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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ajaopify 4 órája
I'm an athlete and a 25 yr vegan, it's easier now more than ever. if we turn to plant based and or vitro, jobs would be lost yes but much of the work force everywhere is on the brink of major job retraining anyway. All factories will all be completely robotic before you realize it. Thanks John!
Lizzard 4 órája
This totally makes me think of Captain Awkward's "but _faaaaaamily_...." She's right that "family" is just an excuse to mistreat people.
Something Clever
Something Clever 4 órája
So basically the entire meat industry is horrible. From farm to packing plant. Thanks. I hate it.
Dancing Candle
Dancing Candle 4 órája
I feel bad for the animals too.
Felicia Jaygbay
Felicia Jaygbay 4 órája
can't wait for the episode where John finally denounces capitalism once and for all.
Chris Kerr
Chris Kerr 4 órája
Myles Roach
Myles Roach 4 órája
Just another reason to go vegan!!! Every time we buy animal products from these disgusting companies we allow them to keep profiting off the needless massacre of animals and their inhumane treatment of their workers.
NCal Veteran
NCal Veteran 4 órája
I fucking love you man!
Linus Back
Linus Back 4 órája
Fines for workers dying in a plant should be around the same as a EU GDPR fines: "$10 million, or 2% of the firm’s worldwide annual revenue from the preceding financial year, whichever amount is higher". That should incentives some people to take it seriously.
Chris B
Chris B 4 órája
how can we continue feeding Americas but at the same time reform our meat packing practices? Remember people calling for a shutdown that there could be massive food shortages if we dont think this through and have a solid plan.
GingerBeast 4 órája
Great Video
Salt Daemon
Salt Daemon 4 órája
@5:47... have to stand in your own... somehow NOT AS ALARMING as the fact they are PROCESSING MEAT with a FULL DIAPER!
My Big Boi Philip
My Big Boi Philip 4 órája
me: horray! a new john oliver me 2 mins in "good... now im depressed"
Eorzean Tours
Eorzean Tours 4 órája
“That is disgusting”. This has been a closer look.
Carly Ferdman
Carly Ferdman 4 órája
I'm so proud to be a born and raised vegetarian. I'm 30 and have never eaten meat!
Etherealfirefly72 4 órája
I am at 14:11 of this video this is not surprising we know corporations are evil especially usually always and most likely when the pale skins are in charge they make everything worse John Oliver said it himself how many people are behind the desk and how many people are cutting the chicken and having their hands crushed and being told to sign s*** with their teeth. Eat The Rich dismantle the patriarchy
Jon Beckstein
Jon Beckstein 4 órája
So Tyson had a " dead pool".
pape icasso
pape icasso 4 órája
Petition to remove the USA
Sonia Sonia
Sonia Sonia 4 órája
Being vegan or vegetarian is not the answer. Former underwriter for large scale food distributors and manufacturers here. (Means I had to learn every ugly detail to offer them legal protection.) Fruit and vegetable growers have it bad too. They use migrant workers under horrific conditions. They are forced to go to the bathroom in the fields. They go for long periods without breaks and have poor living conditions. Children are still there too. When it gets processed, the workers are treated similarly to that of this meat packing olant. This means contamination and slave like conditions for all the food you are getting. Organic used to equal small farm. No more. Have you noticed a trend of all your fresh produce coming from Mexico? Yeah, we made a trade deal to take all of their produce and give them are over processed foods. Same conditions. Same issues. We now just made it Mexico's problem too. Big corp has taken over government. We need to remove seed patents, and have government sponsor seed development, classify junk food for what it is & raise food budgets to help schools, and support other farmers beside corn and dairy producers. Why can't we help the broccoli industry? Corp greed has taken the helm of our most basic need, food. Our power as a nation comes from an abundance of cheap food. Don't stop that. Just change it to healthy food. As it stands one virus/fungal outbreak could collapse our whole food infrastructure . If we don't do something soon we are headed towards a famine of global proportion. Thanks for reading. I'll insert a happy face for HUload algorithms now. 😁
Joseph K
Joseph K 4 órája
Human race has got stage 3 cancer. Some of the cells are depleting the nourishment from the rest of the body to grow into a tumours mass. The result will be the death of the human race.
MeThOd MaN
MeThOd MaN 4 órája
AbsolX Guardian
AbsolX Guardian 4 órája
That stuff about OSHA loosing their teeth makes the OSHA unit of my engineering class seem quite silly in hindsight.
