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 FoldersonVor 5 Minuten

    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
    소상현Vor 18 Minuten

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  • Mitchell Krouth
    Mitchell KrouthVor 19 Minuten

    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 SpyridonVor 21 Minute

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

  • Michael Spyridon
    Michael SpyridonVor 26 Minuten

    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
    Drecon84Vor Stunde

    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. 19Vor Stunde

    America dont sound so great to me

  • Happy Thoughts
    Happy ThoughtsVor Stunde

    Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest

  • Joseph Roland
    Joseph RolandVor Stunde

    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 mooneyVor 2 Stunden

    anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?

  • Joseph Roland
    Joseph RolandVor 2 Stunden

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

  • VP
    VPVor 2 Stunden

    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 ContrerasVor 4 Stunden

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

  • L Lamoy
    L LamoyVor 4 Stunden

    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 WhiteVor 5 Stunden

    Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?

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  • Jojo Toto
    Jojo TotoVor 6 Stunden

    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 JanuškaVor 7 Stunden

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

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    nathanial merwinVor 9 Stunden

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  • Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast
    Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcastVor 10 Stunden

    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
    rckblzr12Vor 10 Stunden

    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
    AkVor 11 Stunden

    6:24 lmao ironic

  • Liana H
    Liana HVor 11 Stunden

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

  • John Alexander Singleton
    John Alexander SingletonVor 12 Stunden

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

  • SpaceViking
    SpaceVikingVor 14 Stunden

    America slipping down the slope. Sad.

  • Jake Skelington
    Jake SkelingtonVor 14 Stunden

    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
    n3rdm4nVor 16 Stunden

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

  • mydoggotshavedtoday
    mydoggotshavedtodayVor 16 Stunden

    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 CircusVor 16 Stunden

    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 NihilVor 17 Stunden

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

  • Michael Johanson
    Michael JohansonVor 17 Stunden

    11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show

  • Wedding DJ Rob Soundz
    Wedding DJ Rob SoundzVor 18 Stunden

    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 SinghVor 18 Stunden

    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_IslandVor 19 Stunden

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

  • Some Guy From The Internet
    Some Guy From The InternetVor 20 Stunden

    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

    Vor 13 Stunden

    The don’t

  • jonescity
    jonescityVor 21 Stunde

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

  • Zakkuya
    ZakkuyaVor 21 Stunde

    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 HarrisonVor 22 Stunden

    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 KuklinskiVor 22 Stunden

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

  • Moon Memento
    Moon MementoVor 22 Stunden

    it's totally our country.

  • Nob ody
    Nob odyVor 22 Stunden

    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 MitchamVor 23 Stunden

    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
    thecraftycreeperVor 23 Stunden

    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

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    Steven EvansVor Tag


  • George State
    George StateVor Tag

    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
    BanXxX69Vor Tag

    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 TarantiniVor Tag

    I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.

  • Drops2cents
    Drops2centsVor Tag

    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 xVor Tag

    Thank God I'm not from the States😖

  • BanefulLeaf x
    BanefulLeaf xVor Tag

    When a company says we're family, RUN!

  • Tharun Sonti
    Tharun SontiVor Tag

    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 SayersVor Tag

    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 KnightVor Tag

    John Oliver is garbage.

  • Cdsnz 23

    Cdsnz 23

    Vor Tag

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

  • Kyle Knight

    Kyle Knight

    Vor Tag

    @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

    Vor Tag

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

  • Fakn Lars
    Fakn LarsVor Tag

    The US = 3rd world

  • Meban Kharkongor
    Meban KharkongorVor Tag

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

  • Laine La Cava
    Laine La CavaVor Tag

    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
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  • Linda John
    Linda JohnVor Tag

    Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.

  • Velvet Thunder
    Velvet ThunderVor Tag

    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 VVor Tag

    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 VVor Tag

    Is this still a comedy show?

  • Mamanicole I
    Mamanicole IVor Tag

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

  • Pearl The Spinster
    Pearl The SpinsterVor Tag

    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 TanVor Tag

    Do a segment on teacher’s union!

  • Sekai
    SekaiVor Tag

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

  • SemiEinstein
    SemiEinsteinVor Tag

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

  • Agnes Burton
    Agnes BurtonVor Tag

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  • DeepFried OhioGravy
    DeepFried OhioGravyVor Tag

    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 DillerVor Tag

    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
    1844junkercarsVor Tag


  • sasquatchize
    sasquatchizeVor Tag

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

  • Trinity Hope
    Trinity HopeVor Tag

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  • HohHoch
    HohHochVor Tag

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

  • Bass Little
    Bass LittleVor Tag

    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
    GreenDanGermanVor Tag

    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 GamingVor Tag

    Nothing will happen

  • Gerhard Adler
    Gerhard AdlerVor Tag

    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 KramerVor Tag

    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
    TheEngineeredVor Tag

    Incoming dick joke

  • ExtremeTurtle
    ExtremeTurtleVor Tag

    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
    PhoenixVor Tag

    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
    MrBogus213Vor Tag

    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 facicVor Tag

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

  • Jon Public
    Jon PublicVor Tag

    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 bVor Tag

    All because of illegals

  • Has the High Ground

    Has the High Ground

    Vor Tag

    If I may ask how?

  • Cyrus Wu
    Cyrus WuVor Tag

    costco should kick tyson products

  • pevitzachast
    pevitzachastVor Tag

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

  • Has the High Ground

    Has the High Ground

    Vor Tag

    @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

    Vor Tag

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

  • Has the High Ground

    Has the High Ground

    Vor Tag

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

  • davidveale24
    davidveale24Vor 2 Tage

    wow what a third world country

  • Zachary Andrew
    Zachary AndrewVor 2 Tage

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

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    Jacky KongVor 2 Tage

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  • Marina and The Devil
    Marina and The DevilVor 2 Tage

    Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

  • texxx outlaw
    texxx outlawVor 2 Tage

    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

    Vor 2 Tage

    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
    tbailey264Vor 2 Tage

    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

    Vor 2 Tage


  • Lauren Pau
    Lauren PauVor 2 Tage

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

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  • Matt M
    Matt MVor 2 Tage

    Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

  • Naphtali Musnyama
    Naphtali MusnyamaVor 2 Tage

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