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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Growler Deacon
Growler Deacon 5 時間 前
First useful story I’ve ever heard from you. Must be some propaganda angle here since it’s coming out of your mouth, but I’ll give credit where credits due.
fufu mfrmfr
fufu mfrmfr 5 時間 前
1,500 by 8. So .53333333% of there work force died of covid. And they can't even shell out for that, wow.
Fenris Lyulf
Fenris Lyulf 5 時間 前
Aziz Abbas
Aziz Abbas 6 時間 前
I buy my meat halal, alhamdulillah
Jeff Goddin
Jeff Goddin 6 時間 前
And when all of this is done, and the price of meat doubles or triples, and Americans eat less meat, we'll have not just safer meatpacking workers, but we'll also have done something about climate change.
twiggimmapiggus 6 時間 前
Before you have a night of fun, remember that a pervy owl is always watching. Just.... watching.
Kevin McKee
Kevin McKee 6 時間 前
a few managers of a company added money and levity to a deathly pandemic. wow tyson is terrible amiright/s. gtfoh what does that have to do with anything.
Alex Cio
Alex Cio 6 時間 前
we should stop buying meat!
wiltbradley 6 時間 前
So meatless meat can change this?
48 laws
48 laws 7 時間 前
the same humans that go and work for this shit and eat this shit are the same ones asking for change but it's quite obvious their actions show otherwise(and that applies to all industries) .. looking at people and their personal motives is like watching addicts telling everyone one the conditions they do their dope in is extremely poor no never mind they need to stop the dope addiction aka industrial farming in the first place LMFAO there is much to be said for people willing to buy the rope to hang themselves with..
VRK97 7 時間 前
at 7:39min his eyes look like they glow from the reflection in his glasses, like he's finally done with all the bullshit
Douglas Linke
Douglas Linke 7 時間 前
vishal gill
vishal gill 7 時間 前
The general gentle spider whitely punish because wealth causally help into a well-groomed cone. glib, enthusiastic morocco
N9Breaker 7 時間 前
The Tyson at Loangsport IN had a man killing pics for a little over a year when in paper max is 3 months because the person who is killing the pigs may develop seriousness mental illnesses. Yes it is a sponsorship town in rural .No they don't care Screening is a literal Bitsh aiming to hire the lowest IQ.
Farrah Upson
Farrah Upson 7 時間 前
And keep in mind that a Covid relief bill wasn't passed at the end of the last administration because Mitch McConnell wanted to add additional protection for employers who get sued by employees who contract Covid at work. Lack of regulation helps the super rich to squeeze what little remains to squeeze out of the rest of us. And we vote for these people. It's surreal.
Egg Sandwich
Egg Sandwich 7 時間 前
I wouldn't mind paying more for chicken. I am slowly phasing beef and pork out of my diet.
N9Breaker 7 時間 前
Like if Family is #1
WarBerJr02 7 時間 前
Fishing for new material? Trump is not the president any more, so you cannot talk about him...
hisxmark 8 時間 前
Every plant and industrial production site should have an assigned at least one on-site inspector, and those inspectors should be rotated every week. The industries involved should be required to pay, out of their gross profits, the costs of maintaining the inspections, including salaries.
Ken Bob
Ken Bob 8 時間 前
11:25 Who else thought that was Newt Gingrich's shrunken head?
hisxmark 8 時間 前
O' say does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er the land ruled by greed, and the home of the slave?
Priscilla Perez
Priscilla Perez 8 時間 前
I work for Hello Fresh and I can tell you personally it is highly comparable to this. We actually just got a in faculty nurse last week. No other episode hit as personally as this one.
France Aurora
France Aurora 8 時間 前
No call to action at the end, surprising
Aileen O'Rourke
Aileen O'Rourke 8 時間 前
Guess what-all multinational companies operate this way. I worked for del monte tomato processing plant in HS. It was the same type of working conditions targeting immigrants, conditions were terrible but there was little else. That’s why it’s so important to support your local farmers
Ryker Hoffman
Ryker Hoffman 5 時間 前
Hello Aileen. How are you doing?
Filbert Shi
Filbert Shi 8 時間 前
We need to make sure this show stay around and continues to operate to bring light to our society...
Toc -
Toc - 8 時間 前
Welcome to Capitalism. The ideology where greed is good and everything and everyone is a disposable resource.
Ranjit Chakravarty
Ranjit Chakravarty 8 時間 前
And America disses China for " human rights violations" time to stop the hypocrisy
V S 9 時間 前
I'll never buy Tyson or Pilgrims Pride ever again.
and hid
and hid 9 時間 前
They are a family just a abusive family
greg berndt
greg berndt 9 時間 前
Need to bring back butchers..