Chris Foster
Chris Foster 4 órája
As a truck driver picking up from these places and the egg farm are the worst experiences to have. First there’s the stink that’s so strong you can smell it miles away. If that’s not bad enough there’s so many flies that if you crack your window for a second swarms fly inside.The craziest thing is seeing the shift change it’s like watching a concert let out as huge droves of people scramble to their cars.
Mel Medina
Mel Medina 4 órája
All of these conditions and suffering exist because we buy cheap meat.
Annelise Tarnowski
Annelise Tarnowski 4 órája
Haven't watched yet. Ready for Iowa to be dragged.
Annelise Tarnowski
Annelise Tarnowski 4 órája
Surprised it took two minutes tbh
The Lobos
The Lobos 4 órája
The interviewer: "how do you feel about wearing an adult diaper at work?" Potential employee: "I thought you would never ask..." 🤦‍♂️
Charlie Bond
Charlie Bond 4 órája
Go vegan ya brave smart capable fucks
17 76
17 76 4 órája
Major Douche' thinks he's clever and oh-so-witty. Libtard facist.
I have distressing info from a friend called Napoleon on the inside workings of the poultry industry.
donkeysunited 4 órája
6:35 "a worker .. lost a body part or was sent to the hospital .. every other day" Wow, that sounds like a really unlucky worker.
Rebecca 4 órája
Thank you for your work!
Fernando Zome
Fernando Zome 4 órája
Ja que não tem Greg News... Cheers from Brazil
First Name Last Name
First Name Last Name 4 órája
So American companies treat their workers like toilet paper? Never heard of that. totally new.
Damian 1989
Damian 1989 4 órája
I find it funny how recurrent it is to hear John talk about a business model and mention that it is "controlled by these *(number that is much smaller than you expected)* companies"
Jelly Rolls
Jelly Rolls 4 órája
Categorizing LWT episodes by their Magnus Archives fear: This one is pretty obviously the Flesh. In addition to the very on point 'meat packing' theme, the main issue is that people are only valued for their physical bodies and treated as disposable if those bodies cannot work well enough. The owl adds a little hint of the Eye, which is as it should be.
Grocery Grip
Grocery Grip 4 órája
is it me or does the meat packing plants look like something out of Breaking Bad? Very Meth lab-ish in presentation....just that the meat folks have more folks packed in
Jaime Scott
Jaime Scott 4 órája
Welcome to the jungle* Upton Sinclair
MELISSA K 4 órája
Like many family secrets, they get swept under the rug to keep the family intact. Also a good read for the effects of Slaughterhouse work on employees. Slaughterhouse: The Shocking story of Greed by Gail Eisnitz. Many immigrants do these jobs, and it affects their psyches in horrible ways, the ones that work in the plants and/ or on the kill floors.
a1b1c184 4 órája
If they take away meat that's it, I'm going ham.
David Castro
David Castro 4 órája
When I used to work at FedEx as a package handler, the items would come down the line so fast that it was extremely hard to be able to take a restroom break because of the way our work space was organized. If you're the first in your line grabbing items for the first three trucks, all your items would fall into the hands of the next 6 trucks/the other 2 package handlers in your line. The turnover rate was very high which meant we were often understaffed and sometimes had two handlers split 9 trucks. Sure you could ask your manager if they could cover for you, but not only do they have other things to do but you can't ask every time you need to take a quick wiz. I always went to the restroom before going to work and would only take breaks if I really had to go and I'm happy to say I never wore a diaper. So glad I only worked there for a little bit over a year.
Ramen Boy
Ramen Boy 4 órája
Lotus McMillian
Lotus McMillian 4 órája
Animal Agriculture is inherently disgusting & evil. This is no surprise unfortunately.
Arch Judge
Arch Judge 4 órája
At this point, can USA still claim to hate communism when they have gulags? Between the US army that sends people to jump on improvised explosive devices on roads to working conditions in warehouses and slaughterhouses, just call it as it is, the USA isn't a freedom-loving democracy, it's an aristocracy with more lawyers than common sense and a loud PR campaign.
RD Enduro
RD Enduro 4 órája
I thought John said Haole workers not hourly hahaha
Alonzo Johnson
Alonzo Johnson 4 órája
Impossible 🍔
Sam Waldman
Sam Waldman 4 órája
I wonder if the meat industry is going to try to destroy John Oliver after this
Alex Liwanag
Alex Liwanag 4 órája
You call your employees your family so that they feel responsible to their job beyond the paycheck that they receive, in addition to the undervaluing that John mentioned. Same reason why we call people "heroes". Businesses love heroes, because they aren't paid for the services they provide to the community.
