Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

21 feb 2021
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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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  • Out of hundreds of animal rights groups and vegetarians, this has made the strongest argument for going meat free to me.

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  • tbh If I lived in america and worked for any bigger company no matter what position I would also bet how many of my coworkers caught the virus cause no one wants to adhere to covid measurements. like what else do you do to escape this preapocalyptic hellhole.

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  • 😂🤣Chicken chips?! If you bought that you were shopping on an empty stomach.

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  • Using the “we are a family” term on a workplace is emotional manipulation tactics. Criminals do it too. Saying we all family in this money life funding situation called work. Don’t fall for it. Especially co-workers that like to refer to you as a relative like brother/sister son/daughter whatever. Titles like that on non-relatives should take years and or some significant life-impacting events to build. The ppl that put those titles on you do so as a way to emotionally control you, forcing you to be loyal, so when they mess up you think twice about reporting them or you feel compelled to cover for them. If someone you barely know well start using that family terminology, think first “did I do enough of anything to earn that from them? Did this person skip over friend and go straight to family?” Suspect! Also, another manipulation tactic, someone you barely know start revealing their secrets. Like really, we worked for 1month and you trust me? They do this so you fall for it and open up about your life. Cops do this shit when interrogating suspects. Offering up something that is worthless to them but you perceive it as valuable and think “wow this person really trusts me and opens up to me. I should reciprocate it seems safe” NOPE! And they be the same ppl quick to accuse you of “having a wall up”. Fucking mind games. My response is, “why do you think you privy to be let over that wall?”

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  • Damn kind of messed up seeing this. I've been working for Tyson for years. I work in shipping/distribution though. I have family that work in processing and they never mentioned anything like this. They do complain about the pace and schedule.

    ghawkins816ghawkins8168 klukkustundum síðan
  • Wrong title. Here's the good one: "Slavery in meat factories not hold accountable"

    blaqoDblaqoD10 klukkustundum síðan
  • I worked at a Jennie-O, all this is true. My shoulder is permanently effed cuz of running 32+bpm. 60+% were refugees and islanders. And in the less than 2yrs I worked there someone got fingers cut off.

    iEatEmosiEatEmos10 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is no joke these warehouses like meat packing , cold food , etc are slimy as fuck ..they hire Hispanics and pay them barely above minimum wage for years (I know one girl making 8.00 an hour for 14 years) , they were you like a slave require 6 days a week 70 hours a week , upper management makes ass loads of money with great benifits , if you make a complaint or bring something up they let you go

    Gregory McgrawGregory Mcgraw11 klukkustundum síðan
  • They’re trying to push chlorinated chicken and unregulated unsafe GMO on the UK they want nothing to do with any of that in this story for the most part is exactly why the shit we do to the chicken and other meat is not done in other countries, Despite what you’ve been told America is a shit hole country and nobody wants low quality food from this country

    Vince FVince F11 klukkustundum síðan
  • People need to stop seeing corporations as a collection of people run by people people also need to stop seeing capitalism as anything other than an evil monster that needs to be satisfied by these companies the pandemic has woke a lot of people we need them more woke.

    Vince FVince F11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Before workers compensation in the 1920s there were industrial corporations that would do the same thing as these chicken processing plants in that they would injure workers and make them suffer and one guy wasn’t going to hear it anymore he wouldn’t get a shotgun and blew all the supervisors away

    Vince FVince F11 klukkustundum síðan
  • But when everything goes robotic you’re going to notice that you’re going to see more processed garbage foods everywhere because they’re going to be able to ramp up production with these robots, the lowest common denominator person that shops at Walmart is the problem with this

    Vince FVince F11 klukkustundum síðan
  • In 10 years you will watch this and think how did we not solve this sooner, in 10 years robotic workers will process raw meats.

    Vince FVince F11 klukkustundum síðan
  • This is why you go organic, as these standards aren’t applicable, organic gas more stringent safety regulation and processes.

    Vince FVince F11 klukkustundum síðan
  • When any employer says that “you are family” get the fuck out of there as soon as you can, because they’re going to exploit you’re like family and not pay you

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  • Organize and unionize! That goes for workers all across the country. "The Market" will never regulate itself. When the federal and state governments cut funding for inspection agencies, they won't be able to make inspections. And when the governments make laws that prohibits inspections, and when the fines are equivalent of us paying 0.0002 cents for parking tickets, you know that the system is broken. Such working conditions, in which people get badly hurt on a daily basis, are appalling! You know how politicians and everyone keeps saying that the US is the greatest, freest and most democratic country in the world? That's simply and absolutely not true. It's the greatest for those who have money, who can buy cheap labour, without a second thought given to workers' safety and well being. You are disposable. You need to organize and unionize!

