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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  • Please do a segment on ag-gag laws.

    Louise DanielsLouise Daniels8 минутын өмнө
  • This sounds exactly like the Tönnies meatpacking facility outbreak in Germany. Migrant workers who lived in company-provided housing on the premises got sick by the hundreds. It was thus the company's fault that they could not socially distance at work OR in private because those "accomodations" look like converted shipping containers with a bunch of bunk beds in them.

    HaploidCellHaploidCell23 минутын өмнө
  • america is just bad country

    Tomas PilsTomas Pils30 минутын өмнө
  • The more we watch this. It not like no one gonna report this. Money first employees last... Thats pfg they make up their own rules

    Jobe 420Jobe 420Цагийн өмнө
  • US conservative to Northern European: "At least we live in a FREE country!" Northern European looking at the complete disregard for and absence of basic human rights in the US: "riiiiiiiight...."

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  • "Meditation is great for clearing your mind. You just have to sit still, focus on your breath and try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that'll one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appallingly your company treats workers in these factories." Classic JO.

    Manish RawatManish Rawat3 цагийн өмнө
  • >.> You crying for this? Seriously?! Protecting the Worker! NO!! Communism! Bring Social Health Care no! COMMUNISM! Protection the Homeless! NO COMMUNISM! Defending Human Diginity by losing his JOB NO!! Communism! I am living in Europe even! I Accept the Mix of Social and Capitalism and i work in better condition then American Africa standarts! I dont feel no Pity since the Cold War the west has nothing Learn! even Russia Protect their Workers since the Communist Downfall!

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  • You lost me on the Roseanne comment. You guys spin things too much and too often, I can't believe your reporting.

    Matt VivianiMatt Viviani3 цагийн өмнө
  • Why dont you talk about the kids in cages under joe biden ?

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  • Its the 1906 the jungle all over again. Aim for the heart of the people but hit them in their stomach.

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  • q^

    FlipkensFlipkens4 цагийн өмнө
  • Living their lives in decadent luxury, you have to wonder if the beings who run these companies are human - Seriously! But it must be considered, that perhaps they take their cues from the public: If we purchase without care, they must feel it justified to operate without care!

    CettiCetti4 цагийн өмнө
  • Oh and the Biden administration is currently backing down on the 15 Dollar Minimum Wage, while simultaniously employing Neera Tanden, a Union crusher. So, again we have to do everything ourselves, fuck the Gouverment, join the local union and, for good measure, your friendly neighbourhood anti-rascist group.

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  • Nothing you can do just continue eating chicken and meats Hod said our food supply won’t run out animal will continue to multiply

    BrandonComedicSoupBrandonComedicSoup4 цагийн өмнө
  • Same in Europe! The biggest Corona outbreaks were in such companies. 😢

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  • I’m 28 and I’ve worked in poultry production for 3 years. It’s truly disturbing looking back at how employees have been treated in this industry. Literally never able to take bathroom breaks. Tons of work injuries. Tons of horrible quality product being shipped out. FDA inspections per department maybe equal 2 minutes per month. Horrible industry. Horrible pay. Horrible benefits. Absurd turnover. Horrible management. Pathetic employee treatment and opportunities.

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  • Meh I validated osha all the time to much work to comply, when I burn the shit out of my arm at work also never filed anything or get medical help hell didnt even leave work the costumers just heard me scream fuck a lot more from the kitchen that day

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  • It's not like having a pool gave anyone the virus.

    Ferc PoloFerc Polo5 цагийн өмнө
  • its fucked up that like walmart is held to higher osha standards than the places that make the food thats being sent there

    Mary JaneMary Jane5 цагийн өмнө
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  • I often find it hard to understand why we have to create hell on Earth. If just 8% increase in the price of meat could do away with all these terrible work conditions, why not? Why is it such a race to the absolute bottom?

    VoracleVoracle6 цагийн өмнө
  • why isnt this kind of work automated? I am from Europe and I was honestly thinking this episode will be about plastic used in packing meat (because obviously, meatpacking plants are heavily automated... right?)

    Martin TirpákMartin Tirpák6 цагийн өмнө
  • It’s wierd that now trumps gone outlets have to actually write to make content.

    KahrenheitKahrenheit6 цагийн өмнө
  • I’ve been screaming at the rooftops about this for long time, so thank you for this. The conditions in meat packing plants are HORRIFIC and COVID19 exposed this to the masses. Y’all think the coverup in NY by Cuomo and the nursing homes is bad, look at the crimes being committed and covered up at Meat Packing plants.

    Zobeth CZobeth C6 цагийн өмнө
  • As we bask in the glory that is this truth, meatpacking big wigs are trying to replace humans with machines 🙁

    Jennifer WebbJennifer Webb7 цагийн өмнө
  • Americans keep saying they abolished slavery but did they? Now it’s just hidden in plain sight 😕

    Kevin DueckKevin Dueck7 цагийн өмнө
  • Who's early for Last week's tonight this Monday 😂

    Jose DeLosAngelesJose DeLosAngeles7 цагийн өмнө
  • Solution.... Get a new job. If it was really that big of a deal they wouldn't be able to keep employees. I spent two years working at a chicken plant, it's not a hard job.

