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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    1. pevitzachast

      Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

    2. davidveale24

      wow what a third world country

    3. Zachary Andrew

      I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

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    5. Marina and The Devil

      Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

    6. texxx outlaw

      if anyone really cared they would just stop buying chicken. oh yeah you cant your eating that same chicken right no as you read this comment all greasy handed and shit.

      1. Ptao Tom

        The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

    7. tbailey264

      Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country

      1. Ptao Tom

        much.

    8. Lauren Pau

      The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!

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    12. Matt M

      Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

    13. Naphtali Musnyama

      ...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh et.al whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄

    14. Hellion Shark

      The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...

    15. Maloy7800

      Dear Mr.Oliver. I have a favor to ask. I understand that in order to be popular in the "great" Britain and "the colonies" you need to dilute serious conversation by adding unfunny jokes every 30 seconds (yes, go ahead, viewers, CHECK). Unfortunately, I have come to like your videos, but, fortunately, I'm neither a brit nor a yank (neither are you, they WILL hang you by the neck one day). Is there any chance you could add a special montage of your videos WITHOUT those every-30-seconds stupid jokes, for people from countries where intellect is not considered a symptom of communist satanism? Thank you.

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    18. Alium Cepa

      just like, close the usa down at this point

    19. Dave lon

      I'm sorry, did he say that the weapon that killed an unarmed underaged was up for auction? Flag that auction for fktards will apply.

    20. Ryan Karl

      Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.

    21. J Lafo

      Sad that this is everywhere. Got a serious neck injury from a machine at a warehouse and was forced to sign a release to get back to work. At barely a living wage... I couldn't afford the time off so signed away my rights to keep a roof over my head. At another warehouse different company, while assembling cheap bbq grills the drill slipped (cheap alloy screw bent/broke) and went right through my hand. Scrubbed out the debris, band aids on both sides since it went straight through, took a day off to keep injury minimally clean but if I went to a doc seeking relief I would be released. For this one I took the loss and saw the doc. Both injuries have come back in bad ways but what am I to do? Keep your head down and keep working if you want a paycheck. I can't afford more medical bills that I can't pay off in this lifetime. This is everywhere. Corporations have taken too much.

    22. dondoron

      The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

    23. mizzury54

      So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.

      1. PB & J

        No, probably not, born and raised in Wa State, and my son worked, for a beef packing plant. He said that is exactly how it is. I am so glad he doesnt work there anymore.

    24. Alison Loy

      There was a great reason why we didn't allow industry monopolies. Our politicians and their pets are factory farming animals, workers and NOW OUR ELDERS!

    25. Bertrand Zerpersande

      I don’t see anything wrong with betting on a number. The lottery does it. Sports bets involve two numbers. As long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number, other than ‘downward as much as possible’, what’s the big deal? Not giving adequate breaks? THERE’S your problem!

      1. Bertrand Zerpersande

        @PB & J Nope, making a wager on a number, a number which is not going to change due to the bet having been made, hurts no one. Except the feelings of overly sensitive wushes.

      2. PB & J

        If you dont see that placing bets, on what workers will get the deadly panademic, due to the work environment the ones who are beating created.......then there is no hope, for you......I really hope your comment was facetious

    26. ShadoeLandman

      Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

    27. 2Stonefly

      12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .

    28. 2Stonefly

      My Mom, at 16 year old, worked in a chicken processing factory back in the 1960's. To this day, she still hates eating chicken.

    29. Justin Hopkins

      We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

    30. Jimmy Webb

      I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.

    31. Harpastan Man

      Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy fucks.

    32. Bellesativa

      Going Keto, you eat more meat fat which is more filling, less lean meat, less processed meat, spend less money on meat so you can afford to buy organic meats from local ranchers you know and trust, and lose weight without going hungry.

