanies will invest money to automate the process as much as possible.

    Flint IronstagFlint Ironstag5 годин таму
  • Democrats should be ashamed themselves for letting this happen to workers. Too much regulation means smaller companies are booted out of competing with bigger companies.

    Francis YawsonFrancis Yawson5 годин таму
    • lol no

      Don'tSpikeMyDrinkDon'tSpikeMyDrink3 години таму
  • Really unusual this episode starts with John touching up on Cuomo's nursing home cover-up and procedure , meat packing, and Ted Cruz. Out of the 30 minute episode, 98% is about Ted Cruz and the meatpacking. John considers himself moral and a voice for the people. 28 minutes of covering partisan issues to his favoring where maybe 200 people died versus the Cuomo event where thousands died. Cuomo received 10 seconds of airtime. What a partisan hack that has a moral compass that needs to be reset.

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    Alexander The GreatAlexander The Great5 годин таму
  • Same corona problems at the meat industry in Europe.

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  • He would know a lot about packing meat his boyfriend said.

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  • So sad and infuriating. Gonna start buying organic only. Thanks John.

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  • 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.

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  • This is America. Nothing will ever change.

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

    Fernando Takeshi SatoFernando Takeshi Sato7 годин таму
  • 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 ...

    Lisa ShadowprincesLisa Shadowprinces7 годин таму
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    Gene StewartGene Stewart7 годин таму
  • Wow.. this show is doing God's work.

    the Mercthe Merc7 годин таму
  • 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!

    SkatingErinsMomSkatingErinsMom7 годин таму
  • 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).

    matenzomatenzo7 годин таму
  • The real question is why CNN hires white supremacists like Jim Acosta.

    Jaques StudlyJaques Studly8 годин таму
  • Good suggestions AND you can also simply stop eating animals.

    stefanc7stefanc78 годин таму
  • Real news instead of just talking about politics. I appreciate it.

    Raymond KidwellRaymond Kidwell8 годин таму
  • 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.

    M DM D9 годин таму
  • So ummm... Socialism is evil? Capitalism works fine and everyone works perfectly eh?

    niduoe streniduoe stre9 годин таму
  • 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

    Okay VIIOkay VII9 годин таму
  • Go vegan

    Brian KBrian K10 годин таму
  • I find the show pretty informative and enjoy watching it, but the jokes and analogies need a lot of work...

    Naveen SilvaNaveen Silva10 годин таму
    • When a product is free, you are the product When a product is cheap, someone else is paying. In suffering

      niduoe streniduoe stre9 годин таму
  • Will anything ever change ? I honestly don't think so

    Zena ALZena AL10 годин таму
  • 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.

    Psyche Desiree Een CastilloPsyche Desiree Een Castillo10 годин таму
  • Is this episode about the backstreet boys reunion tour?

    GRiZfam 303GRiZfam 30310 годин таму
  • 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.

    Madman AsaMadman Asa10 годин таму
  • 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.

    Vermicious KnidVermicious Knid10 годин таму
  • Hey come to Finland, we got some work for u!

    LANgamerLANgamer11 годин таму
  • Dear John, Stop writing your own jokes. -Everyone

    girzwald3girzwald311 годин таму
  • «Perdu » is « lost » in french. So we can say Jim is LOST.

    Guillaume ParéGuillaume Paré11 годин таму
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    InnovaInnova11 годин таму
  • 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.

    James HandsonJames Handson12 годин таму
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    JamtronJamtron13 годин таму
  • This is literary the sort of thing that keeps me up at night

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

    StarStar13 годин таму
    • Going vegan/reducing meat is good for the environment. It reduces your carbon footprint.

      Love LoveLove Love9 годин таму
  • When a product is free, you are the product When a product is cheap, someone else is paying. In suffering

    StarStar13 годин таму
  • Good show.. but when I watched the birds get butchered, I gagged in front of my child...

    bob lupobob lupo13 годин таму
  • 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.

    dandycliff2dandycliff213 годин таму

    Андрей ПушкарьАндрей Пушкарь14 годин таму
  • BOICOT MEAT ALREADY What more proof do you need? Torture, animal rights, social rights, illegality, deforestation, climate change...

    D MolinaD Molina14 годин таму
  • Let's boycott these companies by just reducing our meat intake while also helping the environment, win win situation!

    lorenzo donadiolorenzo donadio14 годин таму
  • Lol 😂

    Victor ChVictor Ch14 годин таму
  • Ah another segment on industrialized slavery. Man, this country stays true to its core principles!

    Rachel Ann JeromeRachel Ann Jerome14 годин таму
  • America just being america. Always meat before humans. All praise god...

    Ave AndersonAve Anderson14 годин таму
  • Now you understand where slogans like "seize the means of production" and "all power to the workers" come from.

    tybofborgtybofborg14 годин таму
  • At least he had the courtesy to put his gloves back on

    lugiasean19lugiasean1915 годин таму
  • Man, deregulation during Trump has been such a godsend

    Chester OgilvieChester Ogilvie15 годин таму
  • The US is such a fucking joke

    Kellen MorseKellen Morse16 годин таму
    • Yes, but this isn't only a US thing unfortunately.

      Lee AraLee Ara15 годин таму
  • 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

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    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez17 годин таму
  • Wow that's really eye opener

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    Chris SpremulliChris Spremulli17 годин таму
  • Haven't vegans been pointing this stuff out for decades?

    WickdFatigueWickdFatigue18 годин таму