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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 feb 2021

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Damian Allen
Damian Allen Minuto fa
Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.
Mary Delbonis
Mary Delbonis 34 minuti fa
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Aakash Zure
Aakash Zure 44 minuti fa
What does he mean by what can we do here? Go fucking vegan. Animals are being abused, humans are being abused and we are seeing it and enjoying the fruits of their abuse. Go fucking Vegan.
Mr Random
Mr Random Ora fa
Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.
Lady Luna Grimm
I refuse to buy Tyson anything its gross!! PERIOD.
DeRosset Myers
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
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 4 ore fa
I had to work with a broken hand....I’m a security guard...
Erik Schminke
Erik Schminke 5 ore fa
JBS's * REVENUE* was 50 Billion... revenue is not profit Their profit was roughly .2% of their revenue
alex aruba
alex aruba 5 ore fa
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 5 ore fa
John knows about meat packing
Dr. Simple Beauty 300
That Zimmerman auctioning the gun story is more disgusting than the man peeing on the floor.
Clalala Tayag
Clalala Tayag 5 ore fa
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Thomas Remme
Thomas Remme 5 ore fa
Yet another episode of OMFG I am so glad I don't live in the US... *sigh*
Zachary Lindahl
Yay capitalism 🚩
TTS S
TTS S 7 ore fa
What is this man talking about? He missed his meds for weeks, it appears...
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Shota Toriumi
Shota Toriumi 8 ore fa
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Yuca Fries
Yuca Fries 9 ore fa
When did John Oliver become unfunny
Tierra Petersen
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
This show has really gone down hill
CallMe Batman
CallMe Batman 9 ore fa
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Israfel El elyon
Treat me like a vibrator
jocodabest
jocodabest 11 ore fa
Go vegan.
ChopStickSoSushi
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
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,
Ebenezer Sam
Ebenezer Sam 12 ore fa
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MvD
MvD 12 ore fa
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 13 ore fa
We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”
Sshh Quiet
Sshh Quiet 13 ore fa
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 14 ore fa
The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line
Aden Anthony
Aden Anthony 14 ore fa
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 14 ore fa
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 15 ore fa
Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story
Kfroguar
Kfroguar 15 ore fa
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 15 ore fa
@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.. :'(
DJ I Love Music
DJ I Love Music 16 ore fa
Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show
hawaiisunfun
hawaiisunfun 17 ore fa
go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers
Carlos Spicyweiner
How can people not see that capitalism is beyond disgusting now? ... it's putrid.
Mindset Club
Mindset Club 18 ore fa
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 18 ore fa
Makes you wonder who is better off the chickens or the employees?
Pete Hay
Pete Hay 18 ore fa
just another bullshit hit piece attacking the meat industry paid for by PETA....
Jen Gilbert
Jen Gilbert 18 ore fa
Processing 35+ chickens per min seems like an excellent way to spread antibiotic resistant campylobacter
WingsWithFeet
WingsWithFeet 18 ore fa
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 18 ore fa
This guy probably eats meat. Go vegan to take some personal responsibility.
Brandon Oliver
Brandon Oliver 18 ore fa
I work for JBS and this is honestly the way we're treated. We're told family comes first and btw we're your only family. The virus keeps cropping up in our facility and they refuse to admit that it is in our facility.
Luna GEM
Luna GEM 18 ore fa
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Destiny Emma
Destiny Emma 19 ore fa
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patrick buhr
patrick buhr 19 ore fa
Meat packers that rump insisted keep working with no protection must get u.s. citizenship and their families. Instantly.
Bouhhg Z
Bouhhg Z 20 ore fa
You know - watching this segment has me thinking; with all this bickering we do with each other like opposing terrorist organizations based on political/religious philosophies & such - how IS it we've (and I mean the craziest of 'we") never gone after the owners or CEOs & their 'partners in crime' to make conditions like this a usual thing? - this is absolutely ludicrous. Its like all the laws changed to make work conditions decent back in the 1930s never happened.
