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. Michael Lee
    Michael Lee
    Il y a 3 heures

    The Jungle. Read it.

  2. John Jim
    John Jim
    Il y a 3 heures

    Workers run their jobs,if do as they wish,they could do whatever they want take half-hour breaks,hour lunch, being a Union shop or Non Union shop, workers can organize,at work,at the bar, at the church,at any Union Hall,any District Council,any City Hall, any mayor's office, any place any time, just organize you job site,to work as ONE UNION,ONE WORLD,ONE ORDER

  3. Dylan Tellez
    Dylan Tellez
    Il y a 3 heures

    Just finish simplifying the fraction and say that the issue is capitalism. You do 99% of the work but won't finish your conclusion. Every episode it's the same underlying issues.

  4. munkemis
    Il y a 3 heures

    USA is indeed the most influential development country out there

  5. Jeda Benel
    Jeda Benel
    Il y a 3 heures

    In the richest country in human history .Modern slavery.

  6. melodie miller
    melodie miller
    Il y a 3 heures

    Is John Oliver a furry tho.

  7. Poke Emblem
    Poke Emblem
    Il y a 4 heures

    This is why a real free market is important. Also John can make an entire piece on Cargill alone. Boy that company is awful.

  8. Mathias Bacher
    Mathias Bacher
    Il y a 4 heures

    While the working conditions there are bad, I find it really hard to see the workers as the victims while they're literally dismembering the corpses of sentient and intelligent beings that only died for our pleasure. The animal farming industry is one of the cruelest things happening in the world and I think it's a shame that it's so widely accepted in our society.

  9. Julian Benali
    Julian Benali
    Il y a 4 heures

    Related to meat packing workers are slaughterhouse workers who often end up with PTSD from their work and become desensitized to the suffering of others. Animals are not the only victims of the meat industry.

  10. Adamant Forge
    Adamant Forge
    Il y a 4 heures

    This kind of human abuse is why your grocery store rotisserie chicken cost $7. Savor that misery.

  11. mr frosty
    mr frosty
    Il y a 4 heures

    Undeveloped, third world oligarchy

  12. Roger hagger
    Roger hagger
    Il y a 4 heures

    .It is called FREE enterprise for a good reason . .

  13. Suadela
    Il y a 4 heures

    What can we do, you ask? Join a union! The IWW can help. If there’s not a branch in your area, you can join the nearest one to you and they can help you organize your workplace and be able to fight back against the bosses. Our politicians, especially here in Texas (but, everywhere in the US, if we’re honest), are not going to help us. The owning class, the 1%, whatever you wanna call them, are doing everything in their power to make us forget one thing. They’re only one percent of the population. We need to stand together in solidarity and fight back.

  14. Khaled Soliman
    Khaled Soliman
    Il y a 4 heures

    The standing sister-in-law lovely pause because mitten clasically employ to a tired signature. dusty, many larch

  15. Adriano Mazziotta
    Adriano Mazziotta
    Il y a 4 heures

    Maybe the America's culture of eating too much meat is also a part of the problem?

  16. mokkorista
    Il y a 4 heures

    Those three Karens tho...

  17. Roger hagger
    Roger hagger
    Il y a 4 heures

    .hey John, do you know what else is disgusting? Even if you get your "greater oversight" of the American Democratic Capitalist system, all you will end up with is companies moving their dirty laundry abroad, as so many of them already do ! But, the "show" must go on . .

  18. Andreas Viken
    Andreas Viken
    Il y a 4 heures

    The fucking drug cartels have better HR than this.

  19. Rudy
    Il y a 4 heures

    Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s child detention centers are bursting at the seams.

  20. Yury Zhuravlev
    Yury Zhuravlev
    Il y a 4 heures

    so many words and forgot to say most important - worker union

  21. Jair Kerker
    Jair Kerker
    Il y a 5 heures

    Rosanne wasn't being racist, her "crime" punishable by disenfranchisement was being pro Trump. She'd better stay away from Ambion though, that crazy old bat.