These people do not understand how the manufacturing lines work. One worked does not process the whole 45 pcs during one minute but rather he or she does only their part in this process, which can be cutting off a leg or the wing and such. It's like saying that GM's factory makes one car per minute and attributing that to one single worker. It doesn't work like that. Now, if they can't get a bathroom break, that's a shame though. That's not right
joejt09 10 時間 前
more people need to become vegetarians
Don'tSpikeMyDrink 8 時間 前
just a step
Kikko M
Kikko M 10 時間 前
we should stop thinking that this is the greatest country in the world.
Jane Doe
Jane Doe 10 時間 前
Another reason not to eat meat loll
Andis Lezdins
Andis Lezdins 10 時間 前
Go go you Jhon
Shahbaz ahmed
Shahbaz ahmed 10 時間 前
Hi good morning beautiful nice day
dawid pionk
dawid pionk 10 時間 前
y u brit bro
Henry 10 時間 前
sometimes i really wonder why John wanted to immigrate to America of all places
Sal 10 時間 前
solution...Boycott these companies.
L33tspeak 10 時間 前
This is a third world country
John Smith
John Smith 11 時間 前
USA - The land of the free "Slaves"
Meadow Rae
Meadow Rae 11 時間 前
They open a lot of these centers in rural areas where there aren't any other jobs.
MadGrubble 11 時間 前
Go Veggy 👍🥦🫐🍚
I G 11 時間 前
Once again I'm so happy I don't live in America
Maldini Maldini
Maldini Maldini 11 時間 前
The ironi of unfiar condetion for workers that are killing animals. In are place called slaughterhouse. Just let that sink for a min.
Lipstick Venus
Lipstick Venus 11 時間 前
Stories like this make me want to go vegan - and then I learn how agricultural workers are treated, or how my clothes are made. Time to go live in a forest naked foraging for nuts and berries - that is until developers level the forest. ☹ 🔫
Sebastian Wilson
Sebastian Wilson 11 時間 前
Oliver is so lame.
Roland Kölzer
Roland Kölzer 11 時間 前
The best country of the world? Dream on!
Cherry Dragon
Cherry Dragon 12 時間 前
Well, and here i complain about my work conditions lol... is like 100 times better then these US workers have. Sucks to be murican~
Truth Matters
Truth Matters 12 時間 前
USA citizens are being poisoned in so many ways. If the food, air and/or water does not kill us, the vaccines and medications (and most doctors) will. Why is no one alarmed that doctors 'practice' medicine or that the symbol for medicine is a snake? They are putting what they are right in our faces. A physician's asst student told my friend, 'the best way to stay healthy is to not go to a doctor for any reason.' Two very close relatives of mine are case managers/RNs for a very well known health insurance company; neither go to doctors. All of this speaks volumes to me.
viktor1496 9 時間 前
I hope you're joking. Why don't you take a look at the average life expectancy? It's only going up bud, and it's not because people have gone to doctors less. In fact, life expectancy is directly linked to how often you check up. Japan, one of the healthies countries has one of the highest doctor visits per capita, the US is bottom rung. And the symbol of a snake for medicine goes back to the ancient greeks, WAY before the Jews introduced the snake as evil/a deceiver. Educate yourself
Dan Larsen
Dan Larsen 12 時間 前
Ah john oliver your show is so good hbo gave it to youtube for nothing. You did some good work in the show community.
Truth Matters
Truth Matters 12 時間 前
so glad you are back Mr. Oliver
Gratitude Always
Gratitude Always 12 時間 前
Read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
John Anthony
John Anthony 12 時間 前
Not just USA, similar situations in Europe. I am not a vegetarian but I rarely overcome my conscience and buy meat.
viktor1496 9 時間 前
And you think these practices are unique to the meat industry? Oh please, take a look at workers conditions on the soy plantations.... corporate greed exists among all food products.
Darklight Prancer
Darklight Prancer 12 時間 前
Reminds me of futurama... "I don't think of this as a business. I think of it as a source of cheap labor. Like a family."
Gratitude Always
Gratitude Always 12 時間 前
At least he didn't crap in the glove.
commonbapu 12 時間 前
@lastweektonight Can you please make one more episode on India, modi, farmer’s ongoing protest, biased media there and effects of tweets from Greta, Rihanna. Jailing Disha Ravi for making toolkit. They BJP AND ITS SUPPORTS. Went all in attack on this 22 years old activist. Plz plz make an episode, we will need outside help to stop the tyranny in India.
