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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  • Chester Ogilvie

    Chester Ogilvie

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    Man, deregulation during Trump has been such a godsend

  • Kellen Morse

    Kellen Morse

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    The US is such a fucking joke



    59 րոպե առաջ

    I'm just hoping one day some big shot CEO see's John's video about his company...and apply his solutions in real life xD

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    Dipankar Roy

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    Wow that's really eye opener

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  • WickdFatigue


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    Haven't vegans been pointing this stuff out for decades?

  • István B. Szlifka

    István B. Szlifka

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    American capitalism for ya

  • Rob K

    Rob K

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    yup ..... America is Great ...... mhmhmmmmm

  • Marik Ishtar

    Marik Ishtar

    2 ժամ առաջ

    look why not slow down the line

  • Jed Bloch

    Jed Bloch

    2 ժամ առաջ

    Don’t worry the robots will be taking over soon

  • Popular History

    Popular History

    3 ժամ առաջ

    Things haven't changed at all since Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle"

  • Jos Nijsten

    Jos Nijsten

    3 ժամ առաջ

    What did George Carlin say about fat people?

  • Jos Nijsten

    Jos Nijsten

    3 ժամ առաջ

    I don't eat meat so I don't care.

  • TheOneTrueSoulKing D

    TheOneTrueSoulKing D

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    Stories like this depress me to no end. When can this cycle of nightmarish abuses of human rights end?

  • Helen walker

    Helen walker

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  • Hase Hopps

    Hase Hopps

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    The Horror!!!!

  • καμιά ψυχή

    καμιά ψυχή

    4 ժամ առաջ

    Your show is becoming out of touch and ... What the fuck? I hope they all get covid or fired. American meat companies this big should all go out of business or just stop existing. Maybe a segment about how to transition these people out of this business would show care for this fucking filth and could be useful. This is just fucking stupid.

    • Ranuyasha


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      Did someone crap in your cereal this morning or something ?

  • DismissThatTheory


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  • Edmund Snow

    Edmund Snow

    5 ժամ առաջ

    This may be the video that pushes me towards becoming a vegetarian (at least until the poor conditions these workers face are fixed).

  • Wurfenking


    5 ժամ առաջ

    The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights lists "the right to work in just and favourable conditions;" as a basic human right.

  • Michaele Cormier

    Michaele Cormier

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    Capitalism the Base of America. Profits OVER People 🤔the GQP Base Donors TX the Seat of Capitalism 🤬

  • Joe Dusel

    Joe Dusel

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    If people don't care about the horrible things that are done to animals to turn them into meat, or the fact that animal ag is playing a huge part in the destruction of the environment, should we really expect people to be appalled by the horrible conditions that meat plant workers face?

  • MrCastodian


    5 ժամ առաջ

    Welcome to America...

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    Simon Wang

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  • Sara3346


    6 ժամ առաջ

    And here in a rational world you would have thought that Upton Sinclair writing The Jungle would have after a few Generations made this impossible.

  • Andreas Hauschild

    Andreas Hauschild

    6 ժամ առաջ

    You only have to look to China to find the solution. Most of these jobs are automated there. So the solution to avoiding providing these horrible jobs is just to eliminate them with automation. Now the hundred of thousands of workers may not like it, but on the other hand, there will be a save and human working enviroment.

  • chartedlife


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    We should all focus on finding meat alternatives and supporting brands that have a dedication to good work practices.

  • Duglas Zamora

    Duglas Zamora

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    This companies should pay the price for all the damaged to their employees and to what we are getting on the table

  • D Legionnaire

    D Legionnaire

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  • Tanner Reiser

    Tanner Reiser

    7 ժամ առաջ

    you cant forget that any fines that the company may get will go against any bonus that they may give so that way in the end they don't really pay it

  • Ancient Art of Fishing

    Ancient Art of Fishing

    7 ժամ առաջ

    what the hell was that first commercial?