    33. Dean Pruitt

      No one wants to talk about how there’s only enough beef to supply 60% of what we’re eating there’s not enough beef on this planet to support the United States so 40% of your burger is a protein substance filler what is the filler do you know McDonald’s has their scientists who genetically make their meat taste good and add flavor they admit this what’s the flavor human DNA cow do you neither growing proteins Slery but from who and from what

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    36. Hazel

      Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.

      1. Lisa Johnson

        100%

    37. Rikki Slonce

      It's stuff like this that makes me feel ashamed to be called an American. I really hope I die in another country so I don't have to make my family visit America to see me.

    38. dirtbag1713

      Sad thing is this is how it goes at any company with divided corporate and physical labor. Send the desk jockeys on 10 vacations a year while the people on the line can't take 1 sick day.

    39. Liberty Springs

      Well, still better than factories in China🤷

    40. Over Toasted

      Simple: stop eating meat.

    41. Sina Roughani

      So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?

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    43. Stragos Slizenberg

      I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver

    44. Bryan Torresdey

      Just Go Vegan

    45. Dimitar Dimitrov

      No context given on the number of employees at the factories. How do we know the % of employees contracting the & dying from the virus is more than the average for the state/country? It's numbers taken out of context.

      1. Dimitar Dimitrov

        @Vaya Notaro but that's how he framed it. I want to make that conclusion on my own. I'm not saying the video is a scam, just that it could be presented a bit more independent manner

      2. Vaya Notaro

        well I feel like the fact that they're all in close proximity to each other, with no bathroom breaks, and what seems like an already unhygienic workplace- could result to something over the national average

    46. Kaiannanthi

      These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.

    47. Smunstu Stinkymonster

      It occurs to me that America is self-destructing... we need to spend money to solve problems but trust in the government is so low we dont really feel confident trusting them with the money.

    48. Teresa Kusic

      The fuck happened to Teddy Roosevelt's laws for worker safety and such in the meat packing industry. It was bad then too. He reformed laws and created laws because body parts and such were found in meat packages etc. He did this after reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.. The fuck happened?

    49. Helixdragon

      Chinees company's own some of these?

    50. ak0e

      It's sad that America's meat is owned by China and Brazil..

    51. Anduin

      Friendly reminder that every single problem John listed in this video is caused by metastasized capitalism.

    52. buffalo bill

      John Oliver a twat

    53. Carole Trapp

      It does not surprise me and yet the poor earning repub thinks this is fine. If people, who can, would quit voting for corporation control this could be stopped.

    54. Damian Allen

      Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.

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    56. Mr Random

      Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.

    57. Lady Luna Grimm

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

    58. DeRosset Myers

      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.

    59. Celina Skailand

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

    60. Mojo Joji

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

    61. Erik Schminke

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

    62. alex aruba

      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.

    63. Botto Jonsey

      John knows about meat packing

    64. Dr. Simple Beauty 300

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

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    66. Thomas Remme

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

    67. Zachary Lindahl

      Yay capitalism 🚩

    68. TTS S

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

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    71. Yuca Fries

      When did John Oliver become unfunny

    72. Tierra Petersen

      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.

    73. Ja Ja DingDong

      This show has really gone down hill

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    76. jocodabest

      Go vegan.

    77. ChopStickSoSushi

      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

    78. Follow the white rabbit

      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,

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    80. MvD

      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.

    81. John Schmidt

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

    82. Sshh Quiet

      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.

    83. Roy Rogers

      The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line

    84. Aden Anthony

      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.

    85. hinsonian

      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

    86. Logan Ahern

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

    87. Kfroguar

      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

    88. SilverXT

      @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.. :'(

      1. Vaya Notaro

        Skip ahead on those parts

    89. DJ I Love Music

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

    90. hawaiisunfun

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

    91. Carlos Spicyweiner

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

    92. Mindset Club

      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..

    93. Mindset Club

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

    94. Pete Hay

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

    95. Jen Gilbert

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

    96. WingsWithFeet

      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!!!

    97. Jeffrey Butts

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

      1. Vaya Notaro

        your last name is butts

    98. Brandon Oliver

      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.

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