AJSteelSDMF 12 時間 前
Me: Hey John the sky is blue, but only during the day. John: Holy shit!
l3moh94 12 時間 前
Please John do another segment on Mexico, our current government is a comedic gold mine, from the way they’re handling the pandemic to their infrastructure “projects” to raffling the presidential airplane to supporting a RAPIST as a candidate for governor I really wish I was making this stuff up
Kattywampus 12 時間 前
One of my friends works in one of these places, and I worry about him every day. I feel like this video was just barely scratching how bad it is in there. My friend made a comment about counting his days once, and I can't forget it.
imp3r1alx 13 時間 前
If work is that bad, why still work there though ??
imp3r1alx 7 時間 前
@viktor1496 if there are no other work.. than don't work for em ?? i mean.. how come they can live their life before the factories come in ?? i really don't get it, if this is so bad.. like the worst there is.. than being a farmer might not be so bad.. oh don't say cause they dont any land.. cause they at least have a house right ??
imp3r1alx 7 時間 前
@Gratitude Always Oh if the answer is cause people need the work and money.. that's not what i'm asking
viktor1496 9 時間 前
Because these factories are put into regions with high unemployment and over abundance of cheap labor. Often there IS no other work, not everyone is blessed with a college degree and the ability to change jobs whenever they want. Just because a job can be done by anyone, doesn't mean that the working conditions shouldn't be humane. Otherwise why don't we go back to factory conditions in the 19th century eh?
Gratitude Always
Gratitude Always 12 時間 前
Edward Votel
Edward Votel 13 時間 前
I think it's a shittt job but it has to done and must feed the country.
David Miscaviage
David Miscaviage 13 時間 前
You should do an episode on 2600 magazine and how it effected hacking, coding, and the internet today. Don't forget the l0pht.
Jordan Gladney
Jordan Gladney 13 時間 前
"Our company is more like a family" is code for "we're gonna fuck you over. hard."
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 13 時間 前
When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.
No comment
No comment 13 時間 前
These conditions are happening in other food manufacturing plants including those that pack frozen dinners and veggies. Avoid all processed foods as much as you can.
redX111t 13 時間 前
More and more I learn about USA it feels more and more a third world country.
JayCao Racing
JayCao Racing 14 時間 前
The faithful soccer anteriorly suck because behavior intradurally smell round a big path. creepy, overrated clarinet
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 13 時間 前
MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.
Taran topness
Taran topness 14 時間 前
John Oliver is a meat packer.
Joseph Gooden
Joseph Gooden 14 時間 前
These problems are not exclusive to meatpacking. People in this country seriously don't understand what the price of their convenience is...
Strife The Wise
Strife The Wise 14 時間 前
Casino workers should all have lawsuits but nope, trump put laws in place to protect them and tell them they can do whatever they want, since he owns casino's
PragueFashionScene 14 時間 前
This is literally what the entire book ,*The Jungle* was about. Glad to see 1906 is making a come back.
Andrin Poopfong
Andrin Poopfong 14 時間 前
Open borders will solve all this. They need to change jobs to solar panel manufacturing.
Brock Lenger
Brock Lenger 14 時間 前
The dusty body previously copy because suggestion interspecifically found except a slimy vision. crabby, bewildered maple
LÆVIS 15 時間 前
Seeing who they hire and looking at the amount of black & hispanic employees, perhaps the root of it all are the police and justice system. Progress remains too slow.
Vegano Vitor
Vegano Vitor 15 時間 前
"What can we do?" Maybe, just maybe, stop eating animals should be a good idea?
Some Guy
Some Guy 14 時間 前
These industries just supply the demand of people buying meat. No demand, no supply.
Some Guy
Some Guy 14 時間 前
One more reason we should all be vegan.
Osc1llate W1ldly
Osc1llate W1ldly 14 時間 前
well, I'm afraid this might be the last thing the absolute majority of people wanna be reminded of. And since John Oliver wants his show to be kept crowd pleasing he won't mention it either...
Bern Vigz
Bern Vigz 15 時間 前
Humor is the new logic.
Vegano Vitor
Vegano Vitor 15 時間 前
Osc1llate W1ldly
Osc1llate W1ldly 14 時間 前
like your sarcasm and very valid point mate!
Peter Mwaura
Peter Mwaura 15 時間 前
Pipe down on the sexual jokes, they are unnecessary and not funny.
Daniel Valerio
Daniel Valerio 15 時間 前
It's no secret how dirty the meat industry is, so why not just go vegan?
