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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  1. Jennifer Webb

    Jennifer Webb

    16 minuta më parë

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

  2. Kevin Dueck

    Kevin Dueck

    44 minuta më parë

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

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    Jose DeLosAngeles

    51 minutë më parë

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  4. Hidden


    53 minuta më parë

    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.

  5. mochabear


    Orë më parë

    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

  6. Daniel Wootan

    Daniel Wootan

    Orë më parë

    Would love to see Tucker Carlson respond to this episode.

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  9. Mocking Spongebob

    Mocking Spongebob

    2 orë më parë

    I must be packing, the way I got this meat

  10. Zarkin Dagnasty

    Zarkin Dagnasty

    2 orë më parë

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

  11. leaf16nut


    2 orë më parë

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

  12. Michael Sanchez

    Michael Sanchez

    2 orë më parë

    13:48 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  13. yeshiwork gashu

    yeshiwork gashu

    2 orë më parë

    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

  14. John McLachlan

    John McLachlan

    2 orë më parë

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

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    2 orë më parë

    Why do you dub instead of subtitle?

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    2 orë më parë

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    2 orë më parë

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  21. Aser Mpoyi

    Aser Mpoyi

    4 orë më parë

    Great work John

  22. Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

    Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

    4 orë më parë

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

  23. MomChemist


    4 orë më parë

    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,.

  24. Martha Salomaa

    Martha Salomaa

    4 orë më parë

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

  25. Lonnie Born

    Lonnie Born

    4 orë më parë

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

  26. whenifeellow


    4 orë më parë

    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.

  27. David Hammons

    David Hammons

    5 orë më parë

    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.

  28. MforMovesets


    5 orë më parë

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

  29. David Hammons

    David Hammons

    5 orë më parë

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

  30. goodgamegabi


    5 orë më parë

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

  31. NecrontierLord


    5 orë më parë

    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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    William Jones

    5 orë më parë

    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.

  34. BlueNeuro


    5 orë më parë

    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.

  35. Corby Cobb

    Corby Cobb

    6 orë më parë

    How did you not mention "The Jungle"?

  36. plump21


    6 orë më parë

    Kill capitalism before it kills us all.

  37. Maximilian Weiss

    Maximilian Weiss

    7 orë më parë

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

  38. Flint Ironstag

    Flint Ironstag

    7 orë më parë

    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.

  39. Francis Yawson

    Francis Yawson

    7 orë më parë

    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.

    • Don'tSpikeMyDrink


      5 orë më parë

      lol no

  40. Lance Ross

    Lance Ross

    7 orë më parë

    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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    7 orë më parë

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  42. Peter A

    Peter A

    7 orë më parë

    Same corona problems at the meat industry in Europe.

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    7 orë më parë

    He would know a lot about packing meat his boyfriend said.

  45. 4lottisintellect


    8 orë më parë

    So sad and infuriating. Gonna start buying organic only. Thanks John.

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  53. Russel Chiodo

    Russel Chiodo

    8 orë më parë

    A lot of people never worked a job alongside people who got life altering injuries and were then intimidated and dominated by an employer colluding with the healthcare provider ... and it shows.

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  55. Mean Dad

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    8 orë më parë

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  57. Fernando Takeshi Sato

    Fernando Takeshi Sato

    9 orë më parë

    Problem: caused by heavy regulation and lobbying Solution: more regulations! Rinse and repeat.

  58. Lisa Shadowprinces

    Lisa Shadowprinces

    9 orë më parë

    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 ...

  59. Gene Stewart

    Gene Stewart

    9 orë më parë

    Capitalism. America. the GOP. Add them up you get DEATH.

  60. the Merc

    the Merc

    10 orë më parë

    Wow.. this show is doing God's work.

  61. SkatingErinsMom


    10 orë më parë

    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!

  62. matenzo


    10 orë më parë

    Kind of assumed this sort of thing would be mostly automated by now. I guess I kind of expected it to be like in a 90s cartoon, a long automated cutup line with a bunch of giant hammers and sawblades coming outta nowhere (I am that dumb yes).

  63. Jaques Studly

    Jaques Studly

    10 orë më parë

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  64. stefanc7


    10 orë më parë

    Good suggestions AND you can also simply stop eating animals.

  65. Raymond Kidwell

    Raymond Kidwell

    10 orë më parë

    Real news instead of just talking about politics. I appreciate it.

  66. M D

    M D

    11 orë më parë

    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.

