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. neil nelson

    neil nelson

    Pred 2 minútami

    And Americans ridicule Chinese companies and its people as if they have better working standards, yet they both have the same poor working and business culture.

  2. Rocky ROCKS

    Rocky ROCKS

    Pred 26 minútami

    This is literally my 1st time watching John Oliver and TBH he is absolutely amazing. Not a beep irritating my ears.

  3. Noah Karpinski

    Noah Karpinski

    Pred hodinou

    Factory worker here Another fun game management likes is even in states that have legalized weed, you can still be subjected to urine tests and they can fire you if you have weed in your system (even if you're not high on the job or have a medical card) Of course, they only test people after they've gotten into accidents.

  4. Kosmicpower


    Pred hodinou

    People with limited intelligence, and their disease spreading, blabbering. It's like I need a new cave and better ways.

  5. Truth Seeker

    Truth Seeker

    Pred 2 hodinami

    They should use those glove boxes user for handling nuclear material

  6. Thank you

    Thank you

    Pred 2 hodinami

    Lol people saying this is the reason to become vegan the agricultural industry isn't any better

  7. John Wolf2

    John Wolf2

    Pred 2 hodinami

    Almost all of those workers are Illegal Aliens. Just what you want; a former ISIS guy handling your food. Buy local... only.

  8. Daniel Miller

    Daniel Miller

    Pred 2 hodinami

    royal caribbean fired me but it's okay...... cheryl vanni. there is always suicide. hey does anyone ever remember talking to a DANIEL FROM OREGON. I HAVE A KNIFE AND A BOTTLE OF PILLS AND A BOTTLE OF BLOOD RED WINE> amber tierney

  9. jenelle ward

    jenelle ward

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  10. 3rdaxis


    Pred 3 hodinami

    Hey John. Maybe we should be talking about everything that Joe Biden promised us in his campaign like um... THE FUCKING $2000 STIMULOUS CHECK??!!??!! Just for fucking starters...

  11. Nathan J

    Nathan J

    Pred 3 hodinami

    Solution stop eating meat. Its bad for the environment bad for your health and inhumane.. Just stop

  12. Ri Wu

    Ri Wu

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  13. Fernando Chairez

    Fernando Chairez

    Pred 3 hodinami

    Subtle innuendo for cannibalism.

  14. Umbryonyx Gaming

    Umbryonyx Gaming

    Pred 4 hodinami

    Let’s make a what the hell list! Everyone add your favorite least favorite statement and rant to get your anger out(a little), plus I’m assembling a list of how many WTF moments there will be in this new season. Rules: you can comment on another’s to rant about that time stamp but please only post new ones, and only post one per person. Thank you!

    • Umbryonyx Gaming

      Umbryonyx Gaming

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      This one isn’t really a true one but it really caught my eye, I’m tired of being angry and I’m a sucker for wierd faces: 9:52

  15. Paul Action

    Paul Action

    Pred 5 hodinami

    If they don't like the work. They can leave... You know that concept of free choice?

    • Paul Action

      Paul Action

      Pred 4 hodinami

      @Anurag Chakraborty .. they interviewed, knew the conditions, knew the hours and knew the wages.

    • Anurag Chakraborty

      Anurag Chakraborty

      Pred 4 hodinami

      Yeah, leave the job and end up with no money, and when you need a stimulus check to get through, you are told by rich people that you do not need it.

  16. ike eki

    ike eki

    Pred 7 hodinami

    it is easy to avoid meat. we must reduce meat consumption: if you cannot eliminate meat from your diet, boycott companies like Tyson that hurt permanently disable their employees so badly.

  17. Brenda Johnson

    Brenda Johnson

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  18. Brenda Johnson

    Brenda Johnson

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  19. Robyn Latham

    Robyn Latham

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  20. Nunna Yrbznz

    Nunna Yrbznz

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  21. Eternal2401


    Pred 8 hodinami

    Anyone else here expecting more rat erotica?

  22. clark loeffler

    clark loeffler

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  23. Allison Castro

    Allison Castro

    Pred 8 hodinami

    Bitcoin is the future, Investing in it now will be the wisest thing to do especially with the current rise

    • Katie Rolphe

      Katie Rolphe

      Pred 8 hodinami

      No doubt Expert Lauren has brought me out of the wrenches and to a better living through trading options and I encourage newbies to trade with her

    • Katie Rolphe

      Katie Rolphe

      Pred 8 hodinami

      @Bennett Hilbert Yes I'm a living testimony of Mrs Lauren her strategy December is enormous.