  22. Anneliese Kitten
    Anneliese Kitten
    Il y a 5 heures

    Wonder how many people will go vegetarian after this

  23. hans dampf
    hans dampf
    Il y a 5 heures

    You could just get angry about what a shit playce the world is or avoid buying from these companys...or do the unspeakable: reduce your meat consumption

  24. QueenxofxthexBurbs
    Il y a 5 heures

    Knew the title of the video and still didn’t know what the commercial with the guinea pig was for.

  25. Brokeass Mexican
    Brokeass Mexican
    Il y a 5 heures

    Shout out to my home Fort Worth TX 🤙🤘

  26. Alex Ignobilis
    Alex Ignobilis
    Il y a 5 heures

    Wait, wait, wait. I know the US is one of the last places to look for workers rights in a democracy, if not the last - but - in the US an employer can cheat you out of your compensation if you injure yourself? What?

  27. Chem1456
    Il y a 5 heures

    All this madness is funded by the customer.

  28. ToneyCrimson
    Il y a 5 heures

    Land of the greedy, home of the slaves.

  29. M4X
    Il y a 5 heures

    Kinda off topic but this is why the EU does not want to import American chicken they feel these facilities that a dude just pissed in is not hygienic enough and that simply dropping the chicken into chlorine does not adequately clean the product.

  30. Fweltall
    Il y a 5 heures

    Thats Murica for you...

  31. Brandads E.
    Brandads E.
    Il y a 6 heures

    John Oliver more American than most Americans

  32. Virtue
    Il y a 6 heures

    GO VEGAN 🥦🥬🌍🐄

  33. chris
    Il y a 6 heures

    Their argument is, you can always quit.. last I checked theirs a shit load of other jobs out there

  34. valentin sanchez
    valentin sanchez
    Il y a 6 heures

    Hispanic and black needs to stop working in these job . Employers needs to mix the minorities office staff members.

  35. Naiyer Imam
    Naiyer Imam
    Il y a 6 heures

    Sir make a video on Indian farmers protest please

  36. T_Thyme
    Il y a 6 heures

    Wow John Oliver. I am disappointed. You had the perfect opportunity to use the video of the Scottish mom yelling at her daughters and you missed it. Shame on you.

  37. S King
    S King
    Il y a 6 heures

    You didn't mention who won the pool!

  38. Rickard Boberg
    Rickard Boberg
    Il y a 7 heures

    Imagine Chinese poultry factories being more humane...

  39. Casey White
    Casey White
    Il y a 7 heures

    John are wee the Animal Pharm?

  40. Espitia Family
    Espitia Family
    Il y a 7 heures

    Do a segment on truckers how the country needs us but hates us.

  41. Aaron Spurlock
    Aaron Spurlock
    Il y a 7 heures

    The fact people are still convinced this system works is why the country is doomed.

    1. SANSEIfromKOFU
      Il y a 6 heures

      The capitalist system CAN work, but like anything it needs adults to run it who know how and give a damn. There are plenty of examples throughout history of every type of economy and government failing because their leaders forget what's really important, the people, it's not just capitalists.

  42. Alistair Blaire
    Alistair Blaire
    Il y a 7 heures

    The older I get and the more time I spend in the workforce, the less I'm surprised by all of this.

