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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  • Terry Folderson
    Terry Folderson14 минут бұрын

    Its not just meat packing plants that mishandle food just take a look at the thousands of stories that come up every month from fast food employees doing every unimaginable act under the sun to the food they're serving

  • 소상현
    소상현27 минут бұрын

    The gifted tin disappointingly whine because balance successively flap versus a obsequious macaroni. gifted, greedy cut

  • Mitchell Krouth
    Mitchell Krouth27 минут бұрын

    As an employee of a meat packing in Green Bay Wisconsin on the kill floor I witnessed many bad things which you are mentioning. In the main issue is standards slow down the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.

  • Michael Spyridon
    Michael Spyridon29 минут бұрын

    Top 3 people you don't want wearing boxes on their heads while working: Neurosurgeons Airline pilots OSHA inspectors

  • Michael Spyridon
    Michael Spyridon35 минут бұрын

    9:00 the nurse puts on bengay and sends you on your way and it's not even worth going. So apparently meat packing plants hire their nursing staff from the same pool of candidates as prisons and public schools.

  • Drecon84
    Drecon84Сағат бұрын

    I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.

  • Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19
    Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19Сағат бұрын

    America dont sound so great to me

  • Happy Thoughts
    Happy ThoughtsСағат бұрын

    Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

  • Joseph Roland
    Joseph RolandСағат бұрын

    I don't care about the working conditions of illegals. They knew what they were getting into when they came here.... illegally

  • albert mooney
    albert mooney2 сағат бұрын

    anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

  • Joseph Roland
    Joseph Roland2 сағат бұрын

    "it's just a fun fact that I'm throwing in there for no reason" lol transparent clown. Your race-baiting is obvious

  • VP
    VP2 сағат бұрын

    I love you LWT. I appreciate your show so much that I pay for it on youtube. Unfortunately I live in Canada. So I was amazed by the fact that I have access more quickly to your content using a VPN in the US where the show is up one week earlier. Could you guys please fix this? Again thank you.

  • Juan Contreras
    Juan Contreras4 сағат бұрын

    Nothing about Biden?? You are a Joke!!!

  • L Lamoy
    L Lamoy4 сағат бұрын

    I started working at one of these companies because of covid in Canada overall so far its not as bad but I haven't been working there that long so ............ idk

  • Chistian White
    Chistian White5 сағат бұрын

    Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?

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    Rosannexo1 Cantubpp75 сағат бұрын

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  • Jojo Toto
    Jojo Toto7 сағат бұрын

    American dream looks more like American nightmare ... These greedy companies want to grab more more money .These CEOs have workers' blood on their hands ...It's almost the same nightmare in European call centers and in European telecom companies

  • Vladinek Januška
    Vladinek Januška7 сағат бұрын

    American capitalism is fcked up game. People working on low positions are basicly slaves. No rights, no value, no future.

  • nathanial merwin
    nathanial merwin9 сағат бұрын

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  • Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast
    Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast10 сағат бұрын

    It is disgusting. And it's all a result of our reliance on employment for survival income creating a lever for employers to exploit workers. Go through the issues presented in this video and ask yourself, how much of this would be happening if people had a #UBI providing enough to meet their basic needs, unconditionally? Would these workers put up with this treatment? Or would they refuse such working conditions, because they can afford to, thus forcing the employers to do better? Regulations can only ever mitigate the problems created by poverty. Only eliminating poverty entirely solves these issues and so many more.

  • rckblzr12
    rckblzr1210 сағат бұрын

    Is there a legit reason why the plants put out so much food? Seems like a lot of it goes to waste in supermarkets.

  • Ak
    Ak11 сағат бұрын

    6:24 lmao ironic

  • Liana H
    Liana H12 сағат бұрын

    He did an upton sinclair's the jungle 100 years later

  • John Alexander Singleton
    John Alexander Singleton12 сағат бұрын

    yeah well you've never been to a casino then, prudes. Cancel the chicken nugget order, stat

  • SpaceViking
    SpaceViking14 сағат бұрын

    America slipping down the slope. Sad.

  • Jake Skelington
    Jake Skelington14 сағат бұрын

    I used to hang off every word this dude said. He's just like every other media outlet. Half the truth, half misleading information. Not necessarily a lie, just misleading. On that note, this is all unfortunately very true, but doesn't describe the half of it...

