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. AJSteelSDMF

      Me: Hey John the sky is blue, but only during the day. John: Holy shit!

    2. l3moh94

      Please John do another segment on Mexico, our current government is a comedic gold mine, from the way they’re handling the pandemic to their infrastructure “projects” to raffling the presidential airplane to supporting a RAPIST as a candidate for governor I really wish I was making this stuff up

    3. Kattywampus

      One of my friends works in one of these places, and I worry about him every day. I feel like this video was just barely scratching how bad it is in there. My friend made a comment about counting his days once, and I can't forget it.

    4. imp3r1alx

      If work is that bad, why still work there though ??

    5. Edward Votel

      I think it's a shittt job but it has to done and must feed the country.

    6. David Miscaviage

      You should do an episode on 2600 magazine and how it effected hacking, coding, and the internet today. Don't forget the l0pht.

    7. Jordan Gladney

      "Our company is more like a family" is code for "we're gonna fuck you over. hard."

    8. Ptao Tom

      When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.

    9. No comment

      These conditions are happening in other food manufacturing plants including those that pack frozen dinners and veggies. Avoid all processed foods as much as you can.

    10. redX111t

      More and more I learn about USA it feels more and more a third world country.

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      1. Ptao Tom

        MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.

    12. Taran topness

      John Oliver is a meat packer.

    13. Joseph Gooden

      These problems are not exclusive to meatpacking. People in this country seriously don't understand what the price of their convenience is...

    14. Strife The Wise

      Casino workers should all have lawsuits but nope, trump put laws in place to protect them and tell them they can do whatever they want, since he owns casino's

    15. PragueFashionScene

      This is literally what the entire book ,*The Jungle* was about. Glad to see 1906 is making a come back.

    16. Andrin Poopfong

      Open borders will solve all this. They need to change jobs to solar panel manufacturing.

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    18. LÆVIS

      Seeing who they hire and looking at the amount of black & hispanic employees, perhaps the root of it all are the police and justice system. Progress remains too slow.

    19. Vegano Vitor

      "What can we do?" Maybe, just maybe, stop eating animals should be a good idea?

      1. Some Guy

        These industries just supply the demand of people buying meat. No demand, no supply.

      2. Some Guy

        One more reason we should all be vegan.

      3. Osc1llate W1ldly

        well, I'm afraid this might be the last thing the absolute majority of people wanna be reminded of. And since John Oliver wants his show to be kept crowd pleasing he won't mention it either...

    20. Bern Vigz

      Humor is the new logic.

    21. Vegano Vitor


      1. Osc1llate W1ldly

        like your sarcasm and very valid point mate!

    22. Peter Mwaura

      Pipe down on the sexual jokes, they are unnecessary and not funny.

    23. Daniel Valerio

      It's no secret how dirty the meat industry is, so why not just go vegan?

      1. Osc1llate W1ldly

        because most people simply don't care (enough to stop being unkind to animals)

    24. Awkward Gaming

      I always roll my eyes whenever I see company propaganda claiming that their workers are "family" while underpaying their staff and generally not giving a fuck about their workers. This has been true at every single companies I work at including my current one.

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    26. Jake Offenhymer

      MEat packing... that’s where covid came from... wild animals in a market being sold as meat... disgusting.

    27. RoxxyKaos

      Am I even legally allowed to say this? Why don't we just "get rid of" these monsters? Pretty sure you've forfeited your right to live when your favorite hobby is collecting money off the pain, and literal mortality, of others.

    28. rswingman

      This is pretty much true of most production work: I started a factory job last Fall and didn't last 2 weeks. I shat myself because there was no one to substitute for me. We were taking staggered breaks to catch up on backlog and working through "normal" break-time. I've gotta go, I look out and there are no blue-shirts, nobody; they're all on break. When I would get home, I'd open the car door and move to try & get out... body don't work. And instead, I'd just flop back in the seat and sleep in the car. About a week and a half in, I can't take this anymore. I'm letting the team down, I can't keep up, I'm getting buried.

    29. lob ster

      Oliver knows all about meat packing 😏

    30. Vokul Marcus

      BIG SOLUTION: How about you just stop buying the shit that kills you anyway!

    31. Ankit Pareek

      No wonder capitalism started with the conveyor belt. When profits are based on reducing time, and when time is more important than people.

    32. senni bgon

      When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.

    33. Steve Puskaric

      The betting pool is hilarious. I would have thrown in my money. John... not so funny. Just terrible at irony, allegory, anachronism, metaphors, imagery and humor. I want my time back but the worth of watching this video is less than two rat craps.

    34. Irgendwie Anders

      Keep eating cheap meat, this is important to keep up our Western Lifestyle!

      1. Irgendwie Anders

        @senni bgon And enjoy all the cheap produce that the bare-footed, uneducated masses prepare for us!

