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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21. 02. 2021





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Marnielle Lloyd Estrada
Marnielle Lloyd Estrada Před 5 hodinami
This is why I stopped eating meat.
Patrick Flanagan
Patrick Flanagan Před 5 hodinami
And then, of course, don't forget how they treat the animals!
Jan Lucas Kessler
Jan Lucas Kessler Před 5 hodinami
Well, Go Vegan i guess 🌱
Patrick Flanagan
Patrick Flanagan Před 5 hodinami
The journalist Upton Sinclair exposed a lot of this already: one hundred and fourteen years ago.
andrei3500 Před 5 hodinami
lol... Oliver is so beta he thinks he's not at the top of the food chain.
Shuvodeep Saha
Shuvodeep Saha Před 6 hodinami
Are you planning to do an episode on the Qatar World Cup?
Targeted Victim
Targeted Victim Před 6 hodinami
The crypto anarchists have been trying to kill me for 3 years now. They have been gangstalking me and trying to drive me to suicide. F Elon Musk F Barry Silbert NEMESIS asdasd
Julian Echelon
Julian Echelon Před 6 hodinami
I'm done buying their products
Hank Eckenroth
Hank Eckenroth Před 6 hodinami
The average Packing House worker only last two-and-a-half years on the job that was back in the 80s I don't know I've seen people throwing in the back of a truck and take it to a clinic with a broken leg and not a hospital or call an ambulance. Housing company doctor has almost killed people in that took them to a clinic we had a company doctor that wasn't a doctor's he was a PA without a medical license it was suspended in two states the moral turpitude the UFCW new this doctor didn't have a medical license the union knew it and didn't tell the employees its members
Justin Hamilton
Justin Hamilton Před 6 hodinami
Thank you for the great subtitles HBO
sina mohammadzadeh
sina mohammadzadeh Před 6 hodinami
The bigger the crime the less the punishment
Hank Eckenroth
Hank Eckenroth Před 6 hodinami
Both my hands are cripple for working with a knife for only 6 months
xeraph02 Před 6 hodinami
Well, those conditions are kinda normal nowadays in every line production. The problem is not just in management but in the workers themselves who allowed those crazy norms in the first place. I worked at a production line and with my team leader I set the standard norm time to realistic times, everything was fine for a while. Over time I was switched to work somewhere else. Then later they switched me back to my old position AND THE TACT TIMES WERE COMPLETELY F****! For whatever stupid reason, those idiotic workers, new ones and old ones ruined those tact line times and were jumping around like crazies, sweating, working through break times, no bathroom, going to work and starting work long before actual shift etc. My guess, new workers didn't want to lose the job and so old workers also didn't want to lose the job either. And so they created this spiral of mess... and I was eventually fired for being too annoying about it lol. At least I'm free from the madness and have some savings.
m Farias
m Farias Před 6 hodinami
MAN! I missed you!!! Lol 😂 😝 😂 😆
dickies docos
dickies docos Před 6 hodinami
This is what unions are for to stop this type of abuse!
Hank Eckenroth
Hank Eckenroth Před 6 hodinami
No packing house care about there employees
Ram Mul
Ram Mul Před 6 hodinami
This whole meat industry is monstrous.
BS Killa
BS Killa Před 6 hodinami
Funny how Texas senators have changed over time. 30 years ago Hugh Palmer wouldn't take a bribe. Today we have Ted Cruz.
Tim Chuma
Tim Chuma Před 6 hodinami
JBS tried to say "Australians don't want to work" due to there being actual welfare relief in Australia (doubled due to COVID19). Get directly into the bin!
BS Killa
BS Killa Před 6 hodinami
I remember a couple of years ago watching a video where instead of paying their undocumented immigrants Tyson called INS on them so they wouldn't have to pay them. Haven't touched Tyson since then and never will.
WuTangIsFoTheChildren Před 6 hodinami
How many Kris Jenner jokes do you think were pitched for the "your family is not an asset" bit?
Turtleman Před 6 hodinami
They need to unionize
link77ism Před 6 hodinami
The fight continues!
james byrne
james byrne Před 6 hodinami
When their business is founded on the violent exploitation and slaughter of sentient creatures, it’s not surprising that they treat their workers poorly. This is yet another reason that we need to stop buying animal products.
Ashley Rosa
Ashley Rosa Před 6 hodinami
Ugh the US is such trash 😣
uradragon Před 6 hodinami
"How fucked up this country can be" Christ if that ain't the truth. You were saying...