Darth Kakarot
Darth Kakarot 20 ore fa
i cant believe this guy is famous... he would rather make the problem worse then lift his finger to help....this is whats wrong with the world.... fuck this guy
J O
J O 20 ore fa
I used to work at a Cargill meat packing plant, one of the Union line workers asked his supervisor for a bathroom break five times over the course of an hour the supervisor yelled and screamed and wouldn't allow him to take a bathroom break. The union rep for that worker came over and also yelled and screamed at the worker to get back to work. The worker was an older man in his 60s or 70s...he tried to hold it but eventually peed his pants. More yelling and screaming at him by the union rep and the supervisor. it was one of the worst human rights violations I've ever seen at that Cargill plant. I will never work for them again.
Enesi Majebi
Enesi Majebi 20 ore fa
Companies need to stop calling employees family. We're tired of it
Gabriela Alcantar
It is really disappointing that just from the beginning of the video you said that the conditions that animals face inside this facilities are terrible, but that they are already "talked enough"... Well no, I couldn't find any single video where you talk about them and how animals are not products to be sold, so let's begin there. I totally understand that workers conditions are so bad as well, but at least this people have a voice to speak up and to act on it. Animals only have their lives and humans still take it away from them. So unfair and so sad that you John Oliver won't dig in this topic because this show is probably supported by sponsors or because your comfort zone and resistance to change won't let you do the changes that are needed for the world to improve in so many aspects, but you probably already know, I wouldn't believe that someone as smart and well prepared like you didn't know about it.
George Zupko
George Zupko 20 ore fa
As disgusting as all of this is, read about the meat packing industry in the 1900s. The book is called "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. This book inspired, then President Theodore Roosevelt, to establish the USFDA.
Gabriel Mervis
Gabriel Mervis 20 ore fa
ngl I love this show, but i’ve tried to watch this episode 3 times and fallen asleep twice lmao
a krom
a krom 20 ore fa
When he shuts up about Trump. He's pretty good.
William Allende
William Allende 20 ore fa
What's more disgusting is the sell-out politicians with easy lives that let this happen.
Campbell Baylee
Campbell Baylee 21 ora fa
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Derek L
Derek L 21 ora fa
upton sinclair literally wrote the book on this over 100 years ago and it's still this bad
Ben Thompson
Ben Thompson 21 ora fa
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marty martyn
marty martyn 21 ora fa
I remember the book published in 2001, Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal. It addressed similar issues & food quality in America. Sadly, not much has changed.
William Allende
William Allende 21 ora fa
This would work all well and good if companies hadn't since the time of Reagan being withering down on employees rights by buying legislation, congressman, senators, and presidents.
Ka-Pow!
Ka-Pow! 21 ora fa
@ 1:45 We have to protect our Team Members, the meatpacking rep said. Was he one of the ones who lobbied for workers to be ineligible for their unemployment benefits if they believed the workplace was unsafe? Or was he one of the managers who placed bets on which worked would get Covid and die? Fuck that guy, and his industry.
Eva & Stu
Eva & Stu 21 ora fa
OSHA where you at?
MsZephyra
MsZephyra 21 ora fa
I knew I'd have to brace myself for this one. The blatant disregard for human rights and the extreme injustice and inequality makes my blood boil. We need to get money the hell out of politics NOW to have any hope of decent transparency and accountability.
Drew Blank
Drew Blank 21 ora fa
This is why I kill Butcher and harvest my own meat
Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos 21 ora fa
This reminded my of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
Mr Drone
Mr Drone 22 ore fa
So Mr. Oliver if I were a millionaire I would not mind paying $8 a pound for chicken. The person who complains without proposing a solution is just bitching. Please offer a solution instead of complaining. Let's do a thought experiment. Let's say there are 10 workers per line, basically 5 per side of the production line. Because of social distancing there are only two workers per line instead. Is the price of chicken going to go down, remain the same, or go up. Of course the price will increase due to the reduced amount of chickens being produced for consumption. Let's also include the maintenance workers who are present every day and night working who also have to socially distance while working together. Sounds like a contradiction? It is. John wants to complain about the working conditions for people and yet does nothing...... besides complain for a profit. 📈
Meghan hm
Meghan hm 22 ore fa
Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.
