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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  • Jennifer Krohn

    Jennifer Krohn

    16 minutit tagasi

    Need to force all these politicians who don’t support workers rights to do a few weeks labor on the line in one of these meat packing plants.

  • John Pearson

    John Pearson

    21 minut tagasi

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  • Sanford Gruber

    Sanford Gruber

    29 minutit tagasi

    Your my hero John

  • Gus Espinoza

    Gus Espinoza

    29 minutit tagasi

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    albert chavez

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    Antonio Manaserian

    Tund tagasi

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  • blackiceecko1


    Tund tagasi

    Hey John I wish I could send you pictures of ups

  • blackdragone


    Tund tagasi

    Imagine suffering the loss of a family member & having to fight for justice against a corporate organisation on top of your personal grief.

  • Wally Jackson

    Wally Jackson

    Tund tagasi

    Actually Americans would do this work and one hand and rely on the labor of keeping immigrants in a more social problems for and more massive immigration to the country if these companies were paying decent $25 an hour jobs and wages that they can easily afford but instead advertise and throw the money to Big media and the propaganda of it and a big globalists in the media such as is this owl faced hackass John Oliver know it and they benefit from it and this Arrangement as a HBO receives much of this media money that is diverted away from American workers and thought they are able to cut and imports poor peons from South of the Border who actually benefit themselves from the jobs and higher incomes than they would otherwise get if they remained in Mexico

  • Astfgl42


    Tund tagasi

    It's very interesting, that meatpacking and generally butchering is often connected with awful working conditions - as if something is fucked up with the whole industry and pricing of meat. There have also been several cases of corona-related revelations of violations of work safety and health here in germany.
    This shit needs to be unfucked :(

  • Nic Tanghe

    Nic Tanghe

    2 tundi tagasi

    DAmn those peeps are fucking savages.

  • Follow the light

    Follow the light

    2 tundi tagasi

    yup yup yup I agree with all that is said they just add more and more bull

  • Mercent


    2 tundi tagasi

    I work in food industry. Do you want your food to be cheap? Do you want them to be safe? Yes? The svaings have to come somewhere. Now you know who suffers for low prices. Automation would help but it will increase the cost, by quite a bit, which you consumers will complain and switch to competition. Food industry is really cut throat and margins are low. Just some perspectives.

  • Jack McAllister

    Jack McAllister

    2 tundi tagasi

    This pandemic is showing a lot of Americans how little they matter in the corporate meat grinder. Shame how much nihilism there is among them.

  • sidd harth

    sidd harth

    2 tundi tagasi

    will you press the button
    meatpacking workers are treated nicely
    your meat prices triples

  • AJ Durkee

    AJ Durkee

    2 tundi tagasi

    Heh. AP Human Geography Fast Food nation moment.

  • Federico Barragán

    Federico Barragán

    2 tundi tagasi

    I know it’s only me.... but..... I am a fan of every subject and blown away by the depth of the investigation .....THE FORMAT IS BOOORING... every episode feels the same

  • Ziljan Vega

    Ziljan Vega

    2 tundi tagasi

    Anyone who says slavery was abolished in the US except for punishment for a crime never visited a poultry plantation.

  • Vytautas Stalmokas

    Vytautas Stalmokas

    3 tundi tagasi

    look at Johns eyes at exactly 1:31. Dudes inner demon comin out

  • chibiparadox


    3 tundi tagasi

    John, If we are being PERFECTLY honest; a passiveaggressive pigeon.

  • Atomkrieg Reinigungs

    Atomkrieg Reinigungs

    3 tundi tagasi

    The reason this pandemic happened by a zoonotic disease is due to eating animals. Why tf is anyone surprised why 'murdered sentient being packers' have the highest virulent rates and deaths?? The consumption of meat is absolutely unnecessary. Animal agra is devastating the environment, our healthcare system (due to all the ailment it causes), and yes its a f****** cruel and sadistic industry that lies to people and deceives the public with misinformation. One day these psychopathic CEO's will be on trial for not only for the pain and suffering of animals but now over exploiting their workers knowing their being sent to their deaths.*SEE THE PATTERN HERE??*

  • byurBUDdy


    3 tundi tagasi

    Bunch of guys wearing rubbers boning chicks they pack in missionary

  • Reese Hedgeman

    Reese Hedgeman

    3 tundi tagasi

    "DEADPOOL 3: What The Cluck"

  • Noah 01

    Noah 01

    3 tundi tagasi

    One more reason for being vegan. Go vegan 🥦💚

  • Shahzad Aslam

    Shahzad Aslam

    3 tundi tagasi

    after watching this i am happy to stay on marginal jobs working from home

  • Ciaonte Young

    Ciaonte Young

    3 tundi tagasi

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  • Avenz


    3 tundi tagasi

    Watching this makes me feel seen as a JBS employee.