Heavy Monster
Heavy Monster Před 6 hodinami
Sounds as Manson family🤔
അനന്തക്യഷ്ണൻ ഇ
John can you talk about illegal export of e waste around the world
Kicking the can down the road
Stop eating animals and everybody wins, for a multitude of reasons ( apart from big food companies who care about human life as much as they care about animal life). Eating animals encourages the likelihood of zoonotic diseases like......Covid.
Matthew Wang
Matthew Wang Před 7 hodinami
So basically American companies are grossly violating human rights. The US should be invaded by the great America immediately.
snuggy4589 Před 7 hodinami
i live in a small town in iowa with a prison and a suspiciously large immigrant population with a lot of meat packing plants.
Sarah Burke
Sarah Burke Před 7 hodinami
You gonna tell me that you have never worked for a company that had a pool every year on which celebrities will die?.... The only diff here is our conversations are out there for the world an no longer private
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 6 hodinami
No, I have never worked at a company where people did such things.
WaywardScythe Před 7 hodinami
The American political system is ill equipped to deal with corporations in any reasonable amount of time. All the politicians are bought off or gone too soon. On the other hand, ultralight aircraft are cheap and easy to stow away from nosy neighbors, and google can help you find materials mentioned in the Constitution, as well as corporate board members.
Benjamin Cozby
Benjamin Cozby Před 7 hodinami
I find It depressing that we learn more on a comedy show like this than our “news networks” across the board.
Anthony Lucas
Anthony Lucas Před 7 hodinami
I feel like this episode was cut and pasted from an earlier season but I can’t find it still watching thou
Pratish Gondalia
Pratish Gondalia Před 7 hodinami
so what exactly is the difference between China and the USA?
Marjorie Schreurs
Marjorie Schreurs Před 7 hodinami
Kapitalism < Socialism.
Marcel Melchers
Marcel Melchers Před 7 hodinami
Vote for a politician that isn't bought. But the history clearly shows otherwise.
Andrew Před 7 hodinami
Whats the opinion going to be when all these jobs are replaced by automation?
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 6 hodinami
Automation is not an issue per se if people are given a means to have a decent life without a job. UBI is one of the solutions for that. People collectively owning the automated factories instead of a few dudes is another.
Lexi Felix
Lexi Felix Před 7 hodinami
When I was a kid, all I wanted was to move to the US and live there. Now that I know how fucked up the country, I don't know if I even want to visit it.
Matthew Ortega
Matthew Ortega Před 7 hodinami
whoever's disliking this is either the kid of some Texas Chicken Lord or the texas chicken lord. Slimy buncha greedy do-nothings
Julien Yu
Julien Yu Před 7 hodinami
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Leon Spy
Leon Spy Před 7 hodinami
Awesome video, thank you.
Toskin The Pařan
Toskin The Pařan Před 7 hodinami
To quote Arch, "I could build heating, but that cost money in construction and maintenance. But people, people are free!" Machines cost money. Facilities cost money. But people? Feh, there are always hungry mouths who will work for minimal wage.
Khaled Soliman
Khaled Soliman Před 7 hodinami
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Tobi Lori
Tobi Lori Před 7 hodinami
First of all, reduce meat consumption by 70 %
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 6 hodinami
Or 100%...
Its Just Me
Its Just Me Před 7 hodinami
And what would you say if I said..so what you are saying is you can literally tell Liberals to eat $h!t.. As in Liberal, KS....
Anonym Ous
Anonym Ous Před 8 hodinami
Why didn't he mention how Drumph signed an executive order to keep the plants open? Doesn't anyone remember that?
AJHyoton Před 8 hodinami
I am still more upset at Tyson meats than I am at the Oliver show for that unnecessary cheap shot at Roseanne. What the hell. Nobody reads my shit anyway.
Abhishek Patil
Abhishek Patil Před 8 hodinami
I will never come to USA to pursue a dream, it's pure shit show, it's capitalist China
Gurrcities Před 8 hodinami
No idea about the US, but here in Germany the vast majority of workers in meat plants are bussed in from poorer European countries and are often not even paid the minimum wage. The conditions don't just suck in the plants themselves but also due to the fact that they're housed by the companies (and often indirectly with sub companies to avoid legal troubles) where they're crowded. These dorms suck a lot as well, and often wages are withheld or not even paid.
AJHyoton Před 8 hodinami
At least Roseanne had a good reason for saying her stupid, thoughtless shit. Ambien is a helluva drug!
