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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  • Jon Public
    Jon Public小时 前

    Only the oligarchs will be able to eat real meat. The rest of us will eat processed soldier fly protein (maggots) or estrogen-saturated "Impossible Burgers" to neuter us. Welcome to the Reset.

  • B b
    B b小时 前

    All because of illegals

  • Cyrus Wu
    Cyrus Wu2 小时 前

    costco should kick tyson products

  • pevitzachast
    pevitzachast2 小时 前

    Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

  • davidveale24
    davidveale242 小时 前

    wow what a third world country

  • Zachary Andrew
    Zachary Andrew3 小时 前

    I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

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  • Marina and The Devil
    Marina and The Devil4 小时 前

    Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

  • texxx outlaw
    texxx outlaw4 小时 前

    if anyone really cared they would just stop buying chicken. oh yeah you cant your eating that same chicken right no as you read this comment all greasy handed and shit.

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    2 小时 前

    The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  • tbailey264
    tbailey2644 小时 前

    Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    2 小时 前


  • Lauren Pau
    Lauren Pau4 小时 前

    The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!

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  • Matt M
    Matt M6 小时 前

    Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

  • Naphtali Musnyama
    Naphtali Musnyama6 小时 前

    ...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄

  • Hellion Shark
    Hellion Shark8 小时 前

    The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...

  • Maloy7800
    Maloy78008 小时 前

    Dear Mr.Oliver. I have a favor to ask. I understand that in order to be popular in the "great" Britain and "the colonies" you need to dilute serious conversation by adding unfunny jokes every 30 seconds (yes, go ahead, viewers, CHECK). Unfortunately, I have come to like your videos, but, fortunately, I'm neither a brit nor a yank (neither are you, they WILL hang you by the neck one day). Is there any chance you could add a special montage of your videos WITHOUT those every-30-seconds stupid jokes, for people from countries where intellect is not considered a symptom of communist satanism? Thank you.

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  • Alium Cepa
    Alium Cepa9 小时 前

    just like, close the usa down at this point

  • Dave lon
    Dave lon9 小时 前

    I'm sorry, did he say that the weapon that killed an unarmed underaged was up for auction? Flag that auction for fktards will apply.

  • Ryan Karl
    Ryan Karl12 小时 前

    Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.

  • J Lafo
    J Lafo12 小时 前

    Sad that this is everywhere. Got a serious neck injury from a machine at a warehouse and was forced to sign a release to get back to work. At barely a living wage... I couldn't afford the time off so signed away my rights to keep a roof over my head. At another warehouse different company, while assembling cheap bbq grills the drill slipped (cheap alloy screw bent/broke) and went right through my hand. Scrubbed out the debris, band aids on both sides since it went straight through, took a day off to keep injury minimally clean but if I went to a doc seeking relief I would be released. For this one I took the loss and saw the doc. Both injuries have come back in bad ways but what am I to do? Keep your head down and keep working if you want a paycheck. I can't afford more medical bills that I can't pay off in this lifetime. This is everywhere. Corporations have taken too much.

  • dondoron
    dondoron13 小时 前

    The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  • mizzury54
    mizzury5414 小时 前

    So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.

  • PB & J

    PB & J

    7 小时 前

    No, probably not, born and raised in Wa State, and my son worked, for a beef packing plant. He said that is exactly how it is. I am so glad he doesnt work there anymore.

  • Alison Loy
    Alison Loy14 小时 前

    There was a great reason why we didn't allow industry monopolies. Our politicians and their pets are factory farming animals, workers and NOW OUR ELDERS!

  • Bertrand Zerpersande
    Bertrand Zerpersande16 小时 前

    I don’t see anything wrong with betting on a number. The lottery does it. Sports bets involve two numbers. As long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number, other than ‘downward as much as possible’, what’s the big deal? Not giving adequate breaks? THERE’S your problem!

  • Bertrand Zerpersande

    Bertrand Zerpersande

    6 小时 前

    @PB & J Nope, making a wager on a number, a number which is not going to change due to the bet having been made, hurts no one. Except the feelings of overly sensitive wushes.

  • PB & J

    PB & J

    7 小时 前

    If you dont see that placing bets, on what workers will get the deadly panademic, due to the work environment the ones who are beating created.......then there is no hope, for you......I really hope your comment was facetious

  • ShadoeLandman
    ShadoeLandman17 小时 前

    Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

  • 2Stonefly
    2Stonefly17 小时 前

    12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .

  • 2Stonefly
    2Stonefly17 小时 前

    My Mom, at 16 year old, worked in a chicken processing factory back in the 1960's. To this day, she still hates eating chicken.

  • Justin Hopkins
    Justin Hopkins18 小时 前

    We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

  • Jimmy Webb
    Jimmy Webb19 小时 前

    I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.

  • Harpastan Man
    Harpastan Man20 小时 前

    Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy fucks.

  • Bellesativa
    Bellesativa20 小时 前

    Going Keto, you eat more meat fat which is more filling, less lean meat, less processed meat, spend less money on meat so you can afford to buy organic meats from local ranchers you know and trust, and lose weight without going hungry.

