Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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15 өдрийн өмнө

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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Annis Patnode
Annis Patnode 34 минутын өмнө
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Carmela Lawson 36 минутын өмнө
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Pashton Baha
Pashton Baha 46 минутын өмнө
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PumpkinEskobarr 2 цагийн өмнө
😂🤣Chicken chips?! If you bought that you were shopping on an empty stomach.
PumpkinEskobarr 2 цагийн өмнө
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?”
ghawkins816 2 цагийн өмнө
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.
blaqoD 4 цагийн өмнө
Wrong title. Here's the good one: "Slavery in meat factories not hold accountable"
iEatEmos 4 цагийн өмнө
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.
Gregory Mcgraw
Gregory Mcgraw 5 цагийн өмнө
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
Vince F
Vince F 5 цагийн өмнө
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 F
Vince F 5 цагийн өмнө
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 F
Vince F 5 цагийн өмнө
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 F
Vince F 5 цагийн өмнө
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 F
Vince F 5 цагийн өмнө
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 F
Vince F 6 цагийн өмнө
This is why you go organic, as these standards aren’t applicable, organic gas more stringent safety regulation and processes.
Vince F
Vince F 6 цагийн өмнө
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
Alice Fulcher
Alice Fulcher 6 цагийн өмнө
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nedomedo 6 цагийн өмнө
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!
luckystriker 6 цагийн өмнө
all outlined in the book fast food nation by eric schlosser almost 20 years ago. nothings changed.
Evan Canellakis
Evan Canellakis 7 цагийн өмнө
Those facilities are Inhumane
Evan Canellakis
Evan Canellakis 8 цагийн өмнө
Even after watching this I’m still a proud meat eater
Emily An
Emily An 8 цагийн өмнө
all the local farms and not just how the animals are treated. Thanks for this post!
Utopianx8x 10 цагийн өмнө
Yet another reason to become vegan. Appalling
C Stone
C Stone 10 цагийн өмнө
That Perdue commercial 🤣🤣😄
Thunder 13 цагийн өмнө
Time has not been kind to Oliver
Gerald Juve Jr.
Gerald Juve Jr. 13 цагийн өмнө
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!
Emily An
Emily An 8 цагийн өмнө
the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.
Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill 14 цагийн өмнө
In school rn, I'm learning about how in the 1890s we had these same exact problems. Shit hasn't changed.
William Moffett
William Moffett 14 цагийн өмнө
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.
Lyonel Laverde
Lyonel Laverde 16 цагийн өмнө
The 5,000 who didn't like this video support workers being treated worse than the meat at these plants.
Natália Catelan
Natália Catelan 17 цагийн өмнө
Please make an episode about Brazil durring the pandemics
Seth Orr
Seth Orr 17 цагийн өмнө
Bru I'm from waterloo we get recognized when one if our dumbasses say something stupid bet
Jessica Robinson
Jessica Robinson 18 цагийн өмнө
Heavily reliant on labor trafficking where do you think all those migrants end up? Oh
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bobi chung 18 цагийн өмнө
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Dee Negron
Dee Negron 19 цагийн өмнө
America is not a country, it's a business. Money has trumped integrity, and lives. Your oppression is their profession.
Agatha Illa
Agatha Illa 19 цагийн өмнө
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missxenopus1000 19 цагийн өмнө
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 :-/
matt fontaine
matt fontaine 20 цагийн өмнө
What about Cuomo?
Terry Folderson
Terry Folderson 21 цагийн өмнө
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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Mitchell Krouth
Mitchell Krouth 21 цагийн өмнө
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.
Michael Spyridon
Michael Spyridon 21 цагийн өмнө
Top 3 people you don't want wearing boxes on their heads while working: Neurosurgeons Airline pilots OSHA inspectors
Michael Spyridon
Michael Spyridon 21 цагийн өмнө
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.
Drecon84 22 цагийн өмнө
I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.
Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19
Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19 22 цагийн өмнө
America dont sound so great to me
Happy Thoughts
Happy Thoughts 22 цагийн өмнө
Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest
Joseph Roland
Joseph Roland 22 цагийн өмнө
I don't care about the working conditions of illegals. They knew what they were getting into when they came here.... illegally
albert mooney
albert mooney 23 цагийн өмнө
anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?
Joseph Roland
Joseph Roland 23 цагийн өмнө
"it's just a fun fact that I'm throwing in there for no reason" lol transparent clown. Your race-baiting is obvious
VP 23 цагийн өмнө
I love you LWT. I appreciate your show so much that I pay for it on youtube. Unfortunately I live in Canada. So I was amazed by the fact that I have access more quickly to your content using a VPN in the US where the show is up one week earlier. Could you guys please fix this? Again thank you.
Juan Contreras
Juan Contreras Өдрийн өмнө
Nothing about Biden?? You are a Joke!!!