AJHyoton Před 8 hodinami
These millennial douchebag writers have turned my boy Ollie from America's most crucial journalist into a fucking puppet!! Saying stupid, thoughtless shit like that has flipped a lot of good people to the Republican Party, or rather the scum shell of what it used to be.
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 6 hodinami
Eliane Matteo
Eliane Matteo Před 8 hodinami
well we like cheap meat right, so we can be an overweight country.
Nairb O.
Nairb O. Před 8 hodinami
We all know john oliver prefers fudge packing instead!
Rygel Před 8 hodinami
It wasn't much but I sold all my 100 shares of tyson foods.
Scarface Před 8 hodinami
Essences of democracy with capitalist thrown around. Whenever Americans think, health is also a right under Constitution probably then the state can look into state owned and run hospitals.
Antonio Manaserian
Antonio Manaserian Před 8 hodinami
The burly rotate neurochemically preach because snowplow continuously plant over a dusty playroom. sophisticated, heavenly heavy hellish active
Stephen Rodriguez
Stephen Rodriguez Před 8 hodinami
I like watching Brits complain because it makes me feel intellectually better than everyone around me.
Philippa Magoust
Philippa Magoust Před 8 hodinami
I know why I’m a vegetarian more and more.
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 6 hodinami
Nick Haynie
Nick Haynie Před 8 hodinami
The quality of the product is not getting any better when they are processing at 45 parts per minute. The numbers are getting out of control. Humans should take it easy on the meat.
brightshadowdenmark Před 8 hodinami
Whole Foods Plant Based FTW!
Jemand Aber nicht der da
Jemand Aber nicht der da Před 8 hodinami
One of the best episodes in a long time! Please focus on companies and cooperations. I feel like trump has fucked you up, but since he isn't president anymore you are a little bit like you've been in the early days. Focus on that! Really liked bed your show back in the day and i feel like you're getting back to the roots.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Paul David West
Paul David West Před 8 hodinami
I wish John would make an episode consisting entirely of updates of past episodes. Would love to know if any of these segments bring about change.
Robstafarian Před 8 hodinami
Capitalism is inherently evil.
Wesley Gibbons
Wesley Gibbons Před 8 hodinami
Whatta ya know? Reason 1 billion why no one living in a first world country should be eating meat.
r l
r l Před 8 hodinami
These plights plague all food plants not just the meat packing industry. From a meat/cheese/and many other packer...
Wolf Michael Gerhäusser
Wolf Michael Gerhäusser Před 8 hodinami
Just for fun, google "Tönjes scandal Germany"..........
ballsoutballistic Před 9 hodinami
What is Texas trying to do? Out Florida Florida?
klausprime1981 Před 9 hodinami
Lulz, if he wants to drop more bombs he should come to Ohio. The shit that happens down this way... JCPennies Distribution center in Columbus Ohio. That place openly tells employees that is they vote a union in they will be fired. Union voted in they shut the place down renamed it then reopened and anyone who voted in favor of the union where not rehired. Same place fired an employee for getting hit with a toe motor then moved the concrete safety pillars with old ones so it looked old to back up thier lies.
Michelle Dixon
Michelle Dixon Před 9 hodinami
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Heidelaffe Před 9 hodinami
If someone really wanted "to make America great again", they should probably be interessed in things like this. As this is a current video they clearly don't.
Felix Pilkington
Felix Pilkington Před 9 hodinami
he should just make this show serious. the jokes take away from the seriousness of what's at hand - and they're rubbish jokes.
Arve Bjotveit
Arve Bjotveit Před 9 hodinami
It would be interesting to get an assessment if corporations and politicians allowing atrocities like these, could be pulled in front of the human rights court in Haag.
люблютунберг Před 9 hodinami
все правильно, коммунизм сам себя не построит нужно все отобрать и поделить
Mark dove
Mark dove Před 9 hodinami
This is globalization get used to it when you're competition has no rules you end up doing the same
Hotsauce is Lethal
Hotsauce is Lethal Před 9 hodinami
Fuck man I seriously ate a few of those Smithfield Pork tenderloins over the past year and they are ALL made at that factory in Virginia... no wonder it tasted funny!
Trinity Před 9 hodinami
So, think John Oliver doesn’t eat from any of these companies? I get a kick of everyone who talks about the injustice then lays down their money that supports them... I know he’s not vegan and if these are the main industries then every time you drop a dollar you support the industry.