  • Dean Pruitt
    Dean Pruitt20 小时 前

    No one wants to talk about how there’s only enough beef to supply 60% of what we’re eating there’s not enough beef on this planet to support the United States so 40% of your burger is a protein substance filler what is the filler do you know McDonald’s has their scientists who genetically make their meat taste good and add flavor they admit this what’s the flavor human DNA cow do you neither growing proteins Slery but from who and from what

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  • Hazel
    Hazel21 小时 前

    Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.

  • Lisa Johnson

    Lisa Johnson

    15 小时 前


  • Rikki Slonce
    Rikki Slonce21 小时 前

    It's stuff like this that makes me feel ashamed to be called an American. I really hope I die in another country so I don't have to make my family visit America to see me.

  • dirtbag1713
    dirtbag171321 小时 前

    Sad thing is this is how it goes at any company with divided corporate and physical labor. Send the desk jockeys on 10 vacations a year while the people on the line can't take 1 sick day.

  • Liberty Springs
    Liberty Springs22 小时 前

    Well, still better than factories in China🤷

  • Over Toasted
    Over Toasted22 小时 前

    Simple: stop eating meat.

  • Sina Roughani
    Sina Roughani22 小时 前

    So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?

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  • Stragos Slizenberg
    Stragos Slizenberg22 小时 前

    I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver

  • Bryan Torresdey
    Bryan Torresdey23 小时 前

    Just Go Vegan

  • Dimitar Dimitrov
    Dimitar Dimitrov23 小时 前

    No context given on the number of employees at the factories. How do we know the % of employees contracting the & dying from the virus is more than the average for the state/country? It's numbers taken out of context.

  • Dimitar Dimitrov

    Dimitar Dimitrov

    14 小时 前

    @Vaya Notaro but that's how he framed it. I want to make that conclusion on my own. I'm not saying the video is a scam, just that it could be presented a bit more independent manner

  • Vaya Notaro

    Vaya Notaro

    17 小时 前

    well I feel like the fact that they're all in close proximity to each other, with no bathroom breaks, and what seems like an already unhygienic workplace- could result to something over the national average

  • Kaiannanthi
    Kaiannanthi23 小时 前

    These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.

  • Smunstu Stinkymonster
    Smunstu Stinkymonster23 小时 前

    It occurs to me that America is self-destructing... we need to spend money to solve problems but trust in the government is so low we dont really feel confident trusting them with the money.

  • Teresa Kusic
    Teresa Kusic23 小时 前

    The fuck happened to Teddy Roosevelt's laws for worker safety and such in the meat packing industry. It was bad then too. He reformed laws and created laws because body parts and such were found in meat packages etc. He did this after reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.. The fuck happened?

  • Helixdragon
    Helixdragon23 小时 前

    Chinees company's own some of these?

  • ak0e
    ak0e天 前

    It's sad that America's meat is owned by China and Brazil..

  • Anduin
    Anduin天 前

    Friendly reminder that every single problem John listed in this video is caused by metastasized capitalism.

  • buffalo bill
    buffalo bill天 前

    John Oliver a twat

  • Carole Trapp
    Carole Trapp天 前

    It does not surprise me and yet the poor earning repub thinks this is fine. If people, who can, would quit voting for corporation control this could be stopped.

  • Damian Allen
    Damian Allen天 前

    Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.

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  • Mr Random
    Mr Random天 前

    Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.

  • Lady Luna Grimm
    Lady Luna Grimm天 前

    I refuse to buy Tyson anything its gross!! PERIOD.

  • DeRosset Myers
    DeRosset Myers天 前

    It's a little hard for me to feel sorry for people who work in animal agriculture, but something really needs to be done about the higher-ups who treat their floor workers so disposably. Shutting slaughterhouses and meat packing plants down and forcing their owners to change industries sounds like a good place to start.

  • Celina Skailand
    Celina Skailand天 前

    When they don’t care about the lives and well-being of animals, why would they care about the well-being of humans?

  • Mojo Joji
    Mojo Joji天 前

    I had to work with a broken hand....I’m a security guard...

  • Erik Schminke
    Erik Schminke天 前

    JBS's * REVENUE* was 50 Billion... revenue is not profit Their profit was roughly .2% of their revenue

  • alex aruba
    alex aruba天 前

    I think the true problem I'm America is most people rely on other people to survive. This is why I moved to a bigger property with the main purpose to homestead. Growing and raising your own food is something 99% of people don't want to do. Give a man a fish and they eat for one day teach them how to fish and they can eat forever. Stop blaming others for issues we can solve by not purchasing corporate products.

  • Botto Jonsey
    Botto Jonsey天 前

    John knows about meat packing

  • Dr. Simple Beauty 300
    Dr. Simple Beauty 300天 前

    That Zimmerman auctioning the gun story is more disgusting than the man peeing on the floor.

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  • Thomas Remme
    Thomas Remme天 前

    Yet another episode of OMFG I am so glad I don't live in the US... *sigh*

  • Zachary Lindahl
    Zachary Lindahl天 前

    Yay capitalism 🚩

  • TTS S
    TTS S天 前

    What is this man talking about? He missed his meds for weeks, it appears...

