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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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2021.febr.21.

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John Schmidt
John Schmidt 28 perccel
We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”
Sshh Quiet
Sshh Quiet 52 perccel
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.
Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers Órája
The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line
Aden Anthony
Aden Anthony Órája
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.
hinsonian
hinsonian Órája
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
Logan Ahern
Logan Ahern 2 órája
Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story
Kfroguar
Kfroguar 2 órája
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
SilverXT
SilverXT 2 órája
@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.. :'(
DJ I Love Music
DJ I Love Music 3 órája
Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show
hawaiisunfun
hawaiisunfun 4 órája
go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers
Carlos Spicyweiner
How can people not see that capitalism is beyond disgusting now? ... it's putrid.
Mindset Club
Mindset Club 5 órája
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..
Mindset Club
Mindset Club 5 órája
Makes you wonder who is better off the chickens or the employees?
Pete Hay
Pete Hay 5 órája
just another bullshit hit piece attacking the meat industry paid for by PETA....
Jen Gilbert
Jen Gilbert 5 órája
Processing 35+ chickens per min seems like an excellent way to spread antibiotic resistant campylobacter
WingsWithFeet
WingsWithFeet 5 órája
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!!!
Jeffrey Butts
Jeffrey Butts 5 órája
This guy probably eats meat. Go vegan to take some personal responsibility.
Brandon Oliver
Brandon Oliver 5 órája
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.
Luna GEM
Luna GEM 5 órája
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patrick buhr
patrick buhr 6 órája
Meat packers that rump insisted keep working with no protection must get u.s. citizenship and their families. Instantly.
Bouhhg Z
Bouhhg Z 7 órája
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.
Darth Kakarot
Darth Kakarot 7 órája
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
J O
J O 7 órája
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.
Enesi Majebi
Enesi Majebi 7 órája
Companies need to stop calling employees family. We're tired of it
Gabriela Alcantar
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.
George Zupko
George Zupko 7 órája
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.
Gabriel Mervis
Gabriel Mervis 7 órája
ngl I love this show, but i’ve tried to watch this episode 3 times and fallen asleep twice lmao
a krom
a krom 7 órája
When he shuts up about Trump. He's pretty good.
William Allende
William Allende 7 órája
What's more disgusting is the sell-out politicians with easy lives that let this happen.
Campbell Baylee
Campbell Baylee 8 órája
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Derek L
Derek L 8 órája
upton sinclair literally wrote the book on this over 100 years ago and it's still this bad
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marty martyn
marty martyn 8 órája
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.
William Allende
William Allende 8 órája
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.
Ka-Pow!
Ka-Pow! 8 órája
@ 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.
Eva & Stu
Eva & Stu 8 órája
OSHA where you at?
MsZephyra
MsZephyra 8 órája
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.
Drew Blank
Drew Blank 8 órája
This is why I kill Butcher and harvest my own meat
Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos 8 órája
This reminded my of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
Mr Drone
Mr Drone 9 órája
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. 📈
Meghan hm
Meghan hm 9 órája
Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.
Meghan hm
Meghan hm 9 órája
Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.
saintveri
saintveri 9 órája
Rip 🙏
meme
meme 9 órája
I knew that sam'o'nella video would come in handy!
Веско Динев
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.
halukgulx
halukgulx 10 órája
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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Henry Coker
Henry Coker 12 órája
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
Henry Coker
Henry Coker 12 órája
Awe that sounds like them too... I don't have any proof but...come on
Henry Coker
Henry Coker 12 órája
Awe Stihl tries to sell us on that family bullshit too so cute...🖕'em all
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Corey Bertelsen 11 órája
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liaku25
liaku25 13 órája
I can always count on this show to remind me why we need to start moving past capitalism.
Josh
Josh 13 órája
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
Scott Lee Clayton
Scott Lee Clayton 14 órája
WTF!!! is that advert!??
PrometheusV
PrometheusV 14 órája
Wow, in germany we have the EXACT same problem. Down to the T
Fred Shred
Fred Shred 15 órája
4.9k didn't like this, wtf is wrong with you? you think this is untrue or that its a normal way to work?
coochie connoisseur
I thought this whole episode was about me😎
Grogu Djarin
Grogu Djarin 15 órája
Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.
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Kay Lyon
Kay Lyon 16 órája
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!
Gary Noble
Gary Noble 17 órája
Welcome to the world of deregulation
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Ömer Kaya 17 órája
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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Arturs 18 órája
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Marten Algra
Marten Algra 18 órája
Screw using animal products go vegan
Towkeeyoh
Towkeeyoh 19 órája
Welcome back to Last Week Tonight where a British guy yet again, tries to save America from itself.
Jan Rei
Jan Rei 19 órája
So the US is officially back in the 1900 era of worker rights movements. Fantastic.
Jan Ebrard
Jan Ebrard 19 órája
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.
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Cre Henge 20 órája
Proud to be a vegan, but not as Proud as not being an American xD
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neil nelson 20 órája
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.
Rocky ROCKS
Rocky ROCKS 21 órája
This is literally my 1st time watching John Oliver and TBH he is absolutely amazing. Not a beep irritating my ears.
Noah Karpinski
Noah Karpinski 21 órája
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.
Kosmicpower
Kosmicpower 22 órája
People with limited intelligence, and their disease spreading, blabbering. It's like I need a new cave and better ways.
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Truth Seeker 22 órája
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Thank you
Thank you 23 órája
Lol people saying this is the reason to become vegan the agricultural industry isn't any better
John Wolf2
John Wolf2 23 órája
Almost all of those workers are Illegal Aliens. Just what you want; a former ISIS guy handling your food. Buy local... only.
Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller 23 órája
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
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jenelle ward 23 órája
“Namaste.”
3rdaxis
3rdaxis Napja
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...
Nathan J
Nathan J Napja
Solution stop eating meat. Its bad for the environment bad for your health and inhumane.. Just stop
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Paul Action
If they don't like the work. They can leave... You know that concept of free choice?
Paul Action
@Anurag Chakraborty .. they interviewed, knew the conditions, knew the hours and knew the wages.
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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.
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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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