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 connoisseur
    coochie connoisseur4 საათის წინ

    I thought this whole episode was about me😎

  • Grogu Djarin
    Grogu Djarin4 საათის წინ

    Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.

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  • Kay Lyon
    Kay Lyon5 საათის წინ

    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 Noble5 საათის წინ

    Welcome to the world of deregulation

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  • Ömer Kaya
    Ömer Kaya6 საათის წინ

    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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    Arturs6 საათის წინ

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

  • Marten Algra
    Marten Algra7 საათის წინ

    Screw using animal products go vegan

  • Towkeeyoh
    Towkeeyoh7 საათის წინ

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

  • Jan Rei
    Jan Rei8 საათის წინ

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

  • Jan Ebrard
    Jan Ebrard8 საათის წინ

    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.

  • Cre Henge
    Cre Henge9 საათის წინ

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

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  • neil nelson
    neil nelson9 საათის წინ

    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 ROCKS9 საათის წინ

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

  • Noah Karpinski
    Noah Karpinski10 საათის წინ

    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
    Kosmicpower10 საათის წინ

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

  • Truth Seeker
    Truth Seeker11 საათის წინ

    They should use those glove boxes user for handling nuclear material

  • Thank you
    Thank you11 საათის წინ

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

  • John Wolf2
    John Wolf211 საათის წინ

    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 Miller12 საათის წინ

    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 ward12 საათის წინ


  • 3rdaxis
    3rdaxis12 საათის წინ

    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 J12 საათის წინ

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

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  • Fernando Chairez
    Fernando Chairez13 საათის წინ

    Subtle innuendo for cannibalism.

  • Umbryonyx Gaming
    Umbryonyx Gaming13 საათის წინ

    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 Gaming

    13 საათის წინ

    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

  • Paul Action
    Paul Action14 საათის წინ

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

  • Paul Action

    Paul Action

    14 საათის წინ

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

  • Anurag Chakraborty

    Anurag Chakraborty

    14 საათის წინ

    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.

  • ike eki
    ike eki17 საათის წინ

    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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    Eternal240118 საათის წინ

    Anyone else here expecting more rat erotica?

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    Allison Castro18 საათის წინ

    Bitcoin is the future, Investing in it now will be the wisest thing to do especially with the current rise

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  • Raj Kro
    Raj Kro18 საათის წინ

    this is a waste of time

  • Jernej Demšar
    Jernej Demšar18 საათის წინ

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

  • Pascal Gienger
    Pascal Gienger19 საათის წინ

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

  • Gue
    Gue19 საათის წინ

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

  • Sam
    Sam19 საათის წინ

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

  • Osama Samaha
    Osama Samaha19 საათის წინ

    Jason sent me!

  • Hunter Oldfield
    Hunter Oldfield19 საათის წინ

    Jason sent me!

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  • Deb J
    Deb J20 საათის წინ

    Shut them down. #endspeciesism

  • lawrence goonan
    lawrence goonan20 საათის წინ

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

  • Kly
    Kly20 საათის წინ

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

  • Bijoy Roychowdhury
    Bijoy Roychowdhury21 საათის წინ

    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.

  • M Balazs
    M Balazs21 საათის წინ

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

  • Kevin Munger
    Kevin Munger21 საათის წინ

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

  • Hope Canaday
    Hope Canaday21 საათის წინ

    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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    Halcyon Herascarter22 საათის წინ

    the jungle was written 115 yrs ago by the way

  • M Balazs
    M Balazs22 საათის წინ

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

  • DoubleComplex
    DoubleComplex22 საათის წინ

    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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  • Aayden Finnigan
    Aayden Finnigan22 საათის წინ

    Every lobbyist looks the same lol

  • niduoe stre

    niduoe stre

    22 საათის წინ

    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”

  • 357CLOUDY Black Feather
    357CLOUDY Black Feather22 საათის წინ

    Which are better than the other?

  • niduoe stre

    niduoe stre

    22 საათის წინ

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

  • Justin Opperman
    Justin Opperman23 საათის წინ

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

  • TomyLobo
    TomyLobo23 საათის წინ

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

  • American Citizen
    American Citizen23 საათის წინ

    Thank you john Oliver! Love the owl note, the deity is prominent in the ruling elites reverence.

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  • Petar Dragiyski
    Petar Dragiyski23 საათის წინ

    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.

  • Nicolin Rucker
    Nicolin Rucker23 საათის წინ

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

  • Danny Beane
    Danny Beane23 საათის წინ

    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.

  • Dave Neave
    Dave Neaveდღის წინ

    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

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  • Daniel D
    Daniel Dდღის წინ

    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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  • DarkownerMinimalist
    DarkownerMinimalistდღის წინ

    vote with you wallet turd. boycot = gg

  • Adolfo Jayme Barrientos
    Adolfo Jayme Barrientosდღის წინ

    10:25 Oooooh, this stung

  • DarkownerMinimalist
    DarkownerMinimalistდღის წინ

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

  • leonxl
    leonxlდღის წინ

    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”

  • Mario
    Marioდღის წინ

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

  • Meinbher Pieg
    Meinbher Piegდღის წინ

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

  • Mario
    Marioდღის წინ

    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.

  • Kaylin
    Kaylinდღის წინ

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

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    Gary Sinise

    8 საათის წინ

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  • The Mighty Sagetto
    The Mighty Sagettoდღის წინ

    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

  • Michael Enderfitnessvlog
    Michael Enderfitnessvlogდღის წინ

    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.

  • FerdinandFake
    FerdinandFakeდღის წინ

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

  • Ian Einstein
    Ian Einsteinდღის წინ

    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?

  • Galador
    Galadorდღის წინ

    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

  • quemaspana
    quemaspanaდღის წინ

    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.

  • Matthew Scott
    Matthew Scottდღის წინ

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

    JABER ALSAKKAდღის წინ

    It's "Do You Want Lies With That" The Infinite Loop

  • Ambambalam
    Ambambalamდღის წინ

    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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  • James Smith
    James Smithდღის წინ

    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.

  • Jon Dough
    Jon Doughდღის წინ

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

  • Afqwa
    Afqwaდღის წინ

    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.

  • Tom Meyer
    Tom Meyerდღის წინ

    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.

  • Nen
    Nenდღის წინ

    The American dream only happens while alseep.

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    Shawn Cole Standifordდღის წინ

    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?

  • Mara Singer
    Mara Singerდღის წინ

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

  • Jack Walker
    Jack Walkerდღის წინ

    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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