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. Low Flying Potato
    Low Flying Potato
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    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.

  2. Sigh borg
    Sigh borg
    4 menit yang lalu

    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...

  3. 1mezion
    31 menit yang lalu

    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

  4. Sam L. Weiss
    Sam L. Weiss
    Jam Yang lalu

    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.

  5. skip ranger
    skip ranger
    Jam Yang lalu

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

  6. surewinner
    Jam Yang lalu

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

  7. Sumayyah Ross
    Sumayyah Ross
    Jam Yang lalu

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

  8. Nathan_W
    2 jam yang lalu

    So what you're telling me is that "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair is still relevant? Yikes!

  9. One Of The People
    One Of The People
    2 jam yang lalu

    But all the people picking your lettuce are completely happy.

  10. Backruborbust
    2 jam yang lalu

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

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  14. Russel Cantor
    Russel Cantor
    2 jam yang lalu

    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.

  15. Monica Akers
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  17. nintendoboy17
    3 jam yang lalu

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

  18. S Y
    S Y
    3 jam yang lalu

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

  19. CallMe Batman
    CallMe Batman
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  20. fouoii gyhh
    fouoii gyhh
    4 jam yang lalu

    When companies had a Personnel Dept. you were considered a person. Now that they have a Human Resources Dept. you are considered a resource.

  21. SJ R
    SJ R
    4 jam yang lalu

    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

  22. Dane Endly
    Dane Endly
    5 jam yang lalu

    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

    1. fouoii gyhh
      fouoii gyhh
      4 jam yang lalu

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

  23. mymak2015
    5 jam yang lalu

    Every year I teach The Jungle and we talk about how things haven’t gotten much better. Upton Sinclair is rolling in his grave.

  24. Nikhil Anand
    Nikhil Anand
    5 jam yang lalu

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

  25. Avenoma
    5 jam yang lalu

    rebuild and strengthen OSHA.

  26. Avenoma
    5 jam yang lalu

    sex robots for dudes that need them. yes please.

  27. Beach&BoardFan
    5 jam yang lalu

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

  28. Lani Kiss
    Lani Kiss
    5 jam yang lalu

    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.

  29. dylan Carmel
    dylan Carmel
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  30. I Geriatrici
    I Geriatrici
    6 jam yang lalu

    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? *AGGRESSIVE WINK*

  31. young20something
    6 jam yang lalu

    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!"

  32. Vanessa Hunter
    Vanessa Hunter
    6 jam yang lalu

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

  33. AD Harbison
    AD Harbison
    6 jam yang lalu

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

  34. Kevin Coles
    Kevin Coles
    6 jam yang lalu

    They said human police officers can't raid, said nothing about police guinea pigs

  35. Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu
    6 jam yang lalu

    Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddie Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson.

  36. Roark mojo
    Roark mojo
    6 jam yang lalu

    I find it a complete and total shame that these are the only jobs available to these people. It almost looks like they were working in unison. And or shall we just say Unity. Welcome to the new world everybody LOL. Fools!

  37. Emil S
    Emil S
    7 jam yang lalu

    All of you people who live in the U.S. complaining....I guarantee you that your life problems are your fault and no one else's. When we moved here we didn't speak English and had no money. We came post 9/11 and are middle eastern. This is the best country on earth and has SOME OF THE LEAST INEQUALITY ON A STRUCTURAL LEVEL THAN ALMOST ANYWHERE. You marxist children

  38. John Lange
    John Lange
    7 jam yang lalu

    Oh paleez, wake up. Government is inept, and the whole cozy corporate-and-wealthy-funded-government doesn't nor shouldn't give a crap about us - we are now irrelevant - except on election day, where we are increasingly irrelevant, but - for now - necessary. Worker programs are increasingly just shells to claim that they have "systems" in place to "solve" all of the problems the proletariat might bitch about, just they don't really work to solve any of the problems, so just shut up, and stop yur yammin'! Pharaohs and slaves has been the model forever, and this is just the latest iteration, til they tee up the next one. Shangri-La! Put a fork in it, Ethel, this goose is cooked. After it was processed at a meatpacking plant that is! Yukl, yuk, y'all.