  43. bobgarner44
    Il y a 7 heures

    All those thumbs down...HUMMM

  44. vyu gg6cy
    vyu gg6cy
    Il y a 7 heures

    Forbes magazine published an article titled, “China Killing Prisoners To Harvest Organs For Transplant: BMC Report Accuses China Of ‘Falsifying’ Data” by Zak Doffman, on November 16, 2019. The article states that China's claim of using a voluntary donation system for its billion-dollar organ transplant industry had been refuted by a report published in BMC Medical Ethics. Researchers found that the Chinese government falsified and manipulated official organ transplant datasets. The article states, “In June, I reported on the China Tribunal in London, which found evidence of 'forced organ harvesting' from Chinese prisoners, including Falun Gong and Uighur Muslims. The Tribunal’s final judgment concluded that this 'forced organ harvesting has been committed for years...on a significant scale.' China has said that the practice has been outlawed, replaced with a system of voluntary donations. But a new report, published on November 14 in the BMC Medical Ethics journal, has refuted this, alleging that those claims of reform are being supported by the 'systematic falsification and manipulation of official organ transplant datasets in China. “The China Tribunal used first-hand testimony from former detainees and implausible transplant availability and short waiting times to shape its findings. The witness reports were horrific-including organ extractions on live victims, subsequently killed by the procedures. A 2015 documentary claimed China’s illegal organ transplant industry is worth $1 billion each year-but China insists that forced extractions have stopped, that its efforts to reform date back to 2010, with a system of voluntary donations replacing forced organ harvesting from prisoners. “Not so, says the BMC article, claiming that China is 'artificially manufacturing organ transplant donation data.' The report says its findings mean that any trust in China’s organ harvesting system 'has been violated,' that the reforms were 'a mask for the continued use of non-voluntary donors or donors who are coerced into giving organs.' In short, the allegation is that the new system of voluntary donations operates alongside and not instead of forced extractions. The giveaway, according to the report, is patterns in the state’s data which are too neat to be genuine-they must be falsified. “Sources behind the forensic data analysis deployed by the report’s authors included the China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS) and the Red Cross Society of China. Data found mathematical patterns that defy expected statistical anomalies. In others words, the official China reports emanate from a PR spreadsheet and not from any kind of genuine on the ground analysis and genuine data. “Susie Hughes from the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), which initiated the China Tribunal, welcomed the findings, warning that the report 'exposes the lies and deception that mark China’s so-called transplant 'reforms.' The falsification of the China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS) data appears to be part of an elaborate cover-up that disguises the state-run mass murder of innocent people for their organs in China.'...”

  45. Autumn
    Il y a 7 heures

    ...... I wonder how much human material I've consumed through meat

  46. Jonathan Weiss
    Jonathan Weiss
    Il y a 7 heures

    Other than these conditions you speak of how about employees' health and work conditions! Retired fireman and dealt with hazardous materials my whole career and one of their so-called own in this state! I have 3 separate accidents in front of my family's organic farm! I called 911 for all three accidents! Was the one telling them proper protocol! This is Criminal intent to public safety! The USDA, EPA, DOT all notified as a well-selected official of this state, county, the city even my county health department! No action takes 17 months now! Every Federal, State, Couty City law has been broken on called the Emergency Response guidebook for hazardous material spills and containment here in the USA! To mention highway damaged at one million dollars per mile for this federally funded county improvement to highway safety! All left on the highway in state-owned ditches as well neighbors 500-acre cattle ranch! Ruined my family's organic farm sure many in the county! Mainly beef cattle production farms, chicken, turkey factory farms in the region! Now 17 months all ear drink graze daily hazardous materials active spills remnants! Unknown material, unknown quantities, unknown distance traveled for all three accidents! No proper accident investigations do as called sweep under the rug slang incident! All because of money and politics! Now hundreds of people involved with Criminal Intent to Public Safety! Still not recovered here in my state of Missouri, USA! All companies listed in the Midwest as food production of everything including USDA agriculture produced here ion the midwest! Unfortunately, it will take someone to die to get the FBI or US Marshalls involved as contacted them from the beginning of this first accident! Innocent school children daily get on and off a bus here as kids dio play in water puddles! I notified local hospitals even the coroners of surrounding counties of toxic chemical poisoning or death! Told all contact FBI if someone does of this due to called HIPA laws I will never hear these facts! So check me out here and see the real deal of why people do of cancer or have a disease! This is why elected officials of this county, city, state elected officials thinking they have no accountability! Pandemic is the least of your're worry`s people as we are all doomed way before this happened! Waterways runoff drains, rivers, oceans well water, hayfields, evaporation of rain, snow, ice onto the next farm, state nationwide or global by now! All wildlife affected as federal laws broken too! I just had weather events since groundhog day now everything imaginable with feet of snow ice, severe weather, thunderstorms, tornados warning, straight-line winds, hail, sleet, ice storms, winter weather advisors! Even life-threatening weather as winter weather records broken regionally! Sunny & warmer past two days finally! Now everything runs 360 degrees off-farm as on the highest bluff here in my county! Be millions of dollars for a civil lawsuit as reached out to many attorneys over the years now! Any pro-bono attorneys or attorneys obtained for cancer patients' deaths and interested contact me off my page! Be safe!