  • Adam Collins

    Adam Collins

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    Mr. Oliver I love your show but man is it depressing for a comedy. That's not your fault. You could just retitle the show: The Way the World Really is w John Oliver and it would be just as accurate 😢

  • Radhika6203


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  • Andrew V

    Andrew V

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  • AD K

    AD K

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    I'm just grateful that amrikkka is fcuked

  • Ellie Eldritch

    Ellie Eldritch

    8 ժամ առաջ

    Holy fuck ive had family work at that waterloo plant, like legit my dad worked there for a while

  • Scotty2Balls


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    Those statues, and the mansion are in Pittsburg, TX and rumor has it the mansion has a swimming pool shaped as a chicken.

  • M smith

    M smith

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    John Oliver's stories are so one sided and presented along political lines.

  • Agnes Burton

    Agnes Burton

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  • SkullPrism


    8 ժամ առաջ

    My High School Programming teacher's brother was one of the first to die of Covid-19 in Iowa at that very Tyson's.

  • SkullPrism


    8 ժամ առաջ

    I hope he talks about the Tyson lottery on who would get Coronavorus in Waterloo, IA. YOOO HE FUCKING DIIID, DRAG IOWA TYSONS, JOHN

  • Singleballtheory


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    You could have written this about pretty much any manufacturing/production line job.

  • George Aswipe

    George Aswipe

    8 ժամ առաջ

    Pretty sure a simp like John Oliver has done very little meat packing in his life.

  • skreeb duchank

    skreeb duchank

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    LOL poor guy's ratings are tanking now he doesn't have Trump to talk about.

  • João Pedro Tanure

    João Pedro Tanure

    8 ժամ առաջ

    JBS is heavily involved in corruption on the brazilian government, so I didn't expect something less than this.

  • Top Hat the Hat

    Top Hat the Hat

    9 ժամ առաջ

    and they say vegans only care about non-human animals. The human aspect was a huge part of it (I am vegan for all animals though, so no form of an. agriculture is justifiable, but I damn well know I don't need to fund industrial an. agriculture too).

  • Brian Austin

    Brian Austin

    9 ժամ առաջ

    So no more meat for the working class? That’s what you’re proposing. John... you lost me at 17 minute mark. The solutions you present are not practical. Social distancing for meet workers? C’mon man??? If you have been a white kid working at a fish processing plant in the summer making $15 to $20 an our, you know why these jobs exist and why people take them. It’s good money for a skill you can learn quickly an earn overtime easily. I expect my son to get a job when he is 14/15 but he won’t if the minimum wage is 15 bucks per hour.

  • bp bp

    bp bp

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    i never trust a company that says "we're family". They WILL fuck you and wont even look you in the eye

  • screaming


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    literally wouldnt care if all these companies hq's got burned to the ground

  • ཞıƈƙ ƈ-137

    ཞıƈƙ ƈ-137

    9 ժամ առաջ

    Every fast food job I've had since Obama care was passed forces me to sign a waiver turning down Insurance in order to get enough hours to barely survive. With Covid I was forced to sign a piece of paper acknowledging that if at any point I felt unsafe because of the epidemic, I could not take advantage of unemployment.
    The US is trash. I know when you work in the media, it may be hard to see. But its not just meat plants..... its everywhere. We *DONT* matter to our employers and thanks to a specific fascist political party that recently attempted to take over the government... we don't matter to the government either. We have no rights, and we will absolutely never receive them.
    I keep saying, you can't both make life unbearable, and make suicide illegal. Pick one and only one.

  • Stephanie Schutz

    Stephanie Schutz

    10 ժամ առաջ

    Nothing about the winter storm that took out our power and water in Texas? It was last week.

  • surlykaratemonkey


    10 ժամ առաջ

    9:50 is it me or does that poultry CEO look like a chicken?

  • Andrea Lopez Arguello

    Andrea Lopez Arguello

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    Maybe serial killers really just come from tyson factories

  • TenaciousE03


    10 ժամ առաջ

    All I ask is for one episode ONE EPISODE without a joke about animals having sex

  • robotron17


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    *Public Health England:* "All deaths with a positive specimen (including at post-mortem) are counted *REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF DEATH!"*

  • Matt Logue

    Matt Logue

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    I was wondering where he got photos of that animal porn.