L Lamoy
L Lamoy Өдрийн өмнө
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
Chistian White
Chistian White Өдрийн өмнө
Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?
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Jojo Toto
Jojo Toto Өдрийн өмнө
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
Vladinek Januška
Vladinek Januška Өдрийн өмнө
American capitalism is fcked up game. People working on low positions are basicly slaves. No rights, no value, no future.
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Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast
Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast Өдрийн өмнө
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.
rckblzr12 Өдрийн өмнө
Is there a legit reason why the plants put out so much food? Seems like a lot of it goes to waste in supermarkets.
Ak Өдрийн өмнө
6:24 lmao ironic
Liana H
Liana H Өдрийн өмнө
He did an upton sinclair's the jungle 100 years later
John Alexander Singleton
John Alexander Singleton Өдрийн өмнө
yeah well you've never been to a casino then, prudes. Cancel the chicken nugget order, stat
SpaceViking Өдрийн өмнө
America slipping down the slope. Sad.
Jake Skelington
Jake Skelington Өдрийн өмнө
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...
n3rdm4n Өдрийн өмнө
> a product that is wildly popular in this country Watching woke people trying to sound smart?
mydoggotshavedtoday Өдрийн өмнө
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
Ant Circus
Ant Circus Өдрийн өмнө
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.
Numinous Nihil
Numinous Nihil Өдрийн өмнө
Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free
Michael Johanson
Michael Johanson Өдрийн өмнө
11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show
Wedding DJ Rob Soundz
Wedding DJ Rob Soundz Өдрийн өмнө
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.
Manvir Singh
Manvir Singh Өдрийн өмнө
I've been following you for years!!!!! When would you make a video about farmer protests in India? Ignore if you already have :)
Johnny_Island Өдрийн өмнө
Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?
Some Guy From The Internet
Some Guy From The Internet Өдрийн өмнө
The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void 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.
Vergin Meats
Vergin Meats Өдрийн өмнө
The don’t
jonescity Өдрийн өмнө
Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.
Zakkuya Өдрийн өмнө
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.
Joan Harrison
Joan Harrison Өдрийн өмнө
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.
Richard Kuklinski
Richard Kuklinski Өдрийн өмнө
“Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.
Moon Memento
Moon Memento Өдрийн өмнө
it's totally our country.
Nob ody
Nob ody Өдрийн өмнө
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.
Harmony Mitcham
Harmony Mitcham Өдрийн өмнө
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.
thecraftycreeper Өдрийн өмнө
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
Steven Evans
Steven Evans Өдрийн өмнө
George State
George State Өдрийн өмнө
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 ?!?!?!
BanXxX69 Өдрийн өмнө
05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...
Luis Tarantini
Luis Tarantini Өдрийн өмнө
I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.
Drops2cents 2 өдрийн өмнө
Gee, that guinea pig acts quite like my two toms when they're playfully fighting and chasing each other on the lawn around our house! :-)
BanefulLeaf x
BanefulLeaf x 2 өдрийн өмнө
Thank God I'm not from the States😖
BanefulLeaf x
BanefulLeaf x 2 өдрийн өмнө
When a company says we're family, RUN!
Tharun Sonti
Tharun Sonti 2 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Emma Sayers
Emma Sayers 2 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Kyle Knight
Kyle Knight 2 өдрийн өмнө
John Oliver is garbage.
Cdsnz 23
Cdsnz 23 2 өдрийн өмнө
Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos
Kyle Knight
Kyle Knight 2 өдрийн өмнө
@Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion
Anurag Chakraborty
Anurag Chakraborty 2 өдрийн өмнө
Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.
Fakn Lars
Fakn Lars 2 өдрийн өмнө
The US = 3rd world
Meban Kharkongor
Meban Kharkongor 2 өдрийн өмнө
You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂
Laine La Cava
Laine La Cava 2 өдрийн өмнө
The comedy writing on this show has really gone to shit, but the content is still interesting....even if nothing will ever change.
Ethan Bondick
Ethan Bondick 2 өдрийн өмнө
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Linda John
Linda John 2 өдрийн өмнө
Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.
Velvet Thunder
Velvet Thunder 2 өдрийн өмнө
I won't stay in a company if my boss starts the speech with ' we are a family'. No I am not, I am here for money. 🤷🏻
Bee V
Bee V 2 өдрийн өмнө
I just wanted to say it was a sad move to feature the old man dying of covid just to push your point. Really low. The man must have been close to 80 already, just to feature him to push your cause. So low. Not funny at all.
Bee V
Bee V 2 өдрийн өмнө
Is this still a comedy show?
Mamanicole I
Mamanicole I 2 өдрийн өмнө
I thought slavery was abolished in America 155 years ago? Some world leader😧😧😧😧😧😧
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