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

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  5. Cetti

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    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!

  6. jack firmin

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    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

  9. Hans Spiegl

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    Same in Europe! The biggest Corona outbreaks were in such companies. 😢

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  11. iDrinkJ4ck

    iDrinkJ4ckTimme sedan

    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

  14. Ferc Polo

    Ferc Polo2 timmar sedan

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

  15. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane2 timmar sedan

    its fucked up that like walmart is held to higher osha standards than the places that make the food thats being sent there

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  18. Voracle

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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?

  19. Martin Tirpák

    Martin Tirpák3 timmar sedan

    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?)

  20. Kahrenheit

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    It’s wierd that now trumps gone outlets have to actually write to make content.

  21. Zobeth C

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    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.

  22. Jennifer Webb

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    As we bask in the glory that is this truth, meatpacking big wigs are trying to replace humans with machines 🙁

  23. Kevin Dueck

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    Americans keep saying they abolished slavery but did they? Now it’s just hidden in plain sight 😕

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  25. Hidden

    Hidden4 timmar sedan

    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.

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    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

  31. Zarkin Dagnasty

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

  32. leaf16nut

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    John should really cover the horrific practices in the fudge-packing industry, I heard it's dreadfully painful...

  33. Michael Sanchez

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    13:48 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    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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    John McLachlan6 timmar sedan

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

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    Why do you dub instead of subtitle?

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  42. Aser Mpoyi

    Aser Mpoyi7 timmar sedan

    Great work John

  43. Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

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    Everybody should watch John Oliver. His channel is one of the most honest and unbiased on youtube so far.

  44. MomChemist

    MomChemist7 timmar sedan

    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,.

  45. Martha Salomaa

    Martha Salomaa7 timmar sedan

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for telling the truth!

  46. Lonnie Born

    Lonnie Born8 timmar sedan

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

  47. whenifeellow

    whenifeellow8 timmar sedan

    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.

  48. David Hammons

    David Hammons8 timmar sedan

    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.

  49. MforMovesets

    MforMovesets8 timmar sedan

    Maybe employ furries, webcomic artists and Deviant Artists, they love being in Diapers.

  50. David Hammons

    David Hammons8 timmar sedan

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

  51. goodgamegabi

    goodgamegabi8 timmar sedan

    Yes, "chicken chips" sounds gross, but what's even more gross is holocausting chickens every day to make "chicken chips".

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    NecrontierLord8 timmar sedan

    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.

  55. BlueNeuro

    BlueNeuro9 timmar sedan

    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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    Corby Cobb10 timmar sedan

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  58. Maximilian Weiss

    Maximilian Weiss10 timmar sedan

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

  59. Flint Ironstag

    Flint Ironstag10 timmar sedan

    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.

  60. Francis Yawson

    Francis Yawson10 timmar sedan

    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.

  61. Don'tSpikeMyDrink

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    lol no

  62. Lance Ross

    Lance Ross10 timmar sedan

    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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  85. Lisa Shadowprinces

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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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  91. stefanc7

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    Good suggestions AND you can also simply stop eating animals.

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  93. M D

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    Not only animals are abused but also the workers go thru mistreatment? Unfrigin real! Just watch a video on how animals are treated and you will stop eating meat. We don’t treat dogs like that.

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    So ummm... Socialism is evil? Capitalism works fine and everyone works perfectly eh?

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  96. Brian K

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