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  • all outlined in the book fast food nation by eric schlosser almost 20 years ago. nothings changed.

    luckystrikerluckystriker12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Those facilities are Inhumane

    Evan CanellakisEvan Canellakis13 klukkustundum síðan
  • Even after watching this I’m still a proud meat eater

    Evan CanellakisEvan Canellakis13 klukkustundum síðan
  • all the local farms and not just how the animals are treated. Thanks for this post!

    Emily AnEmily An14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Yet another reason to become vegan. Appalling

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  • That Perdue commercial 🤣🤣😄

    C StoneC Stone16 klukkustundum síðan
  • Time has not been kind to Oliver

    ThunderThunder19 klukkustundum síðan
  • We can 'regulate' all we want. They (the elite) will simply find the loophole, or some other 'legal' maneuver, increase prices for goods and services etc. and basically screw the working class for the plain simple reason: the ludicrously rich enjoy being that way, and no matter how much they have IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH!

    Gerald Juve Jr.Gerald Juve Jr.19 klukkustundum síðan
    • the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

      Emily AnEmily An14 klukkustundum síðan
  • In school rn, I'm learning about how in the 1890s we had these same exact problems. Shit hasn't changed.

    Sarah HillSarah Hill20 klukkustundum síðan
  • You either want socialism or you are somehow using exposes like this to convince yourself you feel bad about these conditions while having no intention to do anything about them because you believe you benefit from it.

    William MoffettWilliam Moffett20 klukkustundum síðan
  • The 5,000 who didn't like this video support workers being treated worse than the meat at these plants.

    Lyonel LaverdeLyonel Laverde22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Please make an episode about Brazil durring the pandemics

    Natália CatelanNatália Catelan23 klukkustundum síðan
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  • Considering how inhumanely factory farmed animals are raised and slaughtered, is it surprising that factory farm owners treat their workers poorly? Factory farms have a total disregard for life in general :-/

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  • What about Cuomo?

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  • Its not just meat packing plants that mishandle food just take a look at the thousands of stories that come up every month from fast food employees doing every unimaginable act under the sun to the food they're serving

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  • As an employee of a meat packing in Green Bay Wisconsin on the kill floor I witnessed many bad things which you are mentioning. In the main issue is standards slow down the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

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    Michael SpyridonMichael SpyridonDegi Síðan síðan
  • 9:00 the nurse puts on bengay and sends you on your way and it's not even worth going. So apparently meat packing plants hire their nursing staff from the same pool of candidates as prisons and public schools.

    Michael SpyridonMichael SpyridonDegi Síðan síðan
  • I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.

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  • America dont sound so great to me

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  • Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

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  • I don't care about the working conditions of illegals. They knew what they were getting into when they came here.... illegally

    Joseph RolandJoseph RolandDegi Síðan síðan
  • anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

    albert mooneyalbert mooneyDegi Síðan síðan
  • "it's just a fun fact that I'm throwing in there for no reason" lol transparent clown. Your race-baiting is obvious

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  • I started working at one of these companies because of covid in Canada overall so far its not as bad but I haven't been working there that long so ............ idk

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  • American dream looks more like American nightmare ... These greedy companies want to grab more more money .These CEOs have workers' blood on their hands ...It's almost the same nightmare in European call centers and in European telecom companies

    Jojo TotoJojo TotoDegi Síðan síðan
  • American capitalism is fcked up game. People working on low positions are basicly slaves. No rights, no value, no future.

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  • It is disgusting. And it's all a result of our reliance on employment for survival income creating a lever for employers to exploit workers. Go through the issues presented in this video and ask yourself, how much of this would be happening if people had a #UBI providing enough to meet their basic needs, unconditionally? Would these workers put up with this treatment? Or would they refuse such working conditions, because they can afford to, thus forcing the employers to do better? Regulations can only ever mitigate the problems created by poverty. Only eliminating poverty entirely solves these issues and so many more.

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  • Is there a legit reason why the plants put out so much food? Seems like a lot of it goes to waste in supermarkets.

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  • I used to hang off every word this dude said. He's just like every other media outlet. Half the truth, half misleading information. Not necessarily a lie, just misleading. On that note, this is all unfortunately very true, but doesn't describe the half of it...

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  • > a product that is wildly popular in this country Watching woke people trying to sound smart?

    n3rdm4nn3rdm4nDegi Síðan síðan
  • There is no way around what we have to do: 1) Pay more for meat 2) EAT LESS MEAT I have been vegan for 4 years. You all don't need to go vegan, but we absolutely have to decentralize this industry. This is not new information, come on..Eat less meat, shop locally at farmers markets (if possible), vote/ communicate on/ with local politicians, and have the difficult conversations. Change happens slowly

    mydoggotshavedtodaymydoggotshavedtodayDegi Síðan síðan
  • This is what happens when you have an almost completely ununionized workforce and if they have a union it's too weak to do anything.