  39. Logan X10
    Logan X10
    7 jam yang lalu

    Well if America was run by an actual progressive social democracy then none of this would be happening. We would've have beaten covid-19 years ago if Bernie Sanders was president but no corporate Democrats and republicans dictate what we should have. Also Biden bombed Syria for more oil yay.

  40. why tho
    why tho
    7 jam yang lalu

    look this is why i watched you not to listen shit about the same damn subject. just try guess what.

  41. Maniak62
    7 jam yang lalu

    16:46 that light on his eyes :D blessing from the lord

  42. Hape Meatbeat
    Hape Meatbeat
    8 jam yang lalu

    Stories like that really make you appreciate capitalism.

  43. Seth McC
    Seth McC
    8 jam yang lalu

    I like this piece but it's not just meat packing companies. I worked for Target. Their corporate environment is amazing but I worked in a warehouse and it's hell. You guys should look into them

  44. Frazier Milak
    Frazier Milak
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  45. Gary Steele
    Gary Steele
    9 jam yang lalu

    Unfortunately, our government works for businesses, not citizens.

  46. King Third
    King Third
    9 jam yang lalu

    I never eat meat ever again because of this video.Love this show.

  47. Kitanael
    9 jam yang lalu

    That is the second episode in a row, where John should have said: "So, what can we do against this? Because there is absolutely no way this is the best version of this situation mankind could do. And because the victims are sentient, feeling creatures, there has to be done something in any way. But instead of hoping that politics and lobbies for the food industrie would change anything, you can sign a bill on everyday you go shopping and eat less meat. Yeah. I know what you think: Common John, go f*** yourself with the vegetearian/vegan bullshit. But listen, because whether you like it or not. This is one if not the most effective way, if you wanna change something about that on your own. Eat and buy less meat and other animal products. And now....this!"

  48. Channel 42069
    Channel 42069
    9 jam yang lalu

    5:56 Holy that female Matt Coville?!

  49. mardu general
    mardu general
    9 jam yang lalu

    Unions, you guys need unions

  50. Aaron Smithey
    Aaron Smithey
    9 jam yang lalu

    were is the episode about my missing stimulus promised to me by biden in Georgia

  51. Beth Gearhart
    Beth Gearhart
    9 jam yang lalu

    I'm a workers compensation attorney representing injured workers, many in poultry plants. Can confirm all of this....

  52. Internet Omatic
    Internet Omatic
    9 jam yang lalu

    And yet libs will do absolutely nothing to change this.

  53. Skies of bethana
    Skies of bethana
    10 jam yang lalu

    Unbridled Capitalism!!! say no more John...we know the routine^^ When will the "pitchforks" i.e regular Joe realize he and his coworkers hold all the cards...oh i forgot, UNIONs are communist and not common sense^^

  54. Sp Who Me?
    Sp Who Me?
    10 jam yang lalu

    Why do we eat meat again?🤔🤧🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮

  55. Rob Arentsen
    Rob Arentsen
    10 jam yang lalu

    Current debate in my country is whether we should attend the world championship soccer in Quatar in 2022, given the poor and even deadly working conditions of the (foreign) construction workers of the stadiums where the event should take place. Well, if that is a point of contend, maybe we should check our relations with the US too, given the poor and even deadly working conditions in it's meat packing industry.......

  56. Vader Ravan
    Vader Ravan
    10 jam yang lalu

    Where is the segment about what joe biden said about chinas genocide of uighurs as "cultural differences to us"😂🤣

  57. Tracy Garner
    Tracy Garner
    10 jam yang lalu

    Those are office workers not factory workers.

  58. Tracy Garner
    Tracy Garner
    10 jam yang lalu

    Denying an employee a bathroom break is an OSHA violation. Someone needs to protect these employees. This is why so we need unions. There are whistleblower protections but humans are vicious. I am sure they are still threaten.

  59. Thunder ON
    Thunder ON
    10 jam yang lalu

    I really like this show when its not about politics

  60. Akayla Braxxton
    Akayla Braxxton
    10 jam yang lalu

    And people think indentured servitude ended in the USA lol. CEO’s are slave masters and slave masters are CEO’s.