  • n3rdm4n
    n3rdm4n16 сағат бұрын

    > a product that is wildly popular in this country Watching woke people trying to sound smart?

  • mydoggotshavedtoday
    mydoggotshavedtoday16 сағат бұрын

    There is no way around what we have to do: 1) Pay more for meat 2) EAT LESS MEAT I have been vegan for 4 years. You all don't need to go vegan, but we absolutely have to decentralize this industry. This is not new information, come on..Eat less meat, shop locally at farmers markets (if possible), vote/ communicate on/ with local politicians, and have the difficult conversations. Change happens slowly

  • Ant Circus
    Ant Circus16 сағат бұрын

    This is what happens when you have an almost completely ununionized workforce and if they have a union it's too weak to do anything.

  • Numinous Nihil
    Numinous Nihil17 сағат бұрын

    Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free

  • Michael Johanson
    Michael Johanson17 сағат бұрын

    11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

  • Wedding DJ Rob Soundz
    Wedding DJ Rob Soundz18 сағат бұрын

    Or we could fix our broken food system altogether and move towards more plant-based, which is not only healthier, more just and better for our struggling planet but which would solve the problems explained in this video as a mere side-effect.

  • Manvir Singh
    Manvir Singh18 сағат бұрын

    I've been following you for years!!!!! When would you make a video about farmer protests in India? Ignore if you already have :)

  • Johnny_Island
    Johnny_Island19 сағат бұрын

    Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?

  • Some Guy From The Internet
    Some Guy From The Internet20 сағат бұрын

    The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void has been worse, to a point I can't even watch anymore. Maybe this clip talking about something that isn't Trump and republicans is a sign the show is going back to being more informative instead of just another show of people's angry opinions.

  • Vergin Meats

    Vergin Meats

    13 сағат бұрын

    The don’t

  • jonescity
    jonescity21 сағат бұрын

    Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.

  • Zakkuya
    Zakkuya21 сағат бұрын

    The industry that treats lives as a product doesn't care about its workers?? Whaaat??? I'm all for John's suggestions of strongly regulating these factories, but realistically, this industry needs to lose its subsidies and fade out.

  • Joan Harrison
    Joan Harrison22 сағат бұрын

    Thank you, John Oliver, for bringing the evils of meatpacking to light. For more information on meatpacking, including what the animals suffer leading up to it, read Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry, by Karen Davis, and Slaughterhouse, by Gail A. Eisnitz.

  • Richard Kuklinski
    Richard Kuklinski23 сағат бұрын

    “Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.

  • Moon Memento
    Moon Memento23 сағат бұрын

    it's totally our country.

  • Nob ody
    Nob ody23 сағат бұрын

    Batheooms: u go before u start work and on ur break even if u dont have to go. That's how u train ur body when it's time to go. Hands hurt: take some tylenol. Construction works always hurt. That's what we do.

  • Harmony Mitcham
    Harmony Mitcham23 сағат бұрын

    I would never work a job that didnt allow you time to go to the bathroom, its ridiculous that people allow this, I understand the need for money but honestly its not worth it, your safety and health is more important.

  • thecraftycreeper
    thecraftycreeper23 сағат бұрын

    I'm in Iowa and I'm disgusted at Tysons for this and also I'm surprised i did not hear about this sooner and the reason i am so disgusted is not only the behavior but also since pork incredibly important to Iowa since it is the corn and pork state and this behavior in a pork packing factory is unacceptable especially in Iowa

  • Steven Evans
    Steven EvansКүн бұрын


  • George State
    George StateКүн бұрын

    16:21.. now fore real.. how the fuck can a funeral cost more than 15k USD or whatereve the fk currency you want to convert to ?!?!?!

  • BanXxX69
    BanXxX69Күн бұрын

    05:39 I think I just lost my faith in humanity knowing these things are already happening in a 2nd world country...

