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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  1. Lady Luna Grimm

    Lady Luna Grimm13 daqiqa oldin

    I refuse to buy Tyson anything its gross!! PERIOD.

  2. DeRosset Myers

    DeRosset MyersSoat oldin

    It's a little hard for me to feel sorry for people who work in animal agriculture, but something really needs to be done about the higher-ups who treat their floor workers so disposably. Shutting slaughterhouses and meat packing plants down and forcing their owners to change industries sounds like a good place to start.

  3. Celina Skailand

    Celina SkailandSoat oldin

    When they don’t care about the lives and well-being of animals, why would they care about the well-being of humans?

  4. Mojo Joji

    Mojo JojiSoat oldin

    I had to work with a broken hand....I’m a security guard...

  5. Erik Schminke

    Erik Schminke2 soat oldin

    JBS's * REVENUE* was 50 Billion... revenue is not profit Their profit was roughly .2% of their revenue

  6. alex aruba

    alex aruba3 soat oldin

    I think the true problem I'm America is most people rely on other people to survive. This is why I moved to a bigger property with the main purpose to homestead. Growing and raising your own food is something 99% of people don't want to do. Give a man a fish and they eat for one day teach them how to fish and they can eat forever. Stop blaming others for issues we can solve by not purchasing corporate products.

  7. Botto Jonsey

    Botto Jonsey3 soat oldin

    John knows about meat packing

  8. Dr. Simple Beauty 300

    Dr. Simple Beauty 3003 soat oldin

    That Zimmerman auctioning the gun story is more disgusting than the man peeing on the floor.

  9. Clalala Tayag

    Clalala Tayag3 soat oldin

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  10. Thomas Remme

    Thomas Remme3 soat oldin

    Yet another episode of OMFG I am so glad I don't live in the US... *sigh*

  11. Zachary Lindahl

    Zachary Lindahl5 soat oldin

    Yay capitalism 🚩

  12. TTS S

    TTS S5 soat oldin

    What is this man talking about? He missed his meds for weeks, it appears...

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  15. Yuca Fries

    Yuca Fries6 soat oldin

    When did John Oliver become unfunny

  16. Tierra Petersen

    Tierra Petersen7 soat oldin

    The meatpacking industry sounds horrible, but it's not just the meatpacking industry. It's corporate. I've had jobs where is we were busy there were no breaks. I got written up for going to the bathroom twice, while customers were waiting. I've seen people get fired because they got an injury. But I'm pretty sure the meatpackers have it worse since they are being taken advantage of if they are immigrants. But anyone that's ever worked a line knows you can't leave to piss, so it really is not surprising to me that people would were diapers, no joke, I've thought about it. People are being treated like machines in every low-level corporate job and people are treated as disposable, especially in rural places where work is hard to find.

  17. Ja Ja DingDong

    Ja Ja DingDong7 soat oldin

    This show has really gone down hill

  18. CallMe Batman

    CallMe Batman7 soat oldin

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  19. Israfel El elyon

    Israfel El elyon8 soat oldin

    Treat me like a vibrator

  20. jocodabest

    jocodabest9 soat oldin

    Go vegan.

  21. ChopStickSoSushi

    ChopStickSoSushi9 soat oldin

    Wow I've grown up with the understanding that Oshia was basicly the Law and even misleading an investigator would get your company fined or shut down

  22. Follow the white rabbit

    Follow the white rabbit9 soat oldin

    But tbh, stop buying a chicken for a few dollars. What do you expect... I cant even raise a egg to a hatchling for the price you pay for a full chicken,

  23. Ebenezer Sam

    Ebenezer Sam9 soat oldin

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  24. MvD

    MvD9 soat oldin

    I've read about a foot down the list of comments; so far, no mention of meatless Mondays. We live in Pottersville (It's a Wonderful Life) and a grubby bunch of "garlic eaters" the lot of us. Capitalists depend on a docile, easily-duped populace devoid of any capacity or desire to act rationally. George Bush the afterthought confirmed this serf-building sentiment in his first State of the Union address: "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed." Notice he specifically doesn't say the way YOU want it to be enjoyed, which reasonably might be expected to be with a lot less meat.