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  • Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free

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  • 11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

    Michael JohansonMichael JohansonDegi Síðan síðan
  • Or we could fix our broken food system altogether and move towards more plant-based, which is not only healthier, more just and better for our struggling planet but which would solve the problems explained in this video as a mere side-effect.

    Wedding DJ Rob SoundzWedding DJ Rob SoundzDegi Síðan síðan
  • I've been following you for years!!!!! When would you make a video about farmer protests in India? Ignore if you already have :)

    Manvir SinghManvir SinghDegi Síðan síðan
  • Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?

    Johnny_IslandJohnny_IslandDegi Síðan síðan
  • The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void bit...it has been worse, to a point I can't even watch anymore. Maybe this clip talking about something that isn't Trump and republicans is a sign the show is going back to being more informative instead of just another show of people's angry opinions.

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    • The don’t

      Vergin MeatsVergin MeatsDegi Síðan síðan
  • Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.

    jonescityjonescity2 dögum síðan
  • The industry that treats lives as a product doesn't care about its workers?? Whaaat??? I'm all for John's suggestions of strongly regulating these factories, but realistically, this industry needs to lose its subsidies and fade out.

    ZakkuyaZakkuya2 dögum síðan
  • Thank you, John Oliver, for bringing the evils of meatpacking to light. For more information on meatpacking, including what the animals suffer leading up to it, read Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, by Karen Davis, and Slaughterhouse, by Gail A. Eisnitz.

    Joan HarrisonJoan Harrison2 dögum síðan
  • “Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.

    Richard KuklinskiRichard Kuklinski2 dögum síðan
  • it's totally our country.

    Moon MementoMoon Memento2 dögum síðan
  • Batheooms: u go before u start work and on ur break even if u dont have to go. That's how u train ur body when it's time to go. Hands hurt: take some tylenol. Construction works always hurt. That's what we do.

    Nob odyNob ody2 dögum síðan
  • I would never work a job that didnt allow you time to go to the bathroom, its ridiculous that people allow this, I understand the need for money but honestly its not worth it, your safety and health is more important.

    Harmony MitchamHarmony Mitcham2 dögum síðan
  • I'm in Iowa and I'm disgusted at Tysons for this and also I'm surprised i did not hear about this sooner and the reason i am so disgusted is not only the behavior but also since pork incredibly important to Iowa since it is the corn and pork state and this behavior in a pork packing factory is unacceptable especially in Iowa

    thecraftycreeperthecraftycreeper2 dögum síðan
  • GOD BLESS AMERICA

    Steven EvansSteven Evans2 dögum síðan
  • 16:21.. now fore real.. how the fuck can a funeral cost more than 15k USD or whatereve the fk currency you want to convert to ?!?!?!

    George StateGeorge State2 dögum síðan
  • 05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...

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  • I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

    Luis TarantiniLuis Tarantini2 dögum síðan
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  • Thank God I'm not from the States😖

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  • When a company says we're family, RUN!

    BanefulLeaf xBanefulLeaf x2 dögum síðan
  • No surprise that an industry that commodifies animal life for profit cares little for the lives of its human employees. Treating them as disposable inputs. While pretending they're "family".. An abusive family. This is why I switched to eating plants . Preserve your humanity and conscience.

    Tharun SontiTharun Sonti2 dögum síðan
  • Disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian with vegan leanings. I am not against people eating meat, per se, but I am definitely against animal death camps and related processes. Clearly, it is bad for the animals, that's a no-brainer, but rather than wanting to point my finger at meat eaters, I would invite them to get their meat produce from more ethical sources. Sure, it will be more expensive, but less meat in your diet is healthier for you and better for the environment and ultimately better for the demographics that end up in the squalid jobs (faux slavery) shown here.

    Emma SayersEmma Sayers2 dögum síðan
  • John Oliver is garbage.

    Kyle KnightKyle Knight2 dögum síðan
    • Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

      Cdsnz 23Cdsnz 232 dögum síðan
    • @Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion

      Kyle KnightKyle Knight2 dögum síðan
    • Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

      Anurag ChakrabortyAnurag Chakraborty2 dögum síðan
  • The US = 3rd world

    Fakn LarsFakn Lars2 dögum síðan
  • You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂

    Meban KharkongorMeban Kharkongor2 dögum síðan
  • The comedy writing on this show has really gone to shit, but the content is still interesting....even if nothing will ever change.

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