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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    coochie connoisseur5 uur geleden

    I thought this whole episode was about me😎

  2. Grogu Djarin

    Grogu Djarin6 uur geleden

    Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.

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  4. Kay Lyon

    Kay Lyon7 uur geleden

    Want to change this fast? Boycott the damn industry. Stop PAYING them to treat their employees like dispensable pieces of crap and stop the torture of millions of animals. YOU PAY THEM TO DO THIS! Only YOU can prevent it!

  5. Gary Noble

    Gary Noble7 uur geleden

    Welcome to the world of deregulation

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    Ömer Kaya7 uur geleden

    2:11 this isn't even funny, it is sad to see that your family is so dysfunctional that you value these before your family, get some help

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  10. Marten Algra

    Marten Algra9 uur geleden

    Screw using animal products go vegan

  11. Towkeeyoh

    Towkeeyoh9 uur geleden

    Welcome back to Last Week Tonight where a British guy yet again, tries to save America from itself.

  12. Jan Rei

    Jan Rei9 uur geleden

    So the US is officially back in the 1900 era of worker rights movements. Fantastic.

  13. Jan Ebrard

    Jan Ebrard10 uur geleden

    When you make a rule that says all work injuries need to be reported, you get complaints of government overreach because sometimes of course the injury IS just treatable with a band-aid. But if you don't do that, companies will just exploit the loophole and treat everything with a band-aid to avoid reporting. Absolutely disgusting.

  14. Cre Henge

    Cre Henge10 uur geleden

    Proud to be a vegan, but not as Proud as not being an American xD

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  16. neil nelson

    neil nelson11 uur geleden

    And Americans ridicule Chinese companies and its people as if they have better working standards, yet they both have the same poor working and business culture.

  17. Rocky ROCKS

    Rocky ROCKS11 uur geleden

    This is literally my 1st time watching John Oliver and TBH he is absolutely amazing. Not a beep irritating my ears.

  18. Noah Karpinski

    Noah Karpinski12 uur geleden

    Factory worker here Another fun game management likes is even in states that have legalized weed, you can still be subjected to urine tests and they can fire you if you have weed in your system (even if you're not high on the job or have a medical card) Of course, they only test people after they've gotten into accidents.

  19. Kosmicpower

    Kosmicpower12 uur geleden

    People with limited intelligence, and their disease spreading, blabbering. It's like I need a new cave and better ways.

  20. Truth Seeker

    Truth Seeker13 uur geleden

    They should use those glove boxes user for handling nuclear material

  21. Thank you

    Thank you13 uur geleden

    Lol people saying this is the reason to become vegan the agricultural industry isn't any better

  22. John Wolf2

    John Wolf213 uur geleden

    Almost all of those workers are Illegal Aliens. Just what you want; a former ISIS guy handling your food. Buy local... only.

  23. Daniel Miller

    Daniel Miller13 uur geleden

    royal caribbean fired me but it's okay...... cheryl vanni. there is always suicide. hey does anyone ever remember talking to a DANIEL FROM OREGON. I HAVE A KNIFE AND A BOTTLE OF PILLS AND A BOTTLE OF BLOOD RED WINE> amber tierney

  24. jenelle ward

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  25. 3rdaxis

    3rdaxis14 uur geleden

    Hey John. Maybe we should be talking about everything that Joe Biden promised us in his campaign like um... THE FUCKING $2000 STIMULOUS CHECK??!!??!! Just for fucking starters...

  26. Nathan J

    Nathan J14 uur geleden

    Solution stop eating meat. Its bad for the environment bad for your health and inhumane.. Just stop

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    Subtle innuendo for cannibalism.

  29. Umbryonyx Gaming

    Umbryonyx Gaming15 uur geleden

    Let’s make a what the hell list! Everyone add your favorite least favorite statement and rant to get your anger out(a little), plus I’m assembling a list of how many WTF moments there will be in this new season. Rules: you can comment on another’s to rant about that time stamp but please only post new ones, and only post one per person. Thank you!

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    Umbryonyx Gaming15 uur geleden

    This one isn’t really a true one but it really caught my eye, I’m tired of being angry and I’m a sucker for wierd faces: 9:52

  31. Paul Action

    Paul Action16 uur geleden

    If they don't like the work. They can leave... You know that concept of free choice?

  32. Paul Action

    Paul Action15 uur geleden

    @Anurag Chakraborty .. they interviewed, knew the conditions, knew the hours and knew the wages.

  33. Anurag Chakraborty

    Anurag Chakraborty15 uur geleden

    Yeah, leave the job and end up with no money, and when you need a stimulus check to get through, you are told by rich people that you do not need it.

  34. ike eki

    ike eki19 uur geleden

    it is easy to avoid meat. we must reduce meat consumption: if you cannot eliminate meat from your diet, boycott companies like Tyson that hurt permanently disable their employees so badly.