  • Muskiet


    10 ժամ առաջ

    Every time John Oliver says "What can we do here?" I hear "What will never be done?".
    Seriously, so many of these kind of stories, but never anything fixed afterwards.

  • Frank Fields

    Frank Fields

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    Would that be slave labor?

  • newdude50


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    Welcome to the United Corporate States of America.

  • Juqual78


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    This kind shit of stuff was all the reason I needed to go stop eating meat.

  • TheChosen


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    If you are into lying, cheating, bitterness, keeping malice, pride, manifesting anger, quarrelling, unforgiving, hatred, envy, contention, strife, bitterness, cursing, speaking evil of others, taking or giving bribe, selfishness, deception, kidnapping, smuggling, falsification of documents, swearing, extortion and other sinful character dispositions, you must repent (Colossians 3:5-9; Romans 1:29-32; Proverbs 6:16-19).
    Such evil and wicked character will hinder the manifestation of God’s abundant blessings upon your life. If you are into lust, masturbation, fornication, adultery, prostitution (private or public), patronizing prostitutes, abortion, lesbianism, homosexuality, bestiality, watching pornography (I Corinthians 6:9-10), immoral thoughts or any act of immorality, you need to repent (Galatians 5:19-21; Mathew 5:28; Mark 7:21-23). Jesus loves you and wants to save you.
    Are you into idolatry? Are you into cultism, whether open or secret cult? Do you practice witchcraft or Yoga? Do you smoke cigarette or cannabis? Do you sell them or offer them to people? Do you smoke or sniff hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, captain black, hashish or other banned drugs or snuff? Are you lusting - lusting after men or women, covetous, alcohol drinking (proverbs 31:4-6)? You must repent, stop them and give your life to Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
    Are you into marry and divorce? Then you are a sinner. Are you married to more than one person? Repent!! Marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is for better and for worse until death separates (Matthew 19:3-6). ‘Wherefore they are no more two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together let no man put asunder (separate)’. Cheating on your wife or husband is sin. Proverbs 28: 13 says, ‘‘He that covers his sins shall not prosper...You must repent of them, confess and forsake them (1 John 1:9).
    Are you into worldliness? Don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? (James 4:4; II John2:15-17). So, you must stop bleaching your body or painting your mouth, eyes, hands and legs or fixing attachments, weave-on, earrings (Genesis 35:2-4), bangles, chains and frying or perming your hair. Tattooing your body is satanic. Are you one of those that put on nude dresses, short skirts, transparent dresses to seduce men or women (a Seducer or a Promoter of lust is a Sinner – Mathew 5:28)
    Perhaps you wear trousers as a woman? (Read Deuteronomy 22:5), that is an abomination (Revelation 21:8, 27). Therefore, make up your mind, repent and give your life to Jesus Christ. Are you spoilt? Jeremiah 4:30 says, ‘‘And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee. They will seek thy life’’. (2 Kings 9:30; Hosea 2:13; Exodus 33:1-6)
    A Christian is not a Sinner and a Sinner is not a Christian (I John 3:9). If you must be a blessed child of God, then you must repent of your sins and give your life to Jesus Christ. If you believe Jesus Christ today, righteousness of God will come into your life and abundant life will be your portion (1 John 11-12). If you neglect this call to repentance and salvation and die, you will not escape fire of Hell (Hebrews 2:3). It is foolishness and sin to say or think that there is no God (Psalm 14:1; 9:17). Luke 13:3, Jesus said, ‘I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish’. Cut off every besetting sin (Hebrew 12:1-2; Mark 9:43-48).
    If you have decided now (2 Corinthians 6:2) to give your life to Jesus Christ and to forsake your sinful lifestyle, please say this prayer:
    Almighty God, I come unto you in the name of Jesus. Father I confess that I am a sinner. All my sins I confess to you.
    I am very sorry for all my sins (mention those you can remember). Lord I promise you that from today I will never continue in them anymore. I believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again on the third day for my justification.
    Almighty God, use the blood of Jesus to wash my sins away. Lord Jesus, come into my heart, be my Lord and personal Saviour. I surrender my life to you. Cancel my name from the books of death and write it in the book of life. Give me power to sin no more. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!!