Robert Moore
Robert Moore 4 órája
Now you have a problem with meat packing? That's a really hard job that feeds the country. Dude you have a kid, shouldn't value your family more? 3:11 that's not acknowledging the sense people would have whom work in meat packing. One would assume they would have a dark sense of humor
Alonzo Johnson
Alonzo Johnson 4 órája
Beyond meat
Hayao Kakizaki
Hayao Kakizaki 4 órája
Working back of house in a restaurant should be mandatory
John Fajer
John Fajer 4 órája
In house meat packing nurses remind me of Sick Call, hahahahahaha.
Patrick O'Keefe
Patrick O'Keefe 4 órája
Why aren’t workers in a union? And why hasn’t there been talks of unionizing workers?
Vasis Teel
Vasis Teel 4 órája
But like for real, I remembered when Zimmerman auctioned the gun and wondered why whenever I talked about it, no one knew that this happened.
Ian C
Ian C 4 órája
Hmmmmmmmm I do not love my phone more than my dog. I mean wife. I don’t love my phone more than my wife. *Nailed it*
Bhargav Sai Neelati
Bhargav Sai Neelati 4 órája
An episode on Amazon workers unionizing please
Brain Dead By Default
Brain Dead By Default 4 órája
Welp I've lost my appetite
aleksander popov
aleksander popov 4 órája
More government John? What is wrong with you, go back to UK if you want that bro! We need privet company to take care of shit like that, then abolished, that way no power gets to grow.
Mad Moon Mama
Mad Moon Mama 4 órája
Stop eating factory farm meat. Support your local farmers.
Two Black Labs
Two Black Labs 4 órája
Curious which Mega-corporate meatpacker will foolishly attempt to engage Last Week Tonight in a public relations battle of wits/cease & desist lawsuit... Because Tyson has repeatedly done it before and LOST a number of frivolous “defamation” SLAPP suits at great expense to their shareholders...🐷🐔🐮🤢🤮
Holzi24 4 órája
Just realized something. On this channel I’ve heard of problems that don’t exist in Europe. If a problem exists in Europe its a LOT worse in the USA. Still love how you Americans believe you are a first world country...
iokuok2 4 órája
Make sure you wash your chickens and cook them thoroughly--chicken processed by sick workers, injured bleeding workers, workers loosing body parts???, workers urinating on themselves, with no time to think or go to the bathroom, no leverage to call in sick or receive decent medical coverage, or workers with Bengay rubbed all over them? --or better yet one more good reason, just don't eat meat.
Anthony Lawrence
Anthony Lawrence 4 órája
I've quit many jobs because I was annoyed by much smaller issues. I'm not sure I feel sorry for anyone who stays in an environment they feel has horrible conditions.
Jaybird 4 órája
lord I hate this country even more every day I exist
ForLorNVuLgaR 4 órája
Why would over 1k give a thumbs down to human conveyor belts? Smh...
Chris Pyne
Chris Pyne 4 órája
Here for the comments and not surprised😂I’m surprised it’s somehow #1 on trending
Sam Kant
Sam Kant 4 órája
So, basically the greatest country in the world in a nutshell once again....
Odonian Expat
Odonian Expat 4 órája
Benjamin Barksdale
Benjamin Barksdale 4 órája
Does anybody have any tips on growing subscribers. I'm trying to hit 100 so I can have my own link.
Robb Dorazio
Robb Dorazio 4 órája
When I worked construction, we had to do so many things because of OSHA. I don't understand why the restrictions are different. Oh wait, when's the last time you heard of construction lobbying?
Evelyn Dill
Evelyn Dill 4 órája
That video of the corporate workers getting random fitness breaks really gave me "sorry to bother you" vibes
Oreos&Milk 4 órája
I'm glad more Americans are finally starting to see that their country only functions because of intentional dysfunction.
Kyle W
Kyle W 4 órája
Didnt TR, the USDA and the progressive era handle this? Oh wait conservatives want to undo everything
Shannon Pair
Shannon Pair 4 órája
Unions, Unions, Unions... unions with actual pull
StockOpocalypse Reverent Of Middle Class
StockOpocalypse Reverent Of Middle Class 4 órája
$$Blue buy now 🍢 I heard there was something about blue and innuendo on elon's Twitter
Axfl 4 órája
Yeah this country is fucked up but it’s the least shity honestly
Platinum_Chaos 4 órája
Of course iowa would be on this episode
Jonathan H
Jonathan H 4 órája
Asif you needed yet another reason to not eat meat. The list is infinite already. Take a stand people. The meat industry is thoroughly imoral on every single level imaginable
Kimberly Winters
Kimberly Winters 4 órája
Dont ever say again that this isnt America...cuz IT IS AMERICA AND THIS IS WHO WE ARE.