  25. John Schmidt

    John Schmidt10 soat oldin

    We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”

  26. Sshh Quiet

    Sshh Quiet11 soat oldin

    It sounds like slave labor. What is needed perhaps is a revision to the Emancipation Proclamation and Append Amendments to it that state things like 1) minimum wage PLUS danger money to at least $20 per hour; 2) Workplace safety standards and breaks consistent with a civilized industrial country like the U.S.; and 3) To get rid of shambolic contractual sign-offs that essentially destroy your health, block your legal rights to compensation and even death benefits; and essentially create a violently hostile dangerous workplace environment.

  27. Roy Rogers

    Roy Rogers11 soat oldin

    The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line

  28. Aden Anthony

    Aden Anthony11 soat oldin

    I am friends with related to many plant workers. Oil companies are just as bad. in no way does the plant give a fuck about anybody there, they have had covid shut downs and lockdowns, people getting covid all the fuckin time it's ridiculous.

  29. hinsonian

    hinsonian12 soat oldin

    there's a book called Slaughterhouse, 2006, that covers all this. PLEASE READ. Not new, need new laws to protect people AND ANINALS. Torture is a crime

  30. Logan Ahern

    Logan Ahern13 soat oldin

    Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story

  31. Kfroguar

    Kfroguar13 soat oldin

    I'm sorry but I am still so confused about what a violent gerbil attack has to do with TV dinners. I legitimately do not understand the connection they're trying to make

  32. SilverXT

    SilverXT13 soat oldin

    @LastWeekTonight I need a clean version so I can show this to my students! We're learning about the industrial revolution and they need to see this! but robot fucking a soup.. can't show that.. :'(

  33. DJ I Love Music

    DJ I Love Music13 soat oldin

    Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show

  34. hawaiisunfun

    hawaiisunfun14 soat oldin

    go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers

  35. Carlos Spicyweiner

    Carlos Spicyweiner15 soat oldin

    How can people not see that capitalism is beyond disgusting now? ... it's putrid.

  36. Mindset Club

    Mindset Club15 soat oldin

    That's why folks change your mindset and change your goals in life. Nobody deserves to undergo these kind of work enveironment that is modern day slavery. Fall down 7 times but stand up 8..

  37. Mindset Club

    Mindset Club15 soat oldin

    Makes you wonder who is better off the chickens or the employees?

  38. Pete Hay

    Pete Hay15 soat oldin

    just another bullshit hit piece attacking the meat industry paid for by PETA....

  39. Jen Gilbert

    Jen Gilbert15 soat oldin

    Processing 35+ chickens per min seems like an excellent way to spread antibiotic resistant campylobacter

  40. WingsWithFeet

    WingsWithFeet15 soat oldin

    How about more unions instead of more regulations. Regulations are needed and useful, but don't be surprised when the OSHA can't properly protect workers, the government will always lean towards the interests of companies. We need to empower the workers!!!

  41. Jeffrey Butts

    Jeffrey Butts15 soat oldin

    This guy probably eats meat. Go vegan to take some personal responsibility.

  42. Brandon Oliver

    Brandon Oliver16 soat oldin

    I work for JBS and this is honestly the way we're treated. We're told family comes first and btw we're your only family. The virus keeps cropping up in our facility and they refuse to admit that it is in our facility.

  43. Luna GEM

    Luna GEM16 soat oldin

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    Destiny Emma16 soat oldin

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  45. patrick buhr

    patrick buhr16 soat oldin

    Meat packers that rump insisted keep working with no protection must get u.s. citizenship and their families. Instantly.