  47. serg rodriguez
    serg rodriguez
    Il y a 8 heures

    You forgot jenson meat company in San Diego. They busted out asses on a fast line n you literally had people dropping sweat on the patties 🤢🤮. Never buying patties at walmart that's for sure

  48. Pyriphlegeton
    Il y a 8 heures

    Eating meat is just not worth all the suffering and environmental damage involved. There are some great alternatives and more are developed constantly. Try them sometime.

  49. Javier Perez Barreto
    Javier Perez Barreto
    Il y a 8 heures

    This is all I needed to officially become a vegetarian, not so much for the animal welfare as for the welfare of fellow humans and their rights to work and live safely and in dignity. Thank you John.

  50. محمد احمد محمد
    محمد احمد محمد
    Il y a 8 heures

    Woe to them, then woe to them from the severe chastisement of the new extended-additional (virus)! Or do you think that your vaccines will protect you from the severe punishment of Allah from what you call it coronavirus?! How often have I swore to you in each explanatory-statement that my Lord will increase extended-additional (virus) after extended-additional (virus) of what you call it coronavirus? And I did not say to you that it will be modified, or will evolve, or will become different according to your claim. In fact, we said to you that it is soldiers from Allah the All Mighty, the Praised. And each virus is new extended-additional (virus) in addition to the extended-additional (virus) before it, in fact it is greater than the extended-additional (virus) before it and more annihilation and speed also faster plotting! Indeed, there is not turn back for Allah’s war until you declare surrendering then raise your hands towards the sky being submissive to Allah Lord of the worlds and abase yourselves, also beseeching Allah to remove His chastisement away from you in order to follow His Book so you would obey Allah’s khalifa the chosen from your Lord over you. You do not have a right of veto against decisions of Allah about selecting His khalifa, glory be to Allah the Great, the Exalted Most High beyond measures! He creates and chooses whom He pleases. To choose is not yours. Glory be to Him, the Exalted Most High beyond measures above what you associate (with Him). #nasser_mohammad_alyemeni

  51. akshay kr
    akshay kr
    Il y a 8 heures

    Just for the record, I'd swipe right on Johnny John Oliver.

  52. Phaethon Prime
    Phaethon Prime
    Il y a 8 heures

    We are, largely, an ignorant bully of a nation without a soul. As long as the slavery producing our goods is mostly out of sight, we are OK with it. Think about that the next time you go to Walmart, where almost everything you buy was made by slaves.

  53. Ian D
    Ian D
    Il y a 8 heures

    We live in the New Guilded Age. Poultry workers and immigrants were subjected to these conditions until unions and when The Jungle was published. I guess we are back to that

  54. Phaethon Prime
    Phaethon Prime
    Il y a 8 heures

    You can't social distance in any way at a meat plant. - There is no way to do this and keep production at the level it is. If you take down production, some grocery store shelves will be empty. Politicians will never allow our production of meat to be safe. - They do not care, and the thousands and thousands of illegals that work in meat plants are willing to roll the dice for some cash. It will continue just the way it is, because that is what the overwhelming majority of the people that live in the USA want. Period.

  55. Aaron
    Il y a 8 heures

    *Hey, to you reading* .. you are loved in this moment, just as you are, here's how we know: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  56. Monocausal
    Il y a 8 heures

    Dystopic working conditions, but hard to stop them. I guess the only way to do something about it is adjusted customer behavior. If you can afford it, buy meat from sustainable farms or cut the consumption down. The 1$ steak comes at at the price of these people's health and wellbeing.