  61. Sarah S
    Sarah S
    10 jam yang lalu

    Remember when Mitch McConnell was withholding corona virus relief funds when families were suffering, in favor of protecting large corporations that run businesses like this, Ian’s through policy insuring they hold no liability when a worker get sick or dies? When are we going to end the corporate bribes, I mean “campaign contributions” that enable greedy pigs to look out for their own interests over every one else’s?

  62. joe momma
    joe momma
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  63. Elizabeth Ortiz
    Elizabeth Ortiz
    11 jam yang lalu

    By implementing changes that benefit workers companies will shoot the prices to the consumer through the roof, making the cost of living outrageously higher for everyone because obviously, the rich will NEVER, EVER give up their precious profits. They will fight back with sacrificing EVERYONE ELSE as long as their profits remain intact. I say all those improvements to OSHA and the USDA be financed DIRECTLY by profits being made by these companies, not by the employees' unions, not by taxpayers' money, not by price spikes but directly by companies' profits and to not allow them to spike their prices nor to punish their employees for fighting for their rights to a safe workplace and don't forget, their minimum wage should be increased at the same rate as inflation and that increase should come from the company's profits; they can afford it, they make fifty billion dollars a year, I'm sure that's enough money for all this and they will have billions left to spare every year.

  64. Cy2k Cy2k
    Cy2k Cy2k
    11 jam yang lalu

    I am against FORCING people to work in such conditions. Can't they just say "oh fvck this" and walk away ?

  65. Rainydropart -Anna
    Rainydropart -Anna
    11 jam yang lalu

    This isn’t just meat plants. It’s most factories. TLDR. Wash any canned food because there’s for sure piss on it

  66. Cy2k Cy2k
    Cy2k Cy2k
    11 jam yang lalu

    They deserve to suffer and be punished for their contribution to the animal abuse and suffering.

  67. Shea Hogge
    Shea Hogge
    11 jam yang lalu

    Imagine working on the line and then being forced to watch a video of your bosses doing Pilates...

  68. Ahmed Amer
    Ahmed Amer
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  69. Louise Daniels
    Louise Daniels
    12 jam yang lalu

    Please do a segment on ag-gag laws.

  70. HaploidCell
    12 jam yang lalu

    This sounds exactly like the Tönnies meatpacking facility outbreak in Germany. Migrant workers who lived in company-provided housing on the premises got sick by the hundreds. It was thus the company's fault that they could not socially distance at work OR in private because those "accomodations" look like converted shipping containers with a bunch of bunk beds in them.

  71. Tomas Pils
    Tomas Pils
    12 jam yang lalu

    america is just bad country

  72. Jobe 420
    Jobe 420
    13 jam yang lalu

    The more we watch this. It not like no one gonna report this. Money first employees last... Thats pfg they make up their own rules

  73. weerwolfproductions
    13 jam yang lalu

    US conservative to Northern European: "At least we live in a FREE country!" Northern European looking at the complete disregard for and absence of basic human rights in the US: "riiiiiiiight...."

  74. ria mathenmathai
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  75. Manish Rawat
    Manish Rawat
    15 jam yang lalu

    "Meditation is great for clearing your mind. You just have to sit still, focus on your breath and try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that'll one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appallingly your company treats workers in these factories." Classic JO.

  76. Marshall1816
    15 jam yang lalu

    >.> You crying for this? Seriously?! Protecting the Worker! NO!! Communism! Bring Social Health Care no! COMMUNISM! Protection the Homeless! NO COMMUNISM! Defending Human Diginity by losing his JOB NO!! Communism! I am living in Europe even! I Accept the Mix of Social and Capitalism and i work in better condition then American Africa standarts! I dont feel no Pity since the Cold War the west has nothing Learn! even Russia Protect their Workers since the Communist Downfall!

  77. Brandon Hsia
    Brandon Hsia
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  78. Matt Viviani
    Matt Viviani
    15 jam yang lalu

    You lost me on the Roseanne comment. You guys spin things too much and too often, I can't believe your reporting.

  79. christian schulz
    christian schulz
    15 jam yang lalu

    Why dont you talk about the kids in cages under joe biden ?

  80. 198link
    15 jam yang lalu

    Its the 1906 the jungle all over again. Aim for the heart of the people but hit them in their stomach.