  46. Bouhhg Z

    Bouhhg Z17 soat oldin

    You know - watching this segment has me thinking; with all this bickering we do with each other like opposing terrorist organizations based on political/religious philosophies & such - how IS it we've (and I mean the craziest of 'we") never gone after the owners or CEOs & their 'partners in crime' to make conditions like this a usual thing? - this is absolutely ludicrous. Its like all the laws changed to make work conditions decent back in the 1930s never happened.

  47. Darth Kakarot

    Darth Kakarot17 soat oldin

    i cant believe this guy is famous... he would rather make the problem worse then lift his finger to help....this is whats wrong with the world.... fuck this guy

  48. J O

    J O17 soat oldin

    I used to work at a Cargill meat packing plant, one of the Union line workers asked his supervisor for a bathroom break five times over the course of an hour the supervisor yelled and screamed and wouldn't allow him to take a bathroom break. The union rep for that worker came over and also yelled and screamed at the worker to get back to work. The worker was an older man in his 60s or 70s...he tried to hold it but eventually peed his pants. More yelling and screaming at him by the union rep and the supervisor. it was one of the worst human rights violations I've ever seen at that Cargill plant. I will never work for them again.

  49. Enesi Majebi

    Enesi Majebi17 soat oldin

    Companies need to stop calling employees family. We're tired of it

  50. Gabriela Alcantar

    Gabriela Alcantar17 soat oldin

    It is really disappointing that just from the beginning of the video you said that the conditions that animals face inside this facilities are terrible, but that they are already "talked enough"... Well no, I couldn't find any single video where you talk about them and how animals are not products to be sold, so let's begin there. I totally understand that workers conditions are so bad as well, but at least this people have a voice to speak up and to act on it. Animals only have their lives and humans still take it away from them. So unfair and so sad that you John Oliver won't dig in this topic because this show is probably supported by sponsors or because your comfort zone and resistance to change won't let you do the changes that are needed for the world to improve in so many aspects, but you probably already know, I wouldn't believe that someone as smart and well prepared like you didn't know about it.

  51. George Zupko

    George Zupko17 soat oldin

    As disgusting as all of this is, read about the meat packing industry in the 1900s. The book is called "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. This book inspired, then President Theodore Roosevelt, to establish the USFDA.

  52. Gabriel Mervis

    Gabriel Mervis18 soat oldin

    ngl I love this show, but i’ve tried to watch this episode 3 times and fallen asleep twice lmao

  53. a krom

    a krom18 soat oldin

    When he shuts up about Trump. He's pretty good.

  54. William Allende

    William Allende18 soat oldin

    What's more disgusting is the sell-out politicians with easy lives that let this happen.

  55. Campbell Baylee

    Campbell Baylee18 soat oldin

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  56. Derek L

    Derek L18 soat oldin

    upton sinclair literally wrote the book on this over 100 years ago and it's still this bad

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    Ben Thompson18 soat oldin

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  58. marty martyn

    marty martyn18 soat oldin

    I remember the book published in 2001, Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal. It addressed similar issues & food quality in America. Sadly, not much has changed.

  59. William Allende

    William Allende18 soat oldin

    This would work all well and good if companies hadn't since the time of Reagan being withering down on employees rights by buying legislation, congressman, senators, and presidents.

  60. Ka-Pow!

    Ka-Pow!19 soat oldin

    @ 1:45 We have to protect our Team Members, the meatpacking rep said. Was he one of the ones who lobbied for workers to be ineligible for their unemployment benefits if they believed the workplace was unsafe? Or was he one of the managers who placed bets on which worked would get Covid and die? Fuck that guy, and his industry.

  61. Eva & Stu

    Eva & Stu19 soat oldin

    OSHA where you at?

  62. MsZephyra

    MsZephyra19 soat oldin

    I knew I'd have to brace myself for this one. The blatant disregard for human rights and the extreme injustice and inequality makes my blood boil. We need to get money the hell out of politics NOW to have any hope of decent transparency and accountability.