  • expandranon


    11 ժամ առաջ

    Conditions in meat processing facilities are so bad that somebody even wrote a book called 'The Jungle' about how bad it is in there. Hopefully more people will read it and something will finally be done about that.

  • Barry Egan

    Barry Egan

    11 ժամ առաջ

    Grow your own food

  • Michael


    11 ժամ առաջ

    i never thought of that the usa is such a shithole. srsly works dont have workers rights and they call it freedom and everything else communism. cant unterstand how brainwashed these citizens are

  • Dave Cummings

    Dave Cummings

    11 ժամ առաջ

    So, the woke dream is to provide free food for everyone while shutting down food production? Got it.

  • Sabrina Rosario

    Sabrina Rosario

    12 ժամ առաջ

    Meatpacking industries and Amazon must have gone to the same seminars.

  • Mark Mcalpine

    Mark Mcalpine

    12 ժամ առաջ

    #1 should b safety. I don't believe in unions but cases like this prove that they are needed. Basics in life. do unto others as u want done onto u. Money doesn't make a company successful ur employees do, the money will follow

  • Rebecca Ranger

    Rebecca Ranger

    12 ժամ առաջ

    This is what "Right to Work" gets you. Nothing good.

  • Tom


    12 ժամ առաջ

    this was not a great video to watch during dinner

  • UnclaimedGnat


    12 ժամ առաջ

    How can a consumer stop supporting these companies?
    I know becoming vegan/vegetarian is the ultimate goal but for those that still prefer to eat meat. How can someone purchase ethically made meat and ethical work practices in their meat purchases.

  • Gray


    12 ժամ առաջ

    Shame on those places

  • Italiana 626

    Italiana 626

    13 ժամ առաջ

    Another of the many great reasons to stop eating meat.

  • TwentySidedDyeCrapShoot


    13 ժամ առաջ

    automate and replace all of them... problem solved

  • Pepe LeFrog

    Pepe LeFrog

    13 ժամ առաջ

    Corporate office employees get pampered like fragile children while the dregs suffer in the plants. It's universal. Everything is fake and gay. It's always about appearances.

  • Atlaskor


    13 ժամ առաջ

    That intro vid there KILLED me... That was good! It's bananas that you can teach us more than our own damn media. Sub +1

  • Weiwulah


    13 ժամ առաջ

    You know, I think Congress and Senate should screen Last Week Tonight episodes before every session. Probably the most meaningful 30 min of their lives.

  • inthso


    13 ժամ առաջ

    Well, I'm not an admirer of Perdue's business practices, but I somewhat admire he's a Monty Python fan.

  • AI A229

    AI A229

    13 ժամ առաջ

    Land of the free!

  • US


    13 ժամ առաջ

    Man, the USA is so fucked in a lot oft ways.

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    Gah Tang

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    13 ժամ առաջ

    No. 4 in assets is my dog

  • Ëë Mage

    Ëë Mage

    14 ժամ առաջ

    Ask any republican and they will tell you corporate regulation is a bad idea.

  • Joep Ewald

    Joep Ewald

    14 ժամ առաջ

    This is basically the reason why the EU doesn't want to sell American meat to its population. Get your shit together America!

  • m gee

    m gee

    14 ժամ առաջ

    John is not funny anymore..maybe he never was. He is the same as Hollywood, NBA, NFL.......Obsolete

  • Gloria A

    Gloria A

    15 ժամ առաջ

    Quite a commentary when it is our comedians who best point out the abuses in our work places! Let’s keep at this until there are laws which force action!

  • Alabama Liberal

    Alabama Liberal

    15 ժամ առաջ

    Oliver doesn't specifically name Northeast Alabama, but he might as well...My home county's biggest industry was chicken plants. They were miserable places to work, treated workers like dirt, they kept better paying jobs and opportunities out, and pollute the environment more than you'd think. Honestly, if your town can get ANY other jobs, you should do so.