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  • MrMustangMan


    3 tundi tagasi

    it's not just the meatpacking industry.!!!!!!!! try working on ANY assembly line in the US........

  • Fork B

    Fork B

    3 tundi tagasi

    America really is a developing country, believing to be industrial country!

    • Fork B

      Fork B

      3 tundi tagasi

      I am so priviledged to not be born in USA!

  • David mills

    David mills

    3 tundi tagasi

    thanks for endless wars were not allowed to have peace and happiness thanks too your senile potus and cabniet members we dont have the money for citizens but lets go to war. idiots.

  • Fez Stavrou

    Fez Stavrou

    4 tundi tagasi

    Why doesn't John Oliver address the fact that rampant US capitalism is the problem here? Where big business is more powerful than governments?

  • Mando Anon

    Mando Anon

    4 tundi tagasi

    Slavery with extra steps

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    Planeta Curioso

    4 tundi tagasi

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    • cqvio doli

      cqvio doli

      3 tundi tagasi

      not currently employed . O memories.

  • Austin Sloane

    Austin Sloane

    4 tundi tagasi

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  • Claus Schirling

    Claus Schirling

    5 tundi tagasi

    It's a pity that i can only watch the main story every week over here in Germany! I'd love to watch the full show, but i cant cause we don't have HBO or HBO MAx over here..... :-(

  • Fran FoersterAnthony

    Fran FoersterAnthony

    5 tundi tagasi

    I believe I can become a vegetarian very easily,at least stop eating chicken

  • Iyan Barone

    Iyan Barone

    5 tundi tagasi

    wow this show is really throwing me off withotu the laugh track
    i miss the laughter.

  • Jags


    5 tundi tagasi

    John, your married?

  • s05198


    5 tundi tagasi

    It's disgusting to know we're still living in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

  • Blind Visionary

    Blind Visionary

    5 tundi tagasi

    For all the haters... this is why Pelosi & Schumur refused to agree to the GOP's stimulus proposals. "LIABILITY PROTECTIONS"
    How can anyone still vote GOP? Treasonous, unpatriotic, hypocrtical, POS. It's not a difference of opinions, it's a total lack of morals, and bully mentality.
    #NeverForget #Jan6

  • Alex Ortiz

    Alex Ortiz

    5 tundi tagasi

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  • eli ragland

    eli ragland

    5 tundi tagasi

    Knowing how John is, I was very certain that he was going to buy that art of the peacocks f*cking. I’m honestly shocked he didn’t

  • Dick Macgurn

    Dick Macgurn

    6 tundi tagasi

    Haven't eaten meat or dairy in 20 years. Don't miss it 1 bit.

  • Jeremy Adler Reacts

    Jeremy Adler Reacts

    6 tundi tagasi

    Dammit tyson's chicken nuggets are so good but the company is so shit what do i do nooooo this is a crisis i dont wanna support assholes but then if you think about it all big companies suck at their core so is it really making a difference switching from one company to another you're just giving your money to a different asshole instead so DOES IT EVEN MATTER

  • Elemental Winds

    Elemental Winds

    6 tundi tagasi

    7:23 thought you were going to say Adam Driver

  • Juan Hernandez

    Juan Hernandez

    6 tundi tagasi

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  • Blake Gentry

    Blake Gentry

    6 tundi tagasi

    So much truth. 6.5 years working for Tyson and after reporting a deadly situation that was handled wrong by management 4 separate times in 2 weeks with me and other coworkers lives on the line I was fired, while looking for another job, I ran into a friend who I worked with at Tyson for at least 3 to 4 years was looking for a job. When I asked what happened they said they went to their own doctor because of extreme wrist pain that they've had for 9 months straight Tyson fired that person on the spot. So Tyson didn't have to pay for their carpal tunnel surgery. Also had another friend die after company doctor rushed them back to work after an on the job injury. Doc released them to return to work the next day, that night died from blood clot from the injury. This video bought up so many experience stories about my time there. Glad I got out even if it was thrown down a slide and the corporate investigation that was started fell apart after they got rid of me and Osha said I could no longer make a claim of unsafe work conditions because I was not currently employed . O memories.

  • Austin Sloane

    Austin Sloane

    6 tundi tagasi

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  • Cathy Bruner

    Cathy Bruner

    6 tundi tagasi

    I'll never buy Tyson again

  • Arpoky: Director of Lulz

    Arpoky: Director of Lulz

    7 tundi tagasi

    At the onset of the pandemic, a plant in Columbus Junction, IA shut down after 17 people tested positive for COVID-19. The other workers were sent to Waterloo, IA so that they wouldn't loose hours.
    Spoiler alert, they weren't healthy, and the Waterloo plant shut down soon after.