  63. Drew Blank

    Drew Blank19 soat oldin

    This is why I kill Butcher and harvest my own meat

  64. Sergio Ramos

    Sergio Ramos19 soat oldin

    This reminded my of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair

  65. Mr Drone

    Mr Drone19 soat oldin

    So Mr. Oliver if I were a millionaire I would not mind paying $8 a pound for chicken. The person who complains without proposing a solution is just bitching. Please offer a solution instead of complaining. Let's do a thought experiment. Let's say there are 10 workers per line, basically 5 per side of the production line. Because of social distancing there are only two workers per line instead. Is the price of chicken going to go down, remain the same, or go up. Of course the price will increase due to the reduced amount of chickens being produced for consumption. Let's also include the maintenance workers who are present every day and night working who also have to socially distance while working together. Sounds like a contradiction? It is. John wants to complain about the working conditions for people and yet does nothing...... besides complain for a profit. 📈

  66. Meghan hm

    Meghan hm19 soat oldin

    Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.

  67. Meghan hm

    Meghan hm19 soat oldin

    Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.

  68. saintveri

    saintveri19 soat oldin

    Rip 🙏

  69. meme

    meme20 soat oldin

    I knew that sam'o'nella video would come in handy!

  70. Веско Динев

    Веско Динев20 soat oldin

    Hey. HEY. Don’t kink shame. If a man enjoys paintings of fowl play, there’s nothing wrong with that. If your painting of rats fucking is okay, then so is this. I’m disappointed in you, John.

  71. halukgulx

    halukgulx20 soat oldin

    try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that will one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appaulingly your company treats their workers in it's factories in a live show. - saving it for future me

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    Pepin22 soat oldin

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  75. Henry Coker

    Henry Coker22 soat oldin

    Hell no I wish my bosses would try to stop me from going to the bathroom or taking my breaks trust they got no problem with you skipping though & you get nothing if maybe a pat on the back & over look for jobs you know how to do

  76. Henry Coker

    Henry Coker22 soat oldin

    Awe that sounds like them too... I don't have any proof but...come on

  77. Henry Coker

    Henry Coker22 soat oldin

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    Corey Bertelsen22 soat oldin

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  80. liaku25

    liaku2523 soat oldin

    I can always count on this show to remind me why we need to start moving past capitalism.

  81. Josh

    JoshKun oldin

    I will say this, they shouldn't have to wear diapers or anything, but like, diapers take away Urine from your skin like immediately, and are fairly sanity, we wouldn't put them on babies if they weren't, not saying its okay but like just find the trope of "diapers are gross" kinda weird

  82. Scott Lee Clayton

    Scott Lee ClaytonKun oldin

    WTF!!! is that advert!??

  83. PrometheusV

    PrometheusVKun oldin

    Wow, in germany we have the EXACT same problem. Down to the T

  84. Fred Shred

    Fred ShredKun oldin

    4.9k didn't like this, wtf is wrong with you? you think this is untrue or that its a normal way to work?

  85. coochie connoisseur

    coochie connoisseurKun oldin

    I thought this whole episode was about me😎

  86. Grogu Djarin

    Grogu DjarinKun oldin

    Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.

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  88. Kay Lyon

    Kay LyonKun oldin

    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!

  89. Gary Noble

    Gary NobleKun oldin

    Welcome to the world of deregulation

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    Corey Bertelsen22 soat oldin

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  92. Ömer Kaya

    Ömer KayaKun oldin

    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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  95. Arturs

    ArtursKun oldin

    Why is this cringy cancer of a comedy in my recommendations youtube

  96. Marten Algra

    Marten AlgraKun oldin

    Screw using animal products go vegan

  97. Towkeeyoh

    TowkeeyohKun oldin

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

  98. Jan Rei

    Jan ReiKun oldin

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

  99. Jan Ebrard

    Jan EbrardKun oldin

    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.

  100. Cre Henge

    Cre HengeKun oldin

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

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  103. neil nelson

    neil nelsonKun oldin

    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.

  104. Rocky ROCKS

    Rocky ROCKSKun oldin

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