Meghan hm
Meghan hm 22 ore fa
Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.
saintveri
saintveri 22 ore fa
Rip 🙏
meme
meme 22 ore fa
I knew that sam'o'nella video would come in handy!
Веско Динев
Hey. HEY. Don’t kink shame. If a man enjoys paintings of fowl play, there’s nothing wrong with that. If your painting of rats fucking is okay, then so is this. I’m disappointed in you, John.
halukgulx
halukgulx 23 ore fa
try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that will one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appaulingly your company treats their workers in it's factories in a live show. - saving it for future me
Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt 23 ore fa
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Kigark Bajarke Giorno fa
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Pepin
Pepin Giorno fa
Watch the movie dominion it’s here on ITvid
Henry Coker
Henry Coker Giorno fa
Hell no I wish my bosses would try to stop me from going to the bathroom or taking my breaks trust they got no problem with you skipping though & you get nothing if maybe a pat on the back & over look for jobs you know how to do
Henry Coker
Henry Coker Giorno fa
Awe that sounds like them too... I don't have any proof but...come on
Henry Coker
Henry Coker Giorno fa
Awe Stihl tries to sell us on that family bullshit too so cute...🖕'em all
Daniel Blue
Daniel Blue Giorno fa
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Corey Bertelsen
Corey Bertelsen Giorno fa
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liaku25
liaku25 Giorno fa
I can always count on this show to remind me why we need to start moving past capitalism.
Josh
Josh Giorno fa
I will say this, they shouldn't have to wear diapers or anything, but like, diapers take away Urine from your skin like immediately, and are fairly sanity, we wouldn't put them on babies if they weren't, not saying its okay but like just find the trope of "diapers are gross" kinda weird
Scott Lee Clayton
WTF!!! is that advert!??
PrometheusV
PrometheusV Giorno fa
Wow, in germany we have the EXACT same problem. Down to the T
Fred Shred
Fred Shred Giorno fa
4.9k didn't like this, wtf is wrong with you? you think this is untrue or that its a normal way to work?
coochie connoisseur
I thought this whole episode was about me😎
Grogu Djarin
Grogu Djarin Giorno fa
Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.
yo mama
yo mama Giorno fa
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Kay Lyon
Kay Lyon Giorno fa
Want to change this fast? Boycott the damn industry. Stop PAYING them to treat their employees like dispensable pieces of crap and stop the torture of millions of animals. YOU PAY THEM TO DO THIS! Only YOU can prevent it!
Gary Noble
Gary Noble Giorno fa
Welcome to the world of deregulation
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Corey Bertelsen
Corey Bertelsen Giorno fa
another surrealist poetry bot - this is a fascinating tactic. Is it a message? Is it a warning? who is it for? Is it from Last Week tonight to boost their numbers?
Ömer Kaya
Ömer Kaya Giorno fa
2:11 this isn't even funny, it is sad to see that your family is so dysfunctional that you value these before your family, get some help
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Arturs
Arturs Giorno fa
Why is this cringy cancer of a comedy in my recommendations youtube
Marten Algra
Marten Algra Giorno fa
Screw using animal products go vegan
Towkeeyoh
Towkeeyoh Giorno fa
Welcome back to Last Week Tonight where a British guy yet again, tries to save America from itself.
Jan Rei
Jan Rei Giorno fa
So the US is officially back in the 1900 era of worker rights movements. Fantastic.
Jan Ebrard
Jan Ebrard Giorno fa
When you make a rule that says all work injuries need to be reported, you get complaints of government overreach because sometimes of course the injury IS just treatable with a band-aid. But if you don't do that, companies will just exploit the loophole and treat everything with a band-aid to avoid reporting. Absolutely disgusting.
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