  • Luis Tarantini
    Luis TarantiniКүн бұрын

    I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

  • Drops2cents
    Drops2centsКүн бұрын

    Gee, that guinea pig acts quite like my two toms when they're playfully fighting and chasing each other on the lawn around our house! :-)

  • BanefulLeaf x
    BanefulLeaf xКүн бұрын

    Thank God I'm not from the States😖

  • BanefulLeaf x
    BanefulLeaf xКүн бұрын

    When a company says we're family, RUN!

  • Tharun Sonti
    Tharun SontiКүн бұрын

    No surprise that an industry that commodifies animal life for profit cares little for the lives of its human employees. Treating them as disposable inputs. While pretending they're "family".. An abusive family. This is why I switched to eating plants . Preserve your humanity and conscience.

  • Emma Sayers
    Emma SayersКүн бұрын

    Disclaimer: I'm a vegetarian with vegan leanings. I am not against people eating meat, per se, but I am definitely against animal death camps and related processes. Clearly, it is bad for the animals, that's a no-brainer, but rather than wanting to point my finger at meat eaters, I would invite them to get their meat produce from more ethical sources. Sure, it will be more expensive, but less meat in your diet is healthier for you and better for the environment and ultimately better for the demographics that end up in the squalid jobs (faux slavery) shown here.

  • Kyle Knight
    Kyle KnightКүн бұрын

    John Oliver is garbage.

  • Cdsnz 23

    Cdsnz 23

    Күн бұрын

    Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos

  • Kyle Knight

    Kyle Knight

    Күн бұрын

    @Anurag Chakraborty i used to like his segments but his comedy just dont do it anymore unfortunately. Idk just my opinion

  • Anurag Chakraborty

    Anurag Chakraborty

    Күн бұрын

    Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.

  • Fakn Lars
    Fakn LarsКүн бұрын

    The US = 3rd world

  • Meban Kharkongor
    Meban KharkongorКүн бұрын

    You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂

  • Laine La Cava
    Laine La CavaКүн бұрын

    The comedy writing on this show has really gone to shit, but the content is still interesting....even if nothing will ever change.

  • Ethan Bondick
    Ethan BondickКүн бұрын

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  • Linda John
    Linda JohnКүн бұрын

    Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

  • Velvet Thunder
    Velvet ThunderКүн бұрын

    I won't stay in a company if my boss starts the speech with ' we are a family'. No I am not, I am here for money. 🤷🏻

  • Bee V
    Bee VКүн бұрын

    I just wanted to say it was a sad move to feature the old man dying of covid just to push your point. Really low. The man must have been close to 80 already, just to feature him to push your cause. So low. Not funny at all.

  • Bee V
    Bee VКүн бұрын

    Is this still a comedy show?

  • Mamanicole I
    Mamanicole IКүн бұрын

    I thought slavery was abolished in America 155 years ago? Some world leader😧😧😧😧😧😧

  • Pearl The Spinster
    Pearl The SpinsterКүн бұрын

    I stopped eating tyson back in 2009. It always made my stomach upset and i just think that chicken should not be that big. One chicken breast can be cut into 4, or if you are really hungry 2. No matter how much you season it tasted like rubbery crap.

  • Wayne Tan
    Wayne TanКүн бұрын

    Do a segment on teacher’s union!

  • Sekai
    SekaiКүн бұрын

    i watch this what can we do? instead of bozos storming the capital for stupid reasons storm the capital for reasons like this!

  • SemiEinstein
    SemiEinsteinКүн бұрын

    John! Please cover the Myanmar situation, we all need to hear about it

  • Agnes Burton
    Agnes BurtonКүн бұрын

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  • DeepFried OhioGravy
    DeepFried OhioGravyКүн бұрын

    I'm glad to see that our gov't changed so much ever since Upton Sinclair wrote about the horrors of the meat-packing industry in 1904... What...? Oh... Nevermind...

  • Sandy Diller
    Sandy DillerКүн бұрын

    Grateful that a horrendous colonoscopy 14 years ago made me go plant-based. I got to thinking about fast food. What if meat cost, say $50 for 1/4 lb of whatever? Then the very people who can’t afford to have Type ll Diabetes, heart disease, etc. would find that eating whole-food-plant-based 99% of the time would eliminate those diseases. Three films (no judgement!!!) I’d recommend include “What the Health,” “The Game Changers,” and “Forks Over Knives.”