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  • Yuca Fries
    Yuca Fries天 前

    When did John Oliver become unfunny

  • Tierra Petersen
    Tierra Petersen天 前

    The meatpacking industry sounds horrible, but it's not just the meatpacking industry. It's corporate. I've had jobs where is we were busy there were no breaks. I got written up for going to the bathroom twice, while customers were waiting. I've seen people get fired because they got an injury. But I'm pretty sure the meatpackers have it worse since they are being taken advantage of if they are immigrants. But anyone that's ever worked a line knows you can't leave to piss, so it really is not surprising to me that people would were diapers, no joke, I've thought about it. People are being treated like machines in every low-level corporate job and people are treated as disposable, especially in rural places where work is hard to find.

  • Ja Ja DingDong
    Ja Ja DingDong天 前

    This show has really gone down hill

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  • Israfel El elyon
    Israfel El elyon天 前

    Treat me like a vibrator

  • jocodabest
    jocodabest天 前

    Go vegan.

  • ChopStickSoSushi
    ChopStickSoSushi天 前

    Wow I've grown up with the understanding that Oshia was basicly the Law and even misleading an investigator would get your company fined or shut down

  • Follow the white rabbit
    Follow the white rabbit天 前

    But tbh, stop buying a chicken for a few dollars. What do you expect... I cant even raise a egg to a hatchling for the price you pay for a full chicken,

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  • MvD
    MvD天 前

    I've read about a foot down the list of comments; so far, no mention of meatless Mondays. We live in Pottersville (It's a Wonderful Life) and a grubby bunch of "garlic eaters" the lot of us. Capitalists depend on a docile, easily-duped populace devoid of any capacity or desire to act rationally. George Bush the afterthought confirmed this serf-building sentiment in his first State of the Union address: "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed." Notice he specifically doesn't say the way YOU want it to be enjoyed, which reasonably might be expected to be with a lot less meat.

  • John Schmidt
    John Schmidt天 前

    We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”

  • Sshh Quiet
    Sshh Quiet天 前

    It sounds like slave labor. What is needed perhaps is a revision to the Emancipation Proclamation and Append Amendments to it that state things like 1) minimum wage PLUS danger money to at least $20 per hour; 2) Workplace safety standards and breaks consistent with a civilized industrial country like the U.S.; and 3) To get rid of shambolic contractual sign-offs that essentially destroy your health, block your legal rights to compensation and even death benefits; and essentially create a violently hostile dangerous workplace environment.

  • Roy Rogers
    Roy Rogers天 前

    The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line

  • Aden Anthony
    Aden Anthony天 前

    I am friends with related to many plant workers. Oil companies are just as bad. in no way does the plant give a fuck about anybody there, they have had covid shut downs and lockdowns, people getting covid all the fuckin time it's ridiculous.

  • hinsonian
    hinsonian天 前

    there's a book called Slaughterhouse, 2006, that covers all this. PLEASE READ. Not new, need new laws to protect people AND ANINALS. Torture is a crime

  • Logan Ahern
    Logan Ahern天 前

    Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story

  • Kfroguar
    Kfroguar天 前

    I'm sorry but I am still so confused about what a violent gerbil attack has to do with TV dinners. I legitimately do not understand the connection they're trying to make

  • SilverXT
    SilverXT天 前

    @LastWeekTonight I need a clean version so I can show this to my students! We're learning about the industrial revolution and they need to see this! but robot fucking a soup.. can't show that.. :'(

  • Vaya Notaro

    Vaya Notaro

    17 小时 前

    Skip ahead on those parts

  • DJ I Love Music
    DJ I Love Music天 前

    Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show

  • hawaiisunfun
    hawaiisunfun天 前

    go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers

  • Carlos Spicyweiner
    Carlos Spicyweiner天 前

    How can people not see that capitalism is beyond disgusting now? ... it's putrid.

  • Mindset Club
    Mindset Club天 前

    That's why folks change your mindset and change your goals in life. Nobody deserves to undergo these kind of work enveironment that is modern day slavery. Fall down 7 times but stand up 8..

  • Mindset Club
    Mindset Club天 前

    Makes you wonder who is better off the chickens or the employees?

  • Pete Hay
    Pete Hay天 前

    just another bullshit hit piece attacking the meat industry paid for by PETA....

  • Jen Gilbert
    Jen Gilbert天 前

    Processing 35+ chickens per min seems like an excellent way to spread antibiotic resistant campylobacter

  • WingsWithFeet
    WingsWithFeet天 前

    How about more unions instead of more regulations. Regulations are needed and useful, but don't be surprised when the OSHA can't properly protect workers, the government will always lean towards the interests of companies. We need to empower the workers!!!

  • Jeffrey Butts
    Jeffrey Butts天 前

    This guy probably eats meat. Go vegan to take some personal responsibility.

  • Vaya Notaro

    Vaya Notaro

    17 小时 前

    your last name is butts