      2. senni bgon

        What can we do? Get a good education so you don't work in a shit job.

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    36. B izichyld

      Don’t eat meat. If you do, don’t eat much, and buy it from a small, reputable farm. Or, better yet, hunt it yourself.

    37. Lindsey Costa

      I literally stoped buying all Tyson products after the betting pool hit the news. No, firing them doesn't fix anything, how do you hire that many psychopaths in the first place. At the very least, it was already acceptable behavior in your corporate culture. I generally avoid Texas made products as the only reason companies move there is because the state doesn't enforce employee rights. Be wary of any company relocating there, they're avoiding standards along with taxes.

    38. Magnus Bergner

      Corporate fines should always be assayed as a percentage of total company revenue. The minimum fine for a non-accidental violation of a law or rule should be 1% and the maximum should be 100%. Certain types of violation should come with a mandatory minimum level of fine. For example if they cause a fatality through a previously known but not fixed safety hazard they should have to pay 10% of revenue or a hundred thousand dollars, whichever is greater. If they expose a bunch of employees to known chemical hazards without informing them or providing them with safety equipment and they get seriously sick; 50% or a million, whichever hurts the CEOs bonuses the most. Oh, and the should be a law in place that no company executive can get a bonus in a year where the company has been fined a percentage of their revenue. Maybe also force them to move the maximum amount of money that they could be fined into escrow whilst the company is defending their actions in court, that way it hurts as much as possible as soon as possible and might cause companies to want a speedy trial, thus keeping costs down for the agency issuing the fine. No need to waste taxpayer money after all.

    39. Hymedude

      Maybe Tyson meat is made from mutant guenie pigs....

    40. l s

      looks a lot like a market regulating itself...

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    42. Jay Zamora

      Thank u Mr Trump

    43. Doom 'N Gloom

      And its go boys go they'll time your every breath, and every day your in this place you're two days nearer death...

    44. Ishan Parasher

      Plz do a piece on CPAC 2021 LMAOO

    45. Catharine Donofrio

      We all have a role to play in this world we live in today. God tells me this is no accident what's happening in the world around us right now. These are the plagues and the end times

    46. Catharine Donofrio

    47. keegalyche

      i read "the jungle" because of this comments section and ive been sick to my stomach ever since

    48. Corporeal Incursion

      What can we do? Get a good education so you don't work in a shit job.

    49. Captain_Context

      Its AMAZING how we need to see British comedians wrapping up how little rights and freedom america actually has... Otherwise we would never be told. Because US corporate media does not cover it.

    50. tommyboy

      Do people find this guy entertaining

    51. tommyboy

      What’s worse, the fact that we have millions of homeless people. Or the systemic funding of their being there

    52. John SSmith

      @JohnOliver when are you going to talk about Biden's statement that what China is doing to Uighurs is a CULTURAL THING ???????

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    54. K F

      That betting pool says 'testing positive' NOT 'dying' and is therefore absolutely hilarious; even more so now, as Covid has proven to be the new seasonal flu and NOT the new Spanish flu, save for the panic about it.

    55. TheJeanean

      Never buy into any company that tried to pass off that family bullshit. That is designed to guilt you into not quitting until they decide to lay you off.

    56. HiredKiller08

      The betting pool is not that serious. Name one person in the world who hasn't made a bet on someone getting sick😂

    57. Ricardo Alves De Oliveira

      I wish politicians would watch this show, learn a thing or two and act on it.

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    59. P Villanueva

      I totally understand why the local packing/processing plants are always hiring... As well as why they are located in low income parts of town.😐

    60. Peter Nielsen

      Haedox, well he is your boss, so ofcourse he earns more money then you...issac employes are not slaves, slaves cant quit...

    61. Amol Marathe

      so now openly you do virtue signaling!

    62. Kent Kirkwood

      yeah! wow! I work in manufacturing and we are treated 1 million times better than this.

    63. Marcel Nehrig

      I'd rather have my meat from a wet market in Wuhan, then from one of the american dream factories.

    64. Jennifer Krohn

      Need to force all these politicians who don’t support workers rights to do a few weeks labor on the line in one of these meat packing plants.

