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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  1. ajaopify

    ajaopify시간 전

    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!

  2. Lizzard

    Lizzard시간 전

    This totally makes me think of Captain Awkward's "but _faaaaaamily_...." She's right that "family" is just an excuse to mistreat people.

  3. Something Clever

    Something Clever시간 전

    So basically the entire meat industry is horrible. From farm to packing plant. Thanks. I hate it.

  4. Dancing Candle

    Dancing Candle시간 전

    I feel bad for the animals too.

  5. Felicia Jaygbay

    Felicia Jaygbay시간 전

    can't wait for the episode where John finally denounces capitalism once and for all.

  6. Chris Kerr

    Chris Kerr시간 전

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SACRIFICE QUALITY FOR QUANTITY.

  7. Myles Roach

    Myles Roach시간 전

    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.

  8. NCal Veteran

    NCal Veteran시간 전

    I fucking love you man!

  9. Linus Back

    Linus Back시간 전

    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.

  10. Chris B

    Chris B시간 전

    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.

  11. GingerBeast

    GingerBeast시간 전

    Great Video

  12. Salt Daemon

    Salt Daemon시간 전

    @5:47... have to stand in your own... somehow NOT AS ALARMING as the fact they are PROCESSING MEAT with a FULL DIAPER!

  13. My Big Boi Philip

    My Big Boi Philip시간 전

    me: horray! a new john oliver me 2 mins in "good... now im depressed"

  14. Eorzean Tours

    Eorzean Tours시간 전

    “That is disgusting”. This has been a closer look.

  15. Carly Ferdman

    Carly Ferdman시간 전

    I'm so proud to be a born and raised vegetarian. I'm 30 and have never eaten meat!

  16. Etherealfirefly72

    Etherealfirefly72시간 전

    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

  17. Jon Beckstein

    Jon Beckstein시간 전

    So Tyson had a " dead pool".

  18. pape icasso

    pape icasso시간 전

    Petition to remove the USA

  19. Sonia Sonia

    Sonia Sonia시간 전

    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 KRposts algorithms now. 😁

  20. Joseph K

    Joseph K시간 전

    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.

  21. MeThOd MaN

    MeThOd MaN시간 전

    krposts.com/level/bidio/qsCxtJWpzJqWtYc

  22. AbsolX Guardian

    AbsolX Guardian시간 전

    That stuff about OSHA loosing their teeth makes the OSHA unit of my engineering class seem quite silly in hindsight.

  23. Chris Foster

    Chris Foster시간 전

    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.

  24. Mel Medina

    Mel Medina시간 전

    All of these conditions and suffering exist because we buy cheap meat.

  25. Annelise Tarnowski

    Annelise Tarnowski시간 전

    Haven't watched yet. Ready for Iowa to be dragged.

  26. Annelise Tarnowski

    Annelise Tarnowski시간 전

    Surprised it took two minutes tbh

  27. The Lobos

    The Lobos시간 전

    The interviewer: "how do you feel about wearing an adult diaper at work?" Potential employee: "I thought you would never ask..." 🤦‍♂️

  28. Charlie Bond

    Charlie Bond시간 전

    Go vegan ya brave smart capable fucks

  29. 17 76

    17 76시간 전

    Major Douche' thinks he's clever and oh-so-witty. Libtard facist.

  30. VADERZ SCOWL

    VADERZ SCOWL시간 전

    I have distressing info from a friend called Napoleon on the inside workings of the poultry industry.

  31. donkeysunited

    donkeysunited시간 전

    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.

  32. Rebecca

    Rebecca시간 전

    Thank you for your work!

  33. Fernando Zome

    Fernando Zome시간 전

    Ja que não tem Greg News... Cheers from Brazil

  34. First Name Last Name

    First Name Last Name시간 전

    So American companies treat their workers like toilet paper? Never heard of that. totally new.

  35. Damian 1989

    Damian 1989시간 전

    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"

  36. Jelly Rolls

    Jelly Rolls시간 전

    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.

  37. Grocery Grip

    Grocery Grip시간 전

    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

  38. Jaime Scott

    Jaime Scott시간 전

    Welcome to the jungle* Upton Sinclair

  39. MELISSA K

    MELISSA K시간 전

    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.

  40. a1b1c184

    a1b1c184시간 전

    If they take away meat that's it, I'm going ham.

  41. David Castro

    David Castro시간 전

    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.

  42. Ramen Boy

    Ramen Boy시간 전

    WOOO FUNNY BRITTISH MAN IS BACK!

  43. Lotus McMillian

    Lotus McMillian시간 전

    Animal Agriculture is inherently disgusting & evil. This is no surprise unfortunately.

  44. Arch Judge

    Arch Judge시간 전

    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.

  45. RD Enduro

    RD Enduro시간 전

    I thought John said Haole workers not hourly hahaha

  46. Alonzo Johnson

    Alonzo Johnson시간 전

    Impossible 🍔

  47. Sam Waldman

    Sam Waldman시간 전

    I wonder if the meat industry is going to try to destroy John Oliver after this

  48. Alex Liwanag

    Alex Liwanag시간 전

    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.

  49. Robert Moore

    Robert Moore시간 전

    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

  50. Alonzo Johnson

    Alonzo Johnson시간 전

    Beyond meat

  51. Hayao Kakizaki

    Hayao Kakizaki시간 전

    Working back of house in a restaurant should be mandatory

  52. John Fajer

    John Fajer시간 전

    In house meat packing nurses remind me of Sick Call, hahahahahaha.