  57. Mick Craker
    Mick Craker
    Il y a 8 heures

    About time someone gave humans more shrift than the food. Get fucked those who think animals have it worse

  58. Альберт Скептицизм
    Альберт Скептицизм
    Il y a 8 heures

    Basically anyone who purchases meat also ends up being partially culpable here

  59. ryan fusco
    ryan fusco
    Il y a 9 heures

    Huggies are the new internet . IM DISGUSTING....

  60. akamikazebeaver
    Il y a 9 heures

    I've read Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle," I see where this is going...

  61. ryan fusco
    ryan fusco
    Il y a 9 heures

    I use to be able to sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves NOW Ship it FUCK IT ship it FUCK IT

  62. Ryan Perkins
    Ryan Perkins
    Il y a 9 heures

    The funny stopwatch peroperativly please because height perioperaively repair by a adaptable dictionary. tearful, goofy multimedia

  63. Matt Lewis
    Matt Lewis
    Il y a 9 heures

    What a drag

  64. Juel Maximiliano
    Juel Maximiliano
    Il y a 9 heures

    So... Tyson made their own version of a "DeadPool"🤦🏾‍♂️ Dear lord wtf

  65. Learn.RealTurkish
    Il y a 9 heures

    Euphemism should be declared the people's worst enemy.When you describe things as they truly are,that'd be the first step towards finding a solution.e.g:A company donating money to a politician is nothing but a bribe.

  66. Jennifer Murray
    Jennifer Murray
    Il y a 9 heures

    At least 80% are Mexican migrant workers

  67. Face of Sarcasm
    Face of Sarcasm
    Il y a 9 heures

    "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair

  68. ourforgiveness *com
    ourforgiveness *com
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  69. Maxwell Murdoch
    Maxwell Murdoch
    Il y a 9 heures

    Meat is overhyped anywho.

  70. Asta Black
    Asta Black
    Il y a 9 heures

    Start selling cheap guns at the entrance to jbs!!!!!!!!!!!! They won't stop till we die and they live off the blood and tears of our families and friends. I'm facing termination over not going back to work but I a primary caregiver for my only living parent which is 73 elwith dementia and limited mobility and my daughter who I had to send to her mother's because we are afraid she would bring it home from school. I have no savings left and we live off of scarps but I refuse to sacrifice my familys wellbeing or our safety for someone else's pocket change..

  71. bikkiikun
    Il y a 9 heures

    What can we do? How about harsh prison sentences, hard labour and capital punishment for leading managers and company owners?

  72. Ari K.
    Ari K.
    Il y a 10 heures

    Smh thanks Biden

  73. FailureToReport
    Il y a 10 heures

    Government fines are a laugh across pretty much every industry. Literally every single government fine they give to businesses are smaller than the risk of whatever they are getting fined for.

  74. Raul Encarnacion Aguilar Gonzales
    Raul Encarnacion Aguilar Gonzales
    Il y a 10 heures

  75. Matt Selvy
    Matt Selvy
    Il y a 10 heures

    I thought this was "Hello, I'm John Oliver, The Fudge Packer".

  76. TanyaLR01
    Il y a 10 heures


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  78. Brad Bernier
    Brad Bernier
    Il y a 10 heures

    Did anyone else expect a segway into an Adam Driver joke when he mentioned working like a machine?

  79. Unfair Advantage
    Unfair Advantage
    Il y a 10 heures

    Osha is a joke

  80. genius mathematician
    genius mathematician
    Il y a 10 heures

  81. Chrystal Connelly
    Chrystal Connelly
    Il y a 11 heures

    I am

  82. SolSere Jeremy
    SolSere Jeremy
    Il y a 11 heures

    The big exceptional country without any unions and any regulations. But your country only care for the rich and mighty. Every regulation is called 'socialism' so you can go to the shop and buy garbage groceries produced by garbage companies.