    65. John Pearson

      Romans 3:23 states: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;". We are all sinners, that have committed at least one sin in our lives, which earns us an eternal punishment in Hell. Revelation states 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.". God sent his Son, Jesus, to Earth as a perfect sinless sacrifice. To take on all the sins of the world; both past, present, and future sins. Shedding his blood on the cross as a blood atonement for all sins. After dying on the cross, he rose from the dead on the 3rd day and rose to Heaven. To show life after death. To show everlasting life through Jesus's sacrifice. John 14:6 states: "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.". Romans 10:13 states "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.". Eternal life in heaven is just one prayer away. All you have to do is believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died on the cross for your sins. As an atonement for your sins. And rose from the grave on the 3rd day. Ask Jesus to save you of your sins and give you eternal life in Heaven. Salvation is a free and everlasting gift from God. Please don't let pride drag you into eternal punishment in Hell, but ask Jesus to give you eternal life in Heaven. If you're getting a strong feeling of resistance while reading this, it's because Satan doesn't want you to get saved. He wants you to resist, and think it's not real. He wants you in Hell for all eternity with him. Hell is not a fun place, like worldly people like to imagine. It's everlasting torture with no relief. I'm only taking the time to text this, because I want to get the message out. There are so many distractions in life keeping people from witnessing to other people. Keeping you from thinking about salvation. Keeping you from thinking about life after death. Please, ask Jesus into your hearts to save you of your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteous. Ask him for a place in Heaven, and he will save you from eternal damnation in Hell.

    66. Sanford Gruber

      Your my hero John

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    70. blackiceecko1

      Hey John I wish I could send you pictures of ups

    71. blackdragone

      Imagine suffering the loss of a family member & having to fight for justice against a corporate organisation on top of your personal grief.

    72. Wally Jackson

      Actually Americans would do this work and one hand and rely on the labor of keeping immigrants in a more social problems for and more massive immigration to the country if these companies were paying decent $25 an hour jobs and wages that they can easily afford but instead advertise and throw the money to Big media and the propaganda of it and a big globalists in the media such as is this owl faced hackass John Oliver know it and they benefit from it and this Arrangement as a HBO receives much of this media money that is diverted away from American workers and thought they are able to cut and imports poor peons from South of the Border who actually benefit themselves from the jobs and higher incomes than they would otherwise get if they remained in Mexico

    73. Astfgl42

      It's very interesting, that meatpacking and generally butchering is often connected with awful working conditions - as if something is fucked up with the whole industry and pricing of meat. There have also been several cases of corona-related revelations of violations of work safety and health here in germany. This shit needs to be unfucked :(

    74. Nic Tanghe

      DAmn those peeps are fucking savages.

    75. Follow the light

      yup yup yup I agree with all that is said they just add more and more bull

    76. Mercent

      I work in food industry. Do you want your food to be cheap? Do you want them to be safe? Yes? The svaings have to come somewhere. Now you know who suffers for low prices. Automation would help but it will increase the cost, by quite a bit, which you consumers will complain and switch to competition. Food industry is really cut throat and margins are low. Just some perspectives.

    77. Jack McAllister

      This pandemic is showing a lot of Americans how little they matter in the corporate meat grinder. Shame how much nihilism there is among them.

    78. sidd harth

      will you press the button meatpacking workers are treated nicely BUT your meat prices triples

    79. AJ Durkee

      Heh. AP Human Geography Fast Food nation moment.

    80. Federico Barragán

      I know it’s only me.... but..... I am a fan of every subject and blown away by the depth of the investigation .....THE FORMAT IS BOOORING... every episode feels the same

    81. Ziljan Vega

      Anyone who says slavery was abolished in the US except for punishment for a crime never visited a poultry plantation.

    82. Vytautas Stalmokas

      look at Johns eyes at exactly 1:31. Dudes inner demon comin out

    83. chibiparadox

      John, If we are being PERFECTLY honest; a passiveaggressive pigeon.

    84. Atomkrieg Reinigungs

      The reason this pandemic happened by a zoonotic disease is due to eating animals. Why tf is anyone surprised why 'murdered sentient being packers' have the highest virulent rates and deaths?? The consumption of meat is absolutely unnecessary. Animal agra is devastating the environment, our healthcare system (due to all the ailment it causes), and yes its a f****** cruel and sadistic industry that lies to people and deceives the public with misinformation. One day these psychopathic CEO's will be on trial for not only for the pain and suffering of animals but now over exploiting their workers knowing their being sent to their deaths.*SEE THE PATTERN HERE??*

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    86. Reese Hedgeman

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    87. Noah 01

      One more reason for being vegan. Go vegan 🥦💚

    88. Shahzad Aslam

      after watching this i am happy to stay on marginal jobs working from home

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      Watching this makes me feel seen as a JBS employee.

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    92. MrMustangMan

      it's not just the meatpacking industry.!!!!!!!! try working on ANY assembly line in the US........

    93. Fork B

      America really is a developing country, believing to be industrial country!

      1. Fork B

        I am so priviledged to not be born in USA!

    94. David mills

      thanks for endless wars were not allowed to have peace and happiness thanks too your senile potus and cabniet members we dont have the money for citizens but lets go to war. idiots.

    95. Fez Stavrou

      Why doesn't John Oliver address the fact that rampant US capitalism is the problem here? Where big business is more powerful than governments?

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