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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  1. Terry Folderson

    Terry Folderson

    28 דקות לפני

    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

  2. 소상현


    42 דקות לפני

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  3. Mitchell Krouth

    Mitchell Krouth

    42 דקות לפני

    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.

  4. Michael Spyridon

    Michael Spyridon

    44 דקות לפני

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

  5. Michael Spyridon

    Michael Spyridon

    49 דקות לפני

    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.

  6. Drecon84


    שעה לפני

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

  7. Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19

    Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19

    שעה לפני

    America dont sound so great to me

  8. Happy Thoughts

    Happy Thoughts

    2 שעות לפני

    Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

  9. Joseph Roland

    Joseph Roland

    2 שעות לפני

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

  10. albert mooney

    albert mooney

    2 שעות לפני

    anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

  11. Joseph Roland

    Joseph Roland

    2 שעות לפני

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

  12. VP


    2 שעות לפני

    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.

  13. Juan Contreras

    Juan Contreras

    5 שעות לפני

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

  14. L Lamoy

    L Lamoy

    5 שעות לפני

    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

  15. Chistian White

    Chistian White

    5 שעות לפני

    Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?

  16. Rosannexo1 Cantubpp7

    Rosannexo1 Cantubpp7

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  17. Jojo Toto

    Jojo Toto

    7 שעות לפני

    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

  18. Vladinek Januška

    Vladinek Januška

    8 שעות לפני

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

  19. nathanial merwin

    nathanial merwin

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  20. Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast

    Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast

    10 שעות לפני

    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.

  21. rckblzr12


    10 שעות לפני

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

  22. Ak


    11 שעות לפני

    6:24 lmao ironic

  23. Liana H

    Liana H

    12 שעות לפני

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

  24. John Alexander Singleton

    John Alexander Singleton

    12 שעות לפני

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

  25. SpaceViking


    14 שעות לפני

    America slipping down the slope. Sad.

  26. Jake Skelington

    Jake Skelington

    14 שעות לפני

    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...

  27. n3rdm4n


    16 שעות לפני

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

  28. mydoggotshavedtoday


    16 שעות לפני

    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

  29. Ant Circus

    Ant Circus

    17 שעות לפני

    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.

  30. Numinous Nihil

    Numinous Nihil

    17 שעות לפני

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

  31. Michael Johanson

    Michael Johanson

    17 שעות לפני

    11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

  32. Wedding DJ Rob Soundz

    Wedding DJ Rob Soundz

    18 שעות לפני

    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.

  33. Manvir Singh

    Manvir Singh

    18 שעות לפני

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

  34. Johnny_Island


    19 שעות לפני

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

  35. Some Guy From The Internet

    Some Guy From The Internet

    20 שעות לפני

    The show has always been preachy and extremely biased, but since the doing it in the void bit...it 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 שעות לפני

      The don’t

  36. jonescity


    21 שעה לפני

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

  37. Zakkuya


    21 שעה לפני

    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.

  38. Joan Harrison

    Joan Harrison

    23 שעות לפני

    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.

  39. Richard Kuklinski

    Richard Kuklinski

    23 שעות לפני

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

  40. Moon Memento

    Moon Memento

    23 שעות לפני

    it's totally our country.

  41. Nob ody

    Nob ody

    23 שעות לפני

    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.

  42. Harmony Mitcham

    Harmony Mitcham

    יום לפני

    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.

  43. thecraftycreeper


    יום לפני

    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

  44. Steven Evans

    Steven Evans

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  45. George State

    George State

    יום לפני

    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 ?!?!?!

  46. BanXxX69


    יום לפני

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

  47. Luis Tarantini

    Luis Tarantini

    יום לפני

    I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

  48. Drops2cents


    יום לפני

    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! :-)

  49. BanefulLeaf x

    BanefulLeaf x

    יום לפני

    Thank God I'm not from the States😖

  50. BanefulLeaf x

    BanefulLeaf x

    יום לפני

    When a company says we're family, RUN!

  51. Tharun Sonti

    Tharun Sonti

    יום לפני

    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.