  81. Flipkens
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  82. Cetti
    16 jam yang lalu

    Living their lives in decadent luxury, you have to wonder if the beings who run these companies are human - Seriously! But it must be considered, that perhaps they take their cues from the public: If we purchase without care, they must feel it justified to operate without care!

  83. jack firmin
    jack firmin
    16 jam yang lalu

    Oh and the Biden administration is currently backing down on the 15 Dollar Minimum Wage, while simultaniously employing Neera Tanden, a Union crusher. So, again we have to do everything ourselves, fuck the Gouverment, join the local union and, for good measure, your friendly neighbourhood anti-rascist group.

  84. Gavin Jordan
    Gavin Jordan
    16 jam yang lalu

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  85. BrandonComedicSoup
    16 jam yang lalu

    Nothing you can do just continue eating chicken and meats Hod said our food supply won’t run out animal will continue to multiply

  86. Hans Spiegl
    Hans Spiegl
    16 jam yang lalu

    Same in Europe! The biggest Corona outbreaks were in such companies. 😢

  87. Mahmoud Talaat
    Mahmoud Talaat
    16 jam yang lalu

    .(Corona Virus av de lavest pine før den største pine da kanskje de vil vende tilbake(til sin Herre 👇👇 Imam Nasser Muhammad al-Yamani (10 - 07 - 1441 Hejri) (05 - 03 - 2020 Kr.) Skrevet Kl. 12:51 Natt ((I følge den offisielle kalenderen til morens-byene (Meka) 👇🏻👇🏻

  88. iDrinkJ4ck
    16 jam yang lalu

    I’m 28 and I’ve worked in poultry production for 3 years. It’s truly disturbing looking back at how employees have been treated in this industry. Literally never able to take bathroom breaks. Tons of work injuries. Tons of horrible quality product being shipped out. FDA inspections per department maybe equal 2 minutes per month. Horrible industry. Horrible pay. Horrible benefits. Absurd turnover. Horrible management. Pathetic employee treatment and opportunities.

  89. rich ri
    rich ri
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  90. SiiNz
    16 jam yang lalu

    Meh I validated osha all the time to much work to comply, when I burn the shit out of my arm at work also never filed anything or get medical help hell didnt even leave work the costumers just heard me scream fuck a lot more from the kitchen that day

  91. Ferc Polo
    Ferc Polo
    17 jam yang lalu

    It's not like having a pool gave anyone the virus.

  92. Mary Jane
    Mary Jane
    17 jam yang lalu

    its fucked up that like walmart is held to higher osha standards than the places that make the food thats being sent there

  93. Catrin Nowlin
    Catrin Nowlin
    17 jam yang lalu

    That was a Burr mxier. Not an Emersion Belnder. #FAaFcCtheck #BurrMixrdEucated

  94. Barry Macockiner
    Barry Macockiner
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  95. Voracle
    18 jam yang lalu

    I often find it hard to understand why we have to create hell on Earth. If just 8% increase in the price of meat could do away with all these terrible work conditions, why not? Why is it such a race to the absolute bottom?

  96. Martin Tirpák
    Martin Tirpák
    18 jam yang lalu

    why isnt this kind of work automated? I am from Europe and I was honestly thinking this episode will be about plastic used in packing meat (because obviously, meatpacking plants are heavily automated... right?)

  97. Kahrenheit
    18 jam yang lalu

    It’s wierd that now trumps gone outlets have to actually write to make content.

  98. Zobeth C
    Zobeth C
    18 jam yang lalu

    I’ve been screaming at the rooftops about this for long time, so thank you for this. The conditions in meat packing plants are HORRIFIC and COVID19 exposed this to the masses. Y’all think the coverup in NY by Cuomo and the nursing homes is bad, look at the crimes being committed and covered up at Meat Packing plants.

  99. Jennifer Webb
    Jennifer Webb
    19 jam yang lalu

    As we bask in the glory that is this truth, meatpacking big wigs are trying to replace humans with machines 🙁

  100. Kevin Dueck
    Kevin Dueck
    19 jam yang lalu

    Americans keep saying they abolished slavery but did they? Now it’s just hidden in plain sight 😕