  • Kitsune Gemini

    Kitsune Gemini

    7 tundi tagasi

    This is horrific

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  • Aiza Kenzhebekova

    Aiza Kenzhebekova

    7 tundi tagasi

    wow greeley finally got on this show and tbh it’s in the exact context i would have expected.

  • X


    7 tundi tagasi

    The USA is a dystopian oligarchy

  • X


    7 tundi tagasi

    Good ol' free market capitalism! Don't you just love that freedumb??!! But actually, fuck capitalism and the psychopathy it breeds.

  • Brendan Dever

    Brendan Dever

    7 tundi tagasi

    Sadly the Trump Cult people won't even see this. I love you John Oliver, but no one who disagrees with you will ever watch your whole video.

  • AmandaonMaui


    7 tundi tagasi

    “Treat people in your debt like family...exploit them.” Ferengi Rule of Acquisition 111 : “Never allow family to stand in the way of profit.” Rule of Acquisition 6



    7 tundi tagasi

    If you watched this video and are reading this comment please consider going vegetarian at least once a week.

  • Feral Crafter

    Feral Crafter

    7 tundi tagasi

    I'm commenting to boost visablitly

  • Gohan Hitsugaya

    Gohan Hitsugaya

    7 tundi tagasi

    I'm down voting this video, not because I didn't like the video; but because YouTubes Auto Play "feature" either brought me here, despite the fact that I've turned it off over a dozen times now. Or, still hasn't been fixed. And I will keep doing this, until it's fixed; and I will keep posting this same message hoping the many YouTubers I watch will also complain to YouTube about this.
    And I hope any who see this comment, will join me in doing this. Thanks in advance.

  • Internet Guy

    Internet Guy

    7 tundi tagasi

    This kind of exploitation is also a good reason to tighten down on illegal immigration. I know it sounds fucked but hear me out. People who are here illegally deserve rights and deserve respect, as they are human beings. But being here illegally inherently makes them less likely to complain about mistreatment, and also makes them unable to really resort to any real legal recourse. Additionally, a constant flow of cheap(and easily frightened into compliance) labor allows these companies to get away with paying slave wages and maintaining horrible working conditions. Supply and demand. No matter how you dice it, its better for the immigrants themselves to come here legally. Closing off the border would be better for immigrants(Latino immigrants). It would lead to corporate pressure to reform immigration from these same corporations to restore the flow of cheap labor, while also ensuring that same labor was here legally and able to seek proper legal representation without fear of deportation. Call it "Malicious compliance" with the anti-immigration policies of the republicans.

  • Samantha Michael

    Samantha Michael

    7 tundi tagasi

    Shes a fucking treasure.... PERIOD!

  • mahille02


    7 tundi tagasi

    Please stop conflating immigrants with illegal immigrants...

  • TheCrusaderBin


    7 tundi tagasi

    Horrible. Too bad that the twitter snowflakes don't care about REAL people getting hurt... And that story is also why lobbying is called corruption anywhere outside of USA...

  • Internet Guy

    Internet Guy

    7 tundi tagasi

    I'd argue most workers in most larger American corporations are treated horribly and are generally exploited.

  • Ryan Hansen

    Ryan Hansen

    8 tundi tagasi

    fun to watch ppl who don't understand the world and how it works....called population overgrowth...chicken to feed the masses...if it weren't for prisons, we wouldn't have license plates...think about that.

  • jimmyjohnn19


    8 tundi tagasi

    Evil county

  • janine Chase-Russel

    janine Chase-Russel

    8 tundi tagasi

    The boss or CEO of a company should only be allowed to make 30% more than its employees.

  • K- Drex

    K- Drex

    8 tundi tagasi

    I read a book while in jail for consuming, by choice, illegal chemicals like cocaine and heroin as opposed to the LEGAL chemicals in our air that I would rather NOT ingest like the mercury, formaldehyde, lead arsenic etc like we get from fossil fuels, and it was entitled "Fast Food Nation"..... other than the abhorrent things described by John here, this book pointed out that chicken feces were fed to cattle and cattle feces were fed to chickens that were being sold for human consumption......and people wonder why i go for that silly "free range" hoax food.

  • Matthew Klahn

    Matthew Klahn

    8 tundi tagasi

    My food processing job has changed their policy on sick days duriing this pandemic. They started penalizing us for taking them, while there is covid spreading through our plant. Oh yeah, and someone died last week. He was in his mid 40s. Left his wife and kid behind. Terrible.