  • 1844junkercars
    1844junkercarsКүн бұрын


  • sasquatchize
    sasquatchizeКүн бұрын

    Sounds too much like my current factory job making FUCKING hot tubs/spas

  • Trinity Hope
    Trinity HopeКүн бұрын

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  • HohHoch
    HohHochКүн бұрын

    I feel like there's a whole book about this...

  • Bass Little
    Bass LittleКүн бұрын

    There has to be a Democrat in office for this guy to talk about the things that matter. Glad he is back I can finally watch this show again

  • GreenDanGerman
    GreenDanGermanКүн бұрын

    That's why my hard earned money isn't going to the meat industry anymore. I want plant-based companies to thrive and create alternative no-risk jobs for those people.

  • BigPiece Gaming
    BigPiece GamingКүн бұрын

    Nothing will happen

  • Gerhard Adler
    Gerhard AdlerКүн бұрын

    Anything that has to do with meat is disgusting. Be it breeding, slaughter, packaging or whatever. All good reasons to stop eating meat.

  • Johan Kramer
    Johan KramerКүн бұрын

    10:40 that guy looks like the whitest whitey mcWhitey Racist ever born on this Planet. and his Company is called "PILGRIMS PRIDE"??? wooooooowwww

  • TheEngineered
    TheEngineeredКүн бұрын

    Incoming dick joke

  • ExtremeTurtle
    ExtremeTurtleКүн бұрын

    That’s strange I do commercial roofing and any safety rule broken is 130k fine. We just had a guy fall of a roof. 40 feet. He broke both his arms and a few ribs. We got fined 150k

  • Phoenix
    PhoenixКүн бұрын

    I've said it before and will say it again: if your place of work uses the exact same indoctrination language as a murder-suicide cult, ala "family", GET OUT. They will work you to death with no regard for anything except their own company's appearance.

  • MrBogus213
    MrBogus213Күн бұрын

    I live in the county in which the JBS plant is located. The vast majority of citizens here are absolutely brainwashed by the republican lie machine and their corporate overlords. It's genuinely sad and terrifying.

  • sead facic
    sead facicКүн бұрын

    Oh crap Jaime! Not you too?!??! Stop acting like you have live audience and start beiing your self. Just stop. Please.

  • Jon Public
    Jon PublicКүн бұрын

    Only the oligarchs will be able to eat real meat. The rest of us will eat processed soldier fly protein (maggots) or estrogen-saturated "Impossible Burgers" to neuter us. Welcome to the Reset.

  • B b
    B bКүн бұрын

    All because of illegals

  • Has the High Ground

    Has the High Ground

    Күн бұрын

    If I may ask how?

  • Cyrus Wu
    Cyrus WuКүн бұрын

    costco should kick tyson products

  • pevitzachast
    pevitzachast2 күн бұрын

    Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

  • Has the High Ground

    Has the High Ground

    Күн бұрын

    @PB & J a lot of people don’t understand what social justice mean and believe it to just be “those crazy leftist Karen’s” social justice is just treating people humanely and abiding by societal standards.

  • PB & J

    PB & J

    Күн бұрын

    As if calling out meat packing plants, for treating people inhumanely, isn't social justice

  • Has the High Ground

    Has the High Ground

    Күн бұрын

    Well that’s his thing this what you’re watching now is social justice.

  • davidveale24
    davidveale242 күн бұрын

    wow what a third world country

  • Zachary Andrew
    Zachary Andrew2 күн бұрын

    I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

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  • Marina and The Devil
    Marina and The Devil2 күн бұрын

    Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

  • texxx outlaw
    texxx outlaw2 күн бұрын

    if anyone really cared they would just stop buying chicken. oh yeah you cant your eating that same chicken right no as you read this comment all greasy handed and shit.

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    2 күн бұрын

    The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  • tbailey264
    tbailey2642 күн бұрын

    Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country

  • Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    2 күн бұрын


  • Lauren Pau
    Lauren Pau2 күн бұрын

    The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!

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    yo mama2 күн бұрын

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    Merlin Jaeger2 күн бұрын


  • Matt M
    Matt M2 күн бұрын

    Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

  • Naphtali Musnyama
    Naphtali Musnyama2 күн бұрын

    ...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