  83. Desmond DeSilva
    Desmond DeSilva
    Il y a 11 heures

    Please put some audience laughter in

  84. Lisa Micou
    Lisa Micou
    Il y a 11 heures

    Poultry industry is full of🐔💩🤮🤮🤮! Thanks John & Co.

  85. tay ohh
    tay ohh
    Il y a 11 heures

    The complex mary logically attract because moat coincidently joke opposite a quiet poultry. lucky, warlike cupboard

  86. Regdu Geht
    Regdu Geht
    Il y a 11 heures

    immigrant and my mother worked in Tyson for many years dealing with horrible conditions. And No they don’t get pay enough for the job they do.

  87. Tim Fischer
    Tim Fischer
    Il y a 11 heures

    We clearly need more libertarianism /s

  88. mercoid
    Il y a 11 heures

    The inconsequential John Oliver.

    1. Regdu Geht
      Regdu Geht
      Il y a 11 heures

      Great Info Bad Pottymouth

  89. im19ice3
    Il y a 11 heures

    how convenient to mention the immigrants in passing without adressing how modern slavery is precisely the business of putting people in a position of cooperation with capital or being handed over to the cops, which isnt much of a choice at all. mayhaps adressing the vulnerability of such a group would help the resources being exploited unfairly by corporations. just a thought.

  90. Asashin420
    Il y a 11 heures

    Thats one way to open up

  91. Blessed Fallen Dreams of Truth, Love, and Angels
    Blessed Fallen Dreams of Truth, Love, and Angels
    Il y a 11 heures

    Kroger killed the Meat Packers Union years ago.

  92. Sandra Jones
    Sandra Jones
    Il y a 11 heures

    Wow and he didn’t even mention the poultry workers in GA getting frozen to death with Nitrogen in January

  93. StoryeTime
    Il y a 11 heures

    11 years I haven't eaten a piece of meat and will never again. No one has to eat meat to live, less alone to survive. I am far from alone, some have been vegan since birth. If you eat well and do it right you are the healthiest person you can be. Don't forget cigarettes were offered in hospitals and Doctors prescribed them etc, back in the day! Think about it! It's all $$$$$$$$. No one needs meat to live. As Paul McCartney wisely said "if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian".

  94. fif_yonko5 m
    fif_yonko5 m
    Il y a 11 heures

    Crazy how it's never gonna change either

  95. Jess11591
    Il y a 11 heures

    Most vegans and vegetarians are very aware about the meat industry’s “ways”. This is not even the whole of it-impacts on the environment and disease spreading is a whole other section of the glacier. Aside from the cruelty as well.

  96. Robin Galyardt
    Robin Galyardt
    Il y a 11 heures

    Remember pink slime ? When ABC reported this story the meat industry sued ABC into silence . Fast food companies swore off " fillers " ( lean finely textured beef - LFTB - pink slime ) until Feb 21 2017 when the GOP forced the USDA to declare that LFTB is 100 % beef ; safe for consumption & exempt from food labeling laws . Since then fast food companies & grocers no longer have to tell you what's in your hamburger . Fast food companies can lawfully tell you there's no filler , regardless . There used to be an old saying " Anyone can sell a sh*t sandwich but the jig is up after the 1st bite . " Apparently , not anymore . Most people don't care . I kind of think that had the movie " Soylent Green " been released today that after Charlton Heston yelled " It's people ! " the response would've been " So what ... "

  97. Saumya Jain
    Saumya Jain
    Il y a 11 heures


  98. Tyrrea Martin
    Tyrrea Martin
    Il y a 11 heures

    "Make America great again." Every sane person: When was America great, again?

  99. Dr. Shaw
    Dr. Shaw
    Il y a 11 heures

    Wonder how this show is trending? Hes he's swearing and it isn't music?

  100. mIGHtyClif
    Il y a 11 heures

    @14:08 165 years! That's the time it takes for Neptune, the most distant planet, to orbit the sun.