  53. Patrick O'Keefe

    Patrick O'Keefe시간 전

    Why aren’t workers in a union? And why hasn’t there been talks of unionizing workers?

  54. Vasis Teel

    Vasis Teel시간 전

    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.

  55. Ian C

    Ian C시간 전

    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*

  56. Bhargav Sai Neelati

    Bhargav Sai Neelati시간 전

    An episode on Amazon workers unionizing please

  57. Brain Dead By Default

    Brain Dead By Default시간 전

    Welp I've lost my appetite

  58. aleksander popov

    aleksander popov시간 전

    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.

  59. Mad Moon Mama

    Mad Moon Mama시간 전

    Stop eating factory farm meat. Support your local farmers.

  60. Two Black Labs

    Two Black Labs시간 전

    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...🐷🐔🐮🤢🤮

  61. Holzi24

    Holzi24시간 전

    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...

  62. iokuok2

    iokuok2시간 전

    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.

  63. Anthony Lawrence

    Anthony Lawrence시간 전

    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.

  64. Jaybird

    Jaybird시간 전

    lord I hate this country even more every day I exist

  65. ForLorNVuLgaR

    ForLorNVuLgaR시간 전

    Why would over 1k give a thumbs down to human conveyor belts? Smh...

  66. Chris Pyne

    Chris Pyne시간 전

    Here for the comments and not surprised😂I’m surprised it’s somehow #1 on trending

  67. Sam Kant

    Sam Kant시간 전

    So, basically the greatest country in the world in a nutshell once again....

  68. Odonian Expat

    Odonian Expat시간 전

    UNIONIZE YOUR WORKPLACE!

  69. Benjamin Barksdale

    Benjamin Barksdale시간 전

    Does anybody have any tips on growing subscribers. I'm trying to hit 100 so I can have my own link.

  70. Robb Dorazio

    Robb Dorazio시간 전

    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?

  71. Evelyn Dill

    Evelyn Dill시간 전

    That video of the corporate workers getting random fitness breaks really gave me "sorry to bother you" vibes

  72. Oreos&Milk

    Oreos&Milk시간 전

    I'm glad more Americans are finally starting to see that their country only functions because of intentional dysfunction.

  73. Kyle W

    Kyle W시간 전

    Didnt TR, the USDA and the progressive era handle this? Oh wait conservatives want to undo everything

  74. Shannon Pair

    Shannon Pair시간 전

    Unions, Unions, Unions... unions with actual pull

  75. StockOpocalypse Reverent Of Middle Class

    StockOpocalypse Reverent Of Middle Class시간 전

    $$Blue buy now 🍢 I heard there was something about blue and innuendo on elon's Twitter

  76. Axfl

    Axfl시간 전

    Yeah this country is fucked up but it’s the least shity honestly

  77. Platinum_Chaos

    Platinum_Chaos시간 전

    Of course iowa would be on this episode

  78. Jonathan H

    Jonathan H시간 전

    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

  79. Kimberly Winters

    Kimberly Winters시간 전

    Dont ever say again that this isnt America...cuz IT IS AMERICA AND THIS IS WHO WE ARE.

  80. Magician12345

    Magician12345시간 전

    Tell me you live in America without telling me you live in America

  81. Brandon Fitzgerald

    Brandon Fitzgerald시간 전

    If your boss bet you would get sick you deserve to be punched

  82. Orion Canning

    Orion Canning시간 전

    Go vegan

  83. Vow Dyer

    Vow Dyer시간 전

    Texas literally does not give a fuck about human life.

  84. Markus Müller

    Markus Müller시간 전

    If you don't want to be grilled, you probably have worms at the end of your food chain ...

  85. Apple Pie

    Apple Pie시간 전

    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!

  86. Anthony Fanchin

    Anthony Fanchin시간 전

    The beginning of this video made me laugh so hard 😂

  87. maya rimo

    maya rimo시간 전

    #@

  88. McJohnson

    McJohnson시간 전

    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 :\

  89. Def Noodles

    Def Noodles시간 전

    that ad at the beginning literally looked like a parody of what a perdue ad should look like

  90. Abraham Nettey

    Abraham Nettey시간 전

    You of all people shouldn't be talking Mr. "CEO of humor"

  91. Jack Bloor

    Jack Bloor시간 전

    If only our congress wasn’t neutered and could pass broad regulations that would protect the labor force

  92. Nizo Dizo

    Nizo Dizo시간 전

    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!

  93. Jeremy Thelen

    Jeremy Thelen시간 전

    This isn't in all factories. This is a biased information of some factories.

  94. Kimberly Winters

    Kimberly Winters시간 전

    There needs to be a special investigation in all billion dollar companies, all labour jobs, they need to be undercover bossed everywhere.

  95. MrOttopants

    MrOttopants시간 전

    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.

  96. canada atlanta

    canada atlanta시간 전

    #john oliver #bnb #btc #pancakeswap

  97. Sonia David

    Sonia David시간 전

    Let's all go vegan and cut the crap =) for the animals, for humanity, for the planet...LEGGO!!!

  98. Caroline

    Caroline시간 전

    Glad I’m vegan!

  99. Sigma

    Sigma시간 전

    As a vegetarian, i feel like im ready for whatever this video can throw at me. Lets go johnny, lets dance

  100. Lilithia Abendstern

    Lilithia Abendstern시간 전

    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

  101. Kimberly Winters

    Kimberly Winters시간 전

    Monstrous and utterly horrific, what a wicked company..."family" I'd like to see how he treats his enemies..

  102. Stunt Panda

    Stunt Panda시간 전

    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).