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  48. Raj Kro

    Raj Kro20 uur geleden

    this is a waste of time

  49. Jernej Demšar

    Jernej Demšar20 uur geleden

    The more the sociopath, the better the capitalist. Sociopathy should find its way on a list or two.

  50. Pascal Gienger

    Pascal Gienger20 uur geleden

    "The US has such bad meat packing workers conditions" Germany with Tönnies: *Hold my beer..."

  51. Gue

    Gue21 uur geleden

    Since you are now family, I'm expecting you to work for free. /s

  52. Sam

    Sam21 uur geleden

    The documentary "Holy Chicken" ties into this very well. Fuck big chicken

  53. Osama Samaha

    Osama Samaha21 uur geleden

    Jason sent me!

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    Hunter Oldfield21 uur geleden

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  56. Deb J

    Deb J22 uur geleden

    Shut them down. #endspeciesism

  57. lawrence goonan

    lawrence goonan22 uur geleden

    I'm definitely switching to beyond meat now. Thanks John. Love ya

  58. Kly

    Kly22 uur geleden

    Yeah I stopped watching after the Texas worker comp stuff. That level of exploitation is beyond ridiculous.

  59. Bijoy Roychowdhury

    Bijoy Roychowdhury22 uur geleden

    There are so many grim unfair things happening in the world, usually perpetrated by politicians, big businesses and corrupt bureaucracy, this show wil never run out of things to talk about.

  60. M Balazs

    M Balazs23 uur geleden

    18:20 conclusion question should be is this really 2021 nor 1890?

  61. Kevin Munger

    Kevin Munger23 uur geleden

    It is scary to think about people whom don't know the meaning of ....

  62. Hope Canaday

    Hope Canaday23 uur geleden

    Hey, could John Oliver and the team do research on Garrett Gunderson and his financial books? Or about FIRE vs Cash Flow Banking. Is Garrett a scam? I'm so confused. And there's only so much research one person can do... HELP!

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  65. M Balazs

    M Balazs23 uur geleden

    1:06 correction humans are the top of the food chain :D I love this show

  66. DoubleComplex

    DoubleComplexDag geleden

    Just had a fight with some asshole conservative who says people should find employment elsewhere if they don't like how their employer treats them. This clip couldn't be more relevant to why human rights are essential to the labor force.

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  68. Aayden Finnigan

    Aayden FinniganDag geleden

    Every lobbyist looks the same lol

  69. niduoe stre

    niduoe stre23 uur geleden

    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”

  70. 357CLOUDY Black Feather

    357CLOUDY Black FeatherDag geleden

    Which are better than the other?

  71. niduoe stre

    niduoe stre23 uur geleden

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

  72. Justin Opperman

    Justin OppermanDag geleden

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

  73. TomyLobo

    TomyLoboDag geleden

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

  74. American Citizen

    American CitizenDag geleden

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  76. Petar Dragiyski

    Petar DragiyskiDag geleden

    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.

  77. Nicolin Rucker

    Nicolin RuckerDag geleden

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

  78. Danny Beane

    Danny BeaneDag geleden

    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.

  79. Dave Neave

    Dave NeaveDag geleden

    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

  80. Dawn Nona

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  81. Daniel D

    Daniel DDag geleden

    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.

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  83. DarkownerMinimalist

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  84. Adolfo Jayme Barrientos

    Adolfo Jayme BarrientosDag geleden

    10:25 Oooooh, this stung

  85. DarkownerMinimalist

    DarkownerMinimalistDag geleden

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

  86. leonxl

    leonxlDag geleden

    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”

  87. Mario

    MarioDag geleden

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

  88. Meinbher Pieg

    Meinbher PiegDag geleden

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

  89. Mario

    MarioDag geleden

    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.

  90. Kaylin

    KaylinDag geleden

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

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    Gary Sinise10 uur geleden

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  92. The Mighty Sagetto

    The Mighty SagettoDag geleden

    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

  93. Michael Enderfitnessvlog

    Michael EnderfitnessvlogDag geleden

    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.

  94. FerdinandFake

    FerdinandFakeDag geleden

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

  95. Ian Einstein

    Ian EinsteinDag geleden

    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?

  96. Galador

    GaladorDag geleden

    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

  97. quemaspana

    quemaspanaDag geleden

    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.

  98. Matthew Scott

    Matthew ScottDag geleden

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


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  100. Ambambalam

    AmbambalamDag geleden

    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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  102. James Smith

    James SmithDag geleden

    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.

  103. Jon Dough

    Jon DoughDag geleden

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

  104. Afqwa

    AfqwaDag geleden

    2:57 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.

  105. Tom Meyer

    Tom MeyerDag geleden

    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.

  106. Nen

    NenDag geleden

    The American dream only happens while alseep.

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  108. Shawn Cole Standiford

    Shawn Cole StandifordDag geleden

    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?

  109. Mara Singer

    Mara SingerDag geleden

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

  110. Jack Walker

    Jack WalkerDag geleden

    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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