    HiddenHidden7 цагийн өмнө
  • this country disgust me racism is rampant and is everywhere institution .. higher education.. you name it you think just because we elected biden the racism is off the surface of this country? no.. it's like an oil stain that seeps through the carpet and leaves a permanent mark

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  • Would love to see Tucker Carlson respond to this episode.

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  • I must be packing, the way I got this meat

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  • Yet another reason capitalist corporations should have nothing to do with peoples’ healthcare.

    Zarkin DagnastyZarkin Dagnasty8 цагийн өмнө
  • John should really cover the horrific practices in the fudge-packing industry, I heard it's dreadfully painful...

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  • 13:48 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Michael SanchezMichael Sanchez8 цагийн өмнө
  • Your show is not comedy but well educational well done it is modern days slavery for those companies it is getting worse by day in this country

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  • Don't forget, Trump wanted to OK these companies' request to increase the line speeds.

    John McLachlanJohn McLachlan9 цагийн өмнө
  • Why do you dub instead of subtitle?

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  • Thank you. I was waiting for this one

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  • Great work John

    Aser MpoyiAser Mpoyi10 цагийн өмнө
  • Everybody should watch John Oliver. His channel is one of the most honest and unbiased on youtube so far.

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  • The next time you go to the grocery store to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.99/lb remember what it takes to make chicken that cheap. At that price, it’s insane to think that anyone in that food production chain can be treated well and still provide a profit to the company. I just wish I knew if the companies that sold their products for more were treating their workers better,.

    MomChemistMomChemist10 цагийн өмнө
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you for telling the truth!

    Martha SalomaaMartha Salomaa11 цагийн өмнө
  • They fired the employees yet we are going to muster up some fake outrage anyways. What else do you want Jon Oliver?

    Lonnie BornLonnie Born11 цагийн өмнө
  • the dude pissing under the conveyor belt... suspended! How about fired? Well, honestly he's not making anything much more worse than it already was. Destroys human health, destroys the earth, destroys animals needlessly. Animal agriculture is complete garbage. Go vegan.

    whenifeellowwhenifeellow11 цагийн өмнө
  • It's funny that I have actually heard about all of this from the knife problem to the pissing on the line. Apparently the urinating on the line thing was not due to performance needs but just the level of care they took with the food. It was just a case they didn't care and that was the level of employee they hired.

    David HammonsDavid Hammons11 цагийн өмнө
  • Maybe employ furries, webcomic artists and Deviant Artists, they love being in Diapers.

    MforMovesetsMforMovesets11 цагийн өмнө
  • I have heard so many stories of people pissing on meat production lines, especially hotdog's.

    David HammonsDavid Hammons11 цагийн өмнө
  • Yes, "chicken chips" sounds gross, but what's even more gross is holocausting chickens every day to make "chicken chips".

    goodgamegabigoodgamegabi11 цагийн өмнө
  • They should cut most of the jokes and have him slow down his delivery. His delivery is so breathless its just hard to listen to. The jokes are really bad, they are like Family guy, its just a formula, it doesn't feel creative at all.

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  • There were times in human history when people didn't know much about tooth care, or showering, or washing their hands after they take a shit. They weren't very healthy or long-lived during these times. You will never brush your teeth or wipe your ass into immortality, but still, we know for certain that cleaner living is smarter, healthier, and smells better. I've been vegan since 1995 and have worked online since 2012. I'm a Buddhist, and understand we are evolving, but the trouble you all put yourselves through is, to me, starting to look deserved.

    William JonesWilliam Jones12 цагийн өмнө
  • so, why does it take someone on HBO to talk about this shit? cuz i dont hear anything about this topic. i know problems come from unions, but this is just an argument to unionize if i ever heard one. i believe unions should be mandatory for any factory jobs if you're just a standard worker , this is just bat shit crazy.

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  • How did you not mention "The Jungle"?

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  • Kill capitalism before it kills us all.

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  • Seems crazy to me to talk about human rights when these companies actually kill millions of animals every day.

    Maximilian WeissMaximilian Weiss13 цагийн өмнө
  • I see the issue being ultimately dealt with with technology. Computer controlled carving stations replacing workers seems like what will eventually happen. If minimum wages go up and regulations get tighter, these megacompanies will invest money to automate the process as much as possible.

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  • Democrats should be ashamed themselves for letting this happen to workers. Too much regulation means smaller companies are booted out of competing with bigger companies.

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    • lol no

      Don'tSpikeMyDrinkDon'tSpikeMyDrink11 цагийн өмнө
  • Really unusual this episode starts with John touching up on Cuomo's nursing home cover-up and procedure , meat packing, and Ted Cruz. Out of the 30 minute episode, 98% is about Ted Cruz and the meatpacking. John considers himself moral and a voice for the people. 28 minutes of covering partisan issues to his favoring where maybe 200 people died versus the Cuomo event where thousands died. Cuomo received 10 seconds of airtime. What a partisan hack that has a moral compass that needs to be reset.

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  • Same corona problems at the meat industry in Europe.

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  • He would know a lot about packing meat his boyfriend said.

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  • So sad and infuriating. Gonna start buying organic only. Thanks John.

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  • In Germany we also had many big Covid outbreaks caused by meat packing factories with simular contutions. I'm pretty sure most industrialised countries have them. It's just horrible ...

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  • Mr. Oliver, a related and excellent article by Jane Mayer, Trump and Mountaire chicken processing, and exploiting "essential" (aka minority, immigrant, and low-income) workers: So glad you are back!

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