Osc1llate W1ldly
Osc1llate W1ldly 14 時間 前
because most people simply don't care (enough to stop being unkind to animals)
Awkward Gaming
Awkward Gaming 15 時間 前
I always roll my eyes whenever I see company propaganda claiming that their workers are "family" while underpaying their staff and generally not giving a fuck about their workers. This has been true at every single companies I work at including my current one.
Delila Mctague
Delila Mctague 15 時間 前
The wacky thumb intralysosomally steer because rain virtually stir across a repulsive leo. rightful, tasty crayon
Jake Offenhymer
Jake Offenhymer 15 時間 前
MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.
RoxxyKaos 15 時間 前
Am I even legally allowed to say this? Why don't we just "get rid of" these monsters? Pretty sure you've forfeited your right to live when your favorite hobby is collecting money off the pain, and literal mortality, of others.
rswingman 15 時間 前
This is pretty much true of most production work: I started a factory job last Fall and didn't last 2 weeks. I shat myself because there was no one to substitute for me. We were taking staggered breaks to catch up on backlog and working through "normal" break-time. I've gotta go, I look out and there are no blue-shirts, nobody; they're all on break. When I would get home, I'd open the car door and move to try & get out... body don't work. And instead, I'd just flop back in the seat and sleep in the car. About a week and a half in, I can't take this anymore. I'm letting the team down, I can't keep up, I'm getting buried.
lob ster
lob ster 15 時間 前
Oliver knows all about meat packing 😏
Vokul Marcus
Vokul Marcus 16 時間 前
BIG SOLUTION: How about you just stop buying the shit that kills you anyway!
Ankit Pareek
Ankit Pareek 16 時間 前
No wonder capitalism started with the conveyor belt. When profits are based on reducing time, and when time is more important than people.
senni bgon
senni bgon 16 時間 前
When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.
Steve Puskaric
Steve Puskaric 16 時間 前
The betting pool is hilarious. I would have thrown in my money. John... not so funny. Just terrible at irony, allegory, anachronism, metaphors, imagery and humor. I want my time back but the worth of watching this video is less than two rat craps.
Irgendwie Anders
Irgendwie Anders 16 時間 前
Keep eating cheap meat, this is important to keep up our Western Lifestyle!
Irgendwie Anders
Irgendwie Anders 15 時間 前
@senni bgon And enjoy all the cheap produce that the bare-footed, uneducated masses prepare for us!
senni bgon
senni bgon 16 時間 前
What can we do? Get a good education so you don't work in a shit job.
Kenny Planter
Kenny Planter 16 時間 前
The cute storm intradurally part because mechanic perinatally question from a one bit. quizzical, obese uganda
B izichyld
B izichyld 16 時間 前
Don’t eat meat. If you do, don’t eat much, and buy it from a small, reputable farm. Or, better yet, hunt it yourself.
Lindsey Costa
Lindsey Costa 16 時間 前
I literally stoped buying all Tyson products after the betting pool hit the news. No, firing them doesn't fix anything, how do you hire that many psychopaths in the first place. At the very least, it was already acceptable behavior in your corporate culture. I generally avoid Texas made products as the only reason companies move there is because the state doesn't enforce employee rights. Be wary of any company relocating there, they're avoiding standards along with taxes.
Magnus Bergner
Magnus Bergner 16 時間 前
Corporate fines should always be assayed as a percentage of total company revenue. The minimum fine for a non-accidental violation of a law or rule should be 1% and the maximum should be 100%. Certain types of violation should come with a mandatory minimum level of fine. For example if they cause a fatality through a previously known but not fixed safety hazard they should have to pay 10% of revenue or a hundred thousand dollars, whichever is greater. If they expose a bunch of employees to known chemical hazards without informing them or providing them with safety equipment and they get seriously sick; 50% or a million, whichever hurts the CEOs bonuses the most. Oh, and the should be a law in place that no company executive can get a bonus in a year where the company has been fined a percentage of their revenue. Maybe also force them to move the maximum amount of money that they could be fined into escrow whilst the company is defending their actions in court, that way it hurts as much as possible as soon as possible and might cause companies to want a speedy trial, thus keeping costs down for the agency issuing the fine. No need to waste taxpayer money after all.
Hymedude 16 時間 前
Maybe Tyson meat is made from mutant guenie pigs....
l s
l s 17 時間 前
looks a lot like a market regulating itself...
Marlin Record
Marlin Record 17 時間 前
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Jay Zamora
Jay Zamora 17 時間 前
Thank u Mr Trump
Peter didn't pick a pepper. But 2.
eat the rich