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. HaploidCell
    3 minuuttia sitten

    This sounds exactly like the Tönnies meatpacking facility outbreak in Germany. Migrant workers who lived in company-provided housing on the premises got sick by the hundreds. It was thus the company's fault that they could not socially distance at work OR in private because those "accomodations" look like converted shipping containers with a bunch of bunk beds in them.

  2. Tomas Pils
    Tomas Pils
    11 minuuttia sitten

    america is just bad country

  3. Jobe 420
    Jobe 420
    Tunti sitten

    The more we watch this. It not like no one gonna report this. Money first employees last... Thats pfg they make up their own rules

  4. weerwolfproductions
    Tunti sitten

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  6. Manish Rawat
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    2 tuntia sitten

    "Meditation is great for clearing your mind. You just have to sit still, focus on your breath and try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that'll one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appallingly your company treats workers in these factories." Classic JO.

  7. Marshall1816
    2 tuntia sitten

    >.> You crying for this? Seriously?! Protecting the Worker! NO!! Communism! Bring Social Health Care no! COMMUNISM! Protection the Homeless! NO COMMUNISM! Defending Human Diginity by losing his JOB NO!! Communism! I am living in Europe even! I Accept the Mix of Social and Capitalism and i work in better condition then American Africa standarts! I dont feel no Pity since the Cold War the west has nothing Learn! even Russia Protect their Workers since the Communist Downfall!

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  9. Matt Viviani
    Matt Viviani
    3 tuntia sitten

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

  10. christian schulz
    christian schulz
    3 tuntia sitten

    Why dont you talk about the kids in cages under joe biden ?

  11. 198link
    3 tuntia sitten

    Its the 1906 the jungle all over again. Aim for the heart of the people but hit them in their stomach.

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  13. Cetti
    3 tuntia sitten

    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!

  14. jack firmin
    jack firmin
    4 tuntia sitten

    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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  16. BrandonComedicSoup
    4 tuntia sitten

    Nothing you can do just continue eating chicken and meats Hod said our food supply won’t run out animal will continue to multiply

  17. Hans Spiegl
    Hans Spiegl
    4 tuntia sitten

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

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  19. iDrinkJ4ck
    4 tuntia sitten

    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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  21. SiiNz
    4 tuntia sitten

    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

  22. Ferc Polo
    Ferc Polo
    5 tuntia sitten

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

  23. Mary Jane
    Mary Jane
    5 tuntia sitten

    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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  26. Voracle
    5 tuntia sitten

    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?

  27. Martin Tirpák
    Martin Tirpák
    6 tuntia sitten

    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?)

  28. Kahrenheit
    6 tuntia sitten

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

  29. Zobeth C
    Zobeth C
    6 tuntia sitten

    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.

  30. Jennifer Webb
    Jennifer Webb
    6 tuntia sitten

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

  31. Kevin Dueck
    Kevin Dueck
    7 tuntia sitten

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

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    7 tuntia sitten

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  33. Hidden
    7 tuntia sitten

    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.

  34. mochabear
    8 tuntia sitten

    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

  35. Daniel Wootan
    Daniel Wootan
    8 tuntia sitten

    Would love to see Tucker Carlson respond to this episode.

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  38. Mocking Spongebob
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    8 tuntia sitten

    I must be packing, the way I got this meat

  39. Zarkin Dagnasty
    Zarkin Dagnasty
    8 tuntia sitten

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

  40. leaf16nut
    8 tuntia sitten

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

  41. Michael Sanchez
    Michael Sanchez
    8 tuntia sitten

    13:48 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  42. yeshiwork gashu
    yeshiwork gashu
    8 tuntia sitten

    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

  43. John McLachlan
    John McLachlan
    9 tuntia sitten

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

  44. 117yessir
    9 tuntia sitten

    Why do you dub instead of subtitle?

  45. 4tech69
    9 tuntia sitten

    America is a hell scape.

  46. LilM0istCak3
    9 tuntia sitten

    Thank you. I was waiting for this one

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  50. Aser Mpoyi
    Aser Mpoyi
    10 tuntia sitten

    Great work John

  51. Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff
    Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff
    10 tuntia sitten

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

  52. MomChemist
    10 tuntia sitten

    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,.

  53. Martha Salomaa
    Martha Salomaa
    10 tuntia sitten

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

  54. Lonnie Born
    Lonnie Born
    11 tuntia sitten

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

  55. whenifeellow
    11 tuntia sitten

    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.

  56. David Hammons
    David Hammons
    11 tuntia sitten

    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.

  57. MforMovesets
    11 tuntia sitten

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

  58. David Hammons
    David Hammons
    11 tuntia sitten

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

  59. goodgamegabi
    11 tuntia sitten

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

  60. NecrontierLord
    11 tuntia sitten

    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
    12 tuntia sitten

    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.

  63. BlueNeuro
    12 tuntia sitten

    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.

  64. Corby Cobb
    Corby Cobb
    13 tuntia sitten

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  65. plump21
    13 tuntia sitten

    Kill capitalism before it kills us all.

  66. Maximilian Weiss
    Maximilian Weiss
    13 tuntia sitten

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

  67. Flint Ironstag
    Flint Ironstag
    13 tuntia sitten

    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.

  68. Francis Yawson
    Francis Yawson
    13 tuntia sitten

    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.

    1. Don'tSpikeMyDrink
      11 tuntia sitten

      lol no

  69. Lance Ross
    Lance Ross
    13 tuntia sitten

    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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    13 tuntia sitten

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  71. Peter A
    Peter A
    14 tuntia sitten

    Same corona problems at the meat industry in Europe.

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    14 tuntia sitten

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

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    14 tuntia sitten

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

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    15 tuntia sitten

    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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  86. Fernando Takeshi Sato
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    16 tuntia sitten

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

  87. Lisa Shadowprinces
    Lisa Shadowprinces
    16 tuntia sitten

    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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    16 tuntia sitten

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  90. SkatingErinsMom
    16 tuntia sitten

    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!

  91. matenzo
    16 tuntia sitten

    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).