  67. niduoe stre

    niduoe stre

    11 orë më parë

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

  68. Okay VII

    Okay VII

    11 orë më parë

    and i was thinking europe was a bad place to live in people in china have better working conditions then the USA has to offer

  69. Brian K

    Brian K

    12 orë më parë

    Go vegan

  70. Naveen Silva

    Naveen Silva

    12 orë më parë

    I find the show pretty informative and enjoy watching it, but the jokes and analogies need a lot of work...

    • niduoe stre

      niduoe stre

      11 orë më parë

      When a product is free, you are the product When a product is cheap, someone else is paying. In suffering

  71. Zena AL

    Zena AL

    12 orë më parë

    Will anything ever change ? I honestly don't think so

  72. Psyche Desiree Een Castillo

    Psyche Desiree Een Castillo

    12 orë më parë

    The people near the top of the hierarchy can sometimes be the most worthless and corrupt. The workers who actually do the work are treated inhumanely- just because they are deemed "replaceable" with other vulnerable people. F'*** this world.

  73. GRiZfam 303

    GRiZfam 303

    12 orë më parë

    Is this episode about the backstreet boys reunion tour?

  74. Madman Asa

    Madman Asa

    12 orë më parë

    This is a rare case where it is justified to like or dislike this video equally Because the truth is excruciatingly painful. 16:09 is an absolute tragedy unlike nearly anything I've ever heard, and we have heard a lot.

  75. Vermicious Knid

    Vermicious Knid

    12 orë më parë

    Wow, talk about timely... I was just offered a job at a local chicken processing plant as an occupational nurse. I can understand the frustration of the employees thinking we really can't do anything to help them and they are correct. All we are legally allowed to do is basic first aid (bandaids and Tylenol) and refer them to the weekly on-site doctor for chronic conditions. Obviously if there is an urgent situation we are the first ones to respond and have to call 911. I would also be in charge of worker's comp claims, being told that I have to "weed out the fakers since no one really wants to do this job." Yeah, no shit. It's cold, wet, and they are constantly covered in chicken parts. Plus I got that casual racism vibe that's unfortunately very common down here in the deep South, as most of the workers are either minorities and ex-cons. Definitely a lot to consider before I accept the offer.

  76. LANgamer


    13 orë më parë

    Hey come to Finland, we got some work for u!

  77. girzwald3


    13 orë më parë

    Dear John, Stop writing your own jokes. -Everyone

  78. Guillaume Paré

    Guillaume Paré

    14 orë më parë

    «Perdu » is « lost » in french. So we can say Jim is LOST.

  79. Innova


    14 orë më parë

    All of the likes are fake.

  80. James Handson

    James Handson

    14 orë më parë

    I used to work at pilgrims pride. So this one hits home. They have paperwork that tells you what each of your limbs are worth to the company and how much you will get off you accidentally lose one.

  81. Jamtron


    15 orë më parë

    I thought the gerbil was drinking milk that had too many artificial growth hormones in it and that’s why it was big and strong. Great first pass. Let’s make that clear in the second cut please!

  82. AggieToday


    15 orë më parë

    This is literary the sort of thing that keeps me up at night

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  84. Star


    15 orë më parë

    Remember, the solution isnt to go fucking vegan. The solution is voting for people that care about unions and worker's rights

    • Star


      2 orë më parë

      @Love Love But your individual footprint is a drop compared to ANY factory, don't get swept up in the "its actually ALL our fault" propaganda from the fossil fuel industry

    • Love Love

      Love Love

      11 orë më parë

      Going vegan/reducing meat is good for the environment. It reduces your carbon footprint.

  85. Star


    15 orë më parë

    When a product is free, you are the product When a product is cheap, someone else is paying. In suffering

  86. bob lupo

    bob lupo

    15 orë më parë

    Good show.. but when I watched the birds get butchered, I gagged in front of my child...

  87. dandycliff2


    15 orë më parë

    Meatpackers are only going to get fucked over again when the next pandemic comes thanks to human's evil treatment of animals and evil companies.

  88. Андрей Пушкарь

    Андрей Пушкарь

    16 orë më parë

  89. D Molina

    D Molina

    16 orë më parë

    BOICOT MEAT ALREADY What more proof do you need? Torture, animal rights, social rights, illegality, deforestation, climate change...

  90. lorenzo donadio

    lorenzo donadio

    16 orë më parë

    Let's boycott these companies by just reducing our meat intake while also helping the environment, win win situation!

  91. Victor Ch

    Victor Ch

    16 orë më parë

    Lol 😂

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