Magician12345 4 órája
Tell me you live in America without telling me you live in America
Brandon Fitzgerald
Brandon Fitzgerald 4 órája
If your boss bet you would get sick you deserve to be punched
Orion Canning
Orion Canning 4 órája
Go vegan
Vow Dyer
Vow Dyer 4 órája
Texas literally does not give a fuck about human life.
Markus Müller
Markus Müller 4 órája
If you don't want to be grilled, you probably have worms at the end of your food chain ...
Apple Pie
Apple Pie 4 órája
The meat industry is just overall horrible. Ethically and for the environment. There are so many great alternative food options out there if you just spend a little time breaking your habits. It's truely amazing!
Anthony Fanchin
Anthony Fanchin 4 órája
The beginning of this video made me laugh so hard 😂
maya rimo
maya rimo 4 órája
McJohnson 4 órája
If Tyson's CEO says his employees are his "family" and then turns around and treats them like that, then I think someone should do a check on his _actual_ family, because with that in mind I'm compelled to guarantee he's abusive towards them as well :\
Def Noodles
Def Noodles 4 órája
that ad at the beginning literally looked like a parody of what a perdue ad should look like
Abraham Nettey
Abraham Nettey 4 órája
You of all people shouldn't be talking Mr. "CEO of humor"
Jack Bloor
Jack Bloor 4 órája
If only our congress wasn’t neutered and could pass broad regulations that would protect the labor force
Nizo Dizo
Nizo Dizo 4 órája
OSHA has put me into very dangerous situations because nobody that works for me has a license to operate a new model of towmotor. We all know how to operate a tow motor but apparently this new one needs a different license(pay money for the new thing). Many times I have had to carry 200 plus pound things up many flights of stairs because it is safer than using a tow motor. Thanks OSHA for getting my back, I mean wrecking my back!
Jeremy Thelen
Jeremy Thelen 4 órája
This isn't in all factories. This is a biased information of some factories.
Kimberly Winters
Kimberly Winters 4 órája
There needs to be a special investigation in all billion dollar companies, all labour jobs, they need to be undercover bossed everywhere.
MrOttopants 4 órája
The thing is this is nothing new. I know that I'm not telling you anything mind blowing, but this has been going on forever. I raised two kids without meat. It's not hard if you live in a decent sized city, and you learn how to cook a tiny bit. Most people I know would never have any idea that I don't eat meat. It's just something we do. We taught our kids to not judge anyone else. It's just a normal part of our life that we don't put on anyone else. I'm not judging you or telling you what to do. I'm just saying it's not that hard if it's something you want to do.
canada atlanta
canada atlanta 4 órája
#john oliver #bnb #btc #pancakeswap
Sonia David
Sonia David 4 órája
Let's all go vegan and cut the crap =) for the animals, for humanity, for the planet...LEGGO!!!
Caroline 4 órája
Glad I’m vegan!
Sigma 4 órája
As a vegetarian, i feel like im ready for whatever this video can throw at me. Lets go johnny, lets dance
Lilithia Abendstern
Lilithia Abendstern 4 órája
that's why it needs both systems to keeo each other in check - not everything about capitalism is bad and not every attempt of creating a society only based and socialism is really that good - do you need capital to build a society, yes but you also need a society which sees itself as a solidarity community to keep everything on a humantitarian level and that is also the reason why tax evasion should be punished harder + the money should not only be paid, but with interest - every tax evasion, especially the big ones, is a crime against society, because that is the money the system is lacking - hospitals, schools, prisons etc. - that is the reason why everything gets privatized and why the prices (& taxes) are rising
Kimberly Winters
Kimberly Winters 4 órája
Monstrous and utterly horrific, what a wicked company..."family" I'd like to see how he treats his enemies..
Stunt Panda
Stunt Panda 4 órája
I SO want to move to a plant based diet and now Impossible Burger is in grocery stores but it's $10 to $15 a pound! Ground turkey is $1 a pound. Imagine which one a single mother of four is going to buy on her $400 a week salary (before taxes).
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