  • Matt Doan

    Matt Doan

    8 tundi tagasi

    "If the penalty for a crime is a fine, then that law only exists for the lower class."



    8 tundi tagasi

    Comedy without crowds kinda suck ngl

  • Tony Wigton

    Tony Wigton

    8 tundi tagasi

    Being a former worker at a meat packing plant I can say this is all true

  • Kyle McVay

    Kyle McVay

    8 tundi tagasi

    I always find these so interesting, as they inform me about things that I never considered. Its shines light about how ignorance is bliss though, now I feel I should not buy Tyson chicken. But that won't really have any sort of impact...

  • Bryan


    8 tundi tagasi

    I work in an industry that had to cut production due to covid. Our customers are super pissed about the lack of supply.
    Imagine $10/pound prices for chicken that is rarely even available. How would the public react to that?
    You can reduce production, sure, but people will have to eat less also.
    Try telling people they can't eat because the producers can't produce. Let me know who that goes over.

  • J CR

    J CR

    8 tundi tagasi

    This country thinks seven dollars an hour is a living wage while touting we are number one in the world. It’s just modernized slavery.

  • General Delivery

    General Delivery

    8 tundi tagasi

    ...& community-wide antibacterial resistance and + substance / domestic violence rates

  • Alfatazer _

    Alfatazer _

    8 tundi tagasi

    Yet another of episode of "America is a shitty place to live in if you're poor with John Oliver."

  • Thomas Turner

    Thomas Turner

    9 tundi tagasi

    Calling this piece "meatpacking" is 100% accurate and 100% false advertisement, simultaneously. I am *slightly* disappointed.

  • Bob Ballou

    Bob Ballou

    9 tundi tagasi

    Brilliant, and hilarious, as always. And such an important and concerning issue. Thanks.

  • Olivia M

    Olivia M

    9 tundi tagasi

    How about..stop eating animals

  • H. H.

    H. H.

    9 tundi tagasi

    Why can’t they and won’t they unionize? Also robots...

  • Litego


    9 tundi tagasi

    How can a company tell a government agency in charge of workers safety to put a bag over their head to go through a factory? And why on earth would he agree to that? In ANY other first world country the factory would be shut down until a proper inspection was passed AND fined massively on top of that. This is absolutely absurd!

  • J B

    J B

    9 tundi tagasi

    I'm not going to watch this. I already know about the meat industry.
    I am assuming John Oliver is eating Bill Gates meat already.

  • PlayCJ


    9 tundi tagasi

    Jesus is this America or China wtf

  • Eric Lin

    Eric Lin

    9 tundi tagasi

    This is like....FOXCONN...

  • Landry 314

    Landry 314

    9 tundi tagasi

    Why aren't you funny anymore? The journalism is wonderful but your childish and simplistic obvious jokes are just embarrassing. Stick to journalism or make the comedy good again.

  • Susan Davis

    Susan Davis

    9 tundi tagasi

    Thank you for covering this!!!

  • Tommy


    9 tundi tagasi

    just watched this again.. outrageous! I wonder what society in 3031 will think of us now. 🥴

  • Andy Man

    Andy Man

    9 tundi tagasi

    So yes...that is indeed problem... so what can we do about it? Should we all just go vegan? Seems as impossible to avoid as Amazon at this point.

  • Nao Nao

    Nao Nao

    9 tundi tagasi

    Since I watched this video I keep getting Tyson ads.

  • Stitch The cat

    Stitch The cat

    9 tundi tagasi

    I thought that what sailors do.

  • Concerned Geek

    Concerned Geek

    9 tundi tagasi

    whelp...time to try and be vegetarian again fuck

  • NoWay Yahweh

    NoWay Yahweh

    9 tundi tagasi

    Go vegan. End all this evil horrific suffering.

  • double d

    double d

    10 tundi tagasi

    Who built the cages BOE ?

  • Chloe Collyer

    Chloe Collyer

    10 tundi tagasi

    I felt personally attacked by that Emerson blended joke.

  • Granny Xanadeoux

    Granny Xanadeoux

    10 tundi tagasi

    So thankful you are working to get the truth out

  • Astro Robison

    Astro Robison

    10 tundi tagasi

    "within the capitalist system all methods for raising the social productiveness of labour are brought about at the cost of the individual labourer; all means for the development of production transform themselves into means of domination over, and exploitation of, the producers; they mutilate the labourer into a fragment of a man, degrade him to the level of an appendage of a machine, destroy every remnant of charm in his work and turn it into a hated toil"