  52. Emma Sayers

    Emma Sayers

    יום לפני

    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.

  53. Kyle Knight

    Kyle Knight

    יום לפני

    John Oliver is garbage.

    • Cdsnz 23

      Cdsnz 23

      יום לפני

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

    • Kyle Knight

      Kyle Knight

      יום לפני

      @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

      יום לפני

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

  54. Fakn Lars

    Fakn Lars

    יום לפני

    The US = 3rd world

  55. Meban Kharkongor

    Meban Kharkongor

    יום לפני

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

  56. Laine La Cava

    Laine La Cava

    יום לפני

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

  57. Ethan Bondick

    Ethan Bondick

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    Frank Zhu

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  59. Linda John

    Linda John

    יום לפני

    Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

  60. Velvet Thunder

    Velvet Thunder

    יום לפני

    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. 🤷🏻

  61. Bee V

    Bee V

    יום לפני

    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.

  62. Bee V

    Bee V

    יום לפני

    Is this still a comedy show?

  63. Mamanicole I

    Mamanicole I

    יום לפני

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

  64. Pearl The Spinster

    Pearl The Spinster

    יום לפני

    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.

  65. Wayne Tan

    Wayne Tan

    יום לפני

    Do a segment on teacher’s union!

  66. Sekai


    יום לפני

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

  67. SemiEinstein


    יום לפני

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

  68. Agnes Burton

    Agnes Burton

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  69. DeepFried OhioGravy

    DeepFried OhioGravy

    יום לפני

    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...

  70. Sandy Diller

    Sandy Diller

    יום לפני

    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.”

  71. 1844junkercars


    יום לפני


  72. sasquatchize


    יום לפני

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

  73. Trinity Hope

    Trinity Hope

    יום לפני

    The mean picture eventually load because nerve functionally sprout save a imported football. chunky, next son

  74. HohHoch


    יום לפני

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

  75. Bass Little

    Bass Little

    יום לפני

    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

  76. GreenDanGerman


    יום לפני

    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.

  77. BigPiece Gaming

    BigPiece Gaming

    יום לפני

    Nothing will happen

  78. Gerhard Adler

    Gerhard Adler

    יום לפני

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

  79. Johan Kramer

    Johan Kramer

    יום לפני

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

  80. TheEngineered


    יום לפני

    Incoming dick joke

  81. ExtremeTurtle


    יום לפני

    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

  82. Phoenix


    יום לפני

    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.

  83. MrBogus213


    יום לפני

    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.

  84. sead facic

    sead facic

    יום לפני

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

  85. Jon Public

    Jon Public

    יום לפני

    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.

  86. B b

    B b

    יום לפני

    All because of illegals

    • Has the High Ground

      Has the High Ground

      יום לפני

      If I may ask how?

  87. Cyrus Wu

    Cyrus Wu

    2 ימים לפני

    costco should kick tyson products

  88. pevitzachast


    2 ימים לפני

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

    • Has the High Ground

      Has the High Ground

      יום לפני

      @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

      יום לפני

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

    • Has the High Ground

      Has the High Ground

      יום לפני

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

  89. davidveale24


    2 ימים לפני

    wow what a third world country

  90. Zachary Andrew

    Zachary Andrew

    2 ימים לפני

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

  91. Jacky Kong

    Jacky Kong

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  92. Marina and The Devil

    Marina and The Devil

    2 ימים לפני

    Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

  93. texxx outlaw

    texxx outlaw

    2 ימים לפני

    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 ימים לפני

      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.

  94. tbailey264


    2 ימים לפני

    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 ימים לפני


  95. Lauren Pau

    Lauren Pau

    2 ימים לפני

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

  96. yo mama

    yo mama

    2 ימים לפני

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  97. Cory Levy

    Cory Levy

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  98. Merlin Jaeger

    Merlin Jaeger

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  99. Matt M

    Matt M

    2 ימים לפני

    Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

  100. Naphtali Musnyama

    Naphtali Musnyama

    2 ימים לפני

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