  • One Drop Mtg

    One Drop Mtg

    15 ժամ առաջ

    You should do something on manufacturing in general. Many manufacturing companies push their employees to ridiculous degrees. Or like you covered around 13:00 the divide between treatment of white collar and blue collar workers.

  • Jbrownjetmech -

    Jbrownjetmech -

    15 ժամ առաջ

    That's the first commercial I've seen in years.

  • Raphael G

    Raphael G

    16 ժամ առաջ

    We decide with what we buy what happens in this world. Think before you spend a cent to the wrong guys... Buy local, organic etc

  • Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

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  • Pablo Tassinari

    Pablo Tassinari

    16 ժամ առաջ

    instead of taking out linconl statues, the people should close this companies!

  • Storm Vatican

    Storm Vatican

    17 ժամ առաջ

    Cheongju District Public Prosecutors' Office
    S. Korean Prosecutor, I am the one who traveled abroad a lot and who had been suffering from depression 4 years ago due to my family's abuse and violence, and who were forcibly held by mob of the prosecutor's office with a small amount of MDA's income for treatment, had extreme depression and almost committed suicide. This is Lee Mi-jin, who was spied for revealing corrupt politician to the world.
    Can I ask a few questions?
    I haven't been in Korea for more than 20 years, and I have been traveling around the world on my own, meeting meditation teachers from many countries, meeting stewardships from many countries, and passing on the knowledge and experiences I have acquired to people all over the world.
    Do you still agree I have to pay $11,000 fine?
    Did you seize my computer for that small amount MDMA and spy all my personal data?
    And Why did you spy me? Do you know how many months have suffered from schizophrenia because of trauma since then?
    Did you know that my family, relatives, friends and colleagues have been branded as criminals and as criminals on my lifetime social security records? Did you have to listen to my private life by dressing up my best friend in elementary school as a coffee shop employee, and dressing up my 20 years old best friend as a spy at a yoga academy and at a bar?
    When I was threatened by teach the dharma and meditation in a Christian country in Brazil, I visited s.Korea again after 10 years, and went to the Taebaek mountain temple to ask for help in a place to meditate. But you trash me just because you believe women can not be enlighten?
    And the prosecutor had to dress up as a house buyer for spying me a flat? where I meditate for 3 month in silence. Did you came in my room and checked what I eat? What do I read? What I have that small flat?

  • Robb's Homemade Life

    Robb's Homemade Life

    17 ժամ առաջ

    In the 1970s, the meatpackers had the highest-paid factory jobs in America. The jobs were brutal, but unionized and mostly white blue collar workers. The companies moved the companies south and hired nonunion. They they bagan hiring immigrant workers at even lower pay. then they began hiring illegal immigrants at even lower pay. Then they donated to elected officials to create a visa worker just for them to hire more immigrants at even lower pay. people who say we need immigrants to do these terrible jobs are just pushing an open border corporate globalist narrative that destroys wages and job opportunities for American workers who used to do all of these jobs when they were not paid slave wages. Oliver always pretends he is sticking it to the man. When it comes to immigration he is the man.

  • darkeyez


    17 ժամ առաջ

    That commercial reminds me of an episode of The State on MTV. The "Snuggles" skit

  • Miss Pat Van Driver Lady

    Miss Pat Van Driver Lady

    17 ժամ առաջ

    But whisper that you might try to improve conditions and you are clearly a communist driving American jobs overseas... Well, maybe these jobs need to be driven overseas. I bet they can't in all cases, though, and they could actually be forced to make this safer, but then, oh no, meat prices would go up! Perish the thought! We might have to eat less meat!!! 😱

  • Not Sure

    Not Sure

    17 ժամ առաջ

    Anyone else prefer him in the void? he gets to the point... not as many stupid prop jokes... and no laugh track from the audience or forced laugh que's.

  • Charlee Pinkard

    Charlee Pinkard

    17 ժամ առաջ

    When will we address the issue of why production lines are experiencing high volumes? Do we ignore our increasingly unsustainable demand for meat?

  • Salvatore UR

    Salvatore UR

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