Bad Kat
Bad Kat Před 9 hodinami
the US is so screwed. get out while you can. esp. if you're poor. trust me - it's easier to be poor almost anywhere else.
dylan colt
dylan colt Před 9 hodinami
As someone who has worked in a packing plant that went through 18,000 hogs a day, it's not this bad. It's so much worse.
Aaron DeVore
Aaron DeVore Před 9 hodinami
This country needs the return of strong, effective unions.
6wit7 Před 9 hodinami
The bigger picture is being totally missed here. Why is animal slaughter necessary, at this point in our evolution, for din din, or presumed to be some easy, nice, low-externality process? Rather than being the scourge to humans, non-humans, and the planet that it is??
Jedi Thaseal
Jedi Thaseal Před 9 hodinami
A real family business should share profits fairly with all family members
Daniel sharma
Daniel sharma Před 9 hodinami
Tbh meat eaters and people involved deserves to be eliminated from this planet. Hope they all change or die soon
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 6 hodinami
@Daniel sharma Were you a vegan all your life?
Daniel sharma
Daniel sharma Před 7 hodinami
@Abel Abel I’ve stopped convincing because they start justifying torture in the name of proteins and other bullshits. I genuinely want them to die asap so that this planet can be saved.
Abel Abel
Abel Abel Před 8 hodinami
You won't convince many people by telling them you hope they'd die... Cheers from another vegan
Ilka Lohmann
Ilka Lohmann Před 9 hodinami
Finally, someone talking about the humans. In Germany, meat factories are enorme places for Corona infections. No one is talking about it anymore.
se7en the great
se7en the great Před 9 hodinami
I was hoping you would talk about fair trade.
Ian Burns
Ian Burns Před 9 hodinami
The most important thing to remember when considering OSHA: no matter how stupid something seems, regulations are written in blood.
Ghassan J
Ghassan J Před 5 hodinami
This video and the comments here r 100% ANTI-SEMITIC ... these business men are crucial to this economy and thier lives are not always easy and sometimes they have personal and health problems like everyone else.. if you don't like it, move to Venezuela
LOGAN'S RUNN Před 9 hodinami
plant-based protein packing,not the same ring to it.
tokyomilmil Před 9 hodinami
And when the grand work-condition humanity restoration project is finally fulfilled, as in “replacing workers w/ machine”, another grand national issue of unemployed mania is gonna launch out. What a beautiful world ~~ (Is our government still working on UBI or anything at all??)
Ian Burns
Ian Burns Před 9 hodinami
People worry about sociopathic superintelligences ruling the world. They're too late, we already developed corporations.
Lucas Schigart
Lucas Schigart Před 9 hodinami
Company: bUt We arE fAmilY! me: Ok, i'm out...
Wade Phillips
Wade Phillips Před 9 hodinami
Perdue and Tyson are easily among the most corrupt corporations. The worst of the worst
mike askme
mike askme Před 9 hodinami
As a rule of thumb that i operate on. Whenever a company says our workers are family, you just know the workers are getting screwed.
David Alan
David Alan Před 9 hodinami
We live in a county where the shareholder class is always more important than the workers. Whenever conservative slobs cry socialism they don't think about workers at these meatpacking plants, Uber Eats drivers making $1 for an hour of work or countless fast food employees risking their health during a pandemic for 7 dollars an hour. It's time we end the system of rewarding the paper wealthy, big bankers and vile executive scum in vital segments like food, healthcare and education. There is a difference between collectivism and the workers benefiting more from their hard work. Important industries like food production and distribution should be by the people, for the people. This is not a resource that should be monetized and leveraged for the financial gain of the few.
Kue Moo
Kue Moo Před 9 hodinami
For people who saying immigrant are taking over this country , remember they’re the one working in these factories, where most of the American refuse to work in. I’m myself an immigrant and my mother worked in Tyson for many years dealing with horrible conditions. And No they don’t get pay enough for the job they do.
Ruby Boo
Ruby Boo Před 10 hodinami
We learned barely anything from upton Sinclair over a hundred years ago. Cool cool cooooool
CricketLover Před 10 hodinami
Go vegan or vegetarian! This is just nuts to put people through this for a piece of meat.
shannon Před 10 hodinami
Upton Sinclar is quaking in his grave that he wrote about this in 1906 and the same inhumane conditions in meatpacking industries is still happening
Ashley Flynn
Ashley Flynn Před 10 hodinami
Do you support this, or are you vegan?
Patrick Buzzini
Patrick Buzzini Před 10 hodinami
I love this show, I really do. But it suffers really badly from just talking about problems and never solutions.
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