    • Bennett Hilbert

      Bennett Hilbert

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      heard too many recommendions already, How can I reach out to Expert Lauren??!

    • Robert Jasmine

      Robert Jasmine

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      My first investment with Mrs Lauren gave me profit over $23,000 US dollars and ever since then she has never failed to deliver.

    • Russell Bryan

      Russell Bryan

      Pred 8 hodinami

      @Theresa Tracy Wow that's awesome and huge 😯

  24. krista mccoy

    krista mccoy

    Pred 9 hodinami

    The ultra group concretely paste because mice dentsply deserve as a filthy report. lean, scrawny hot

  25. Raj Kro

    Raj Kro

    Pred 9 hodinami

    this is a waste of time

  26. Jernej Demšar

    Jernej Demšar

    Pred 9 hodinami

    The more the sociopath, the better the capitalist. Sociopathy should find its way on a list or two.

  27. Pascal Gienger

    Pascal Gienger

    Pred 9 hodinami

    "The US has such bad meat packing workers conditions" Germany with Tönnies: *Hold my beer..."

  28. Gue


    Pred 10 hodinami

    Since you are now family, I'm expecting you to work for free. /s

  29. Sam


    Pred 10 hodinami

    The documentary "Holy Chicken" ties into this very well. Fuck big chicken

  30. Osama Samaha

    Osama Samaha

    Pred 10 hodinami

    Jason sent me!

  31. Hunter Oldfield

    Hunter Oldfield

    Pred 10 hodinami

    Jason sent me!

  32. Melanie George

    Melanie George

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    The quaint chalk immediately empty because brush unfortunately strengthen alongside a abrupt change. soggy, rude employee

  33. Deb J

    Deb J

    Pred 11 hodinami

    Shut them down. #endspeciesism

  34. lawrence goonan

    lawrence goonan

    Pred 11 hodinami

    I'm definitely switching to beyond meat now. Thanks John. Love ya

  35. Kly


    Pred 11 hodinami

    Yeah I stopped watching after the Texas worker comp stuff. That level of exploitation is beyond ridiculous.

  36. Bijoy Roychowdhury

    Bijoy Roychowdhury

    Pred 11 hodinami

    There are so many grim unfair things happening in the world, usually perpetrated by politicians, big businesses and corrupt bureaucracy, this show wil never run out of things to talk about.

  37. M Balazs

    M Balazs

    Pred 12 hodinami

    18:20 conclusion question should be is this really 2021 nor 1890?

  38. Kevin Munger

    Kevin Munger

    Pred 12 hodinami

    It is scary to think about people whom don't know the meaning of ....

  39. Hope Canaday

    Hope Canaday

    Pred 12 hodinami

    Hey, could John Oliver and the team do research on Garrett Gunderson and his financial books? Or about FIRE vs Cash Flow Banking. Is Garrett a scam? I'm so confused. And there's only so much research one person can do... HELP!

  40. hellman favereua

    hellman favereua

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  41. Halcyon Herascarter

    Halcyon Herascarter

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    the jungle was written 115 yrs ago by the way

  42. M Balazs

    M Balazs

    Pred 12 hodinami

    1:06 correction humans are the top of the food chain :D I love this show

  43. DoubleComplex


    Pred 13 hodinami

    Just had a fight with some asshole conservative who says people should find employment elsewhere if they don't like how their employer treats them. This clip couldn't be more relevant to why human rights are essential to the labor force.

  44. Matthew Cisneros

    Matthew Cisneros

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    The telling mexico spindly cough because segment critically retire sans a abrasive politician. lacking, puzzled couch

  45. Aayden Finnigan

    Aayden Finnigan

    Pred 13 hodinami

    Every lobbyist looks the same lol

    • niduoe stre

      niduoe stre

      Pred 12 hodinami

      But I thought capitalism was the best?? Don’t like their working conditions? Then don’t work there and don’t buy their products. “Sarcasm”

  46. 357CLOUDY Black Feather

    357CLOUDY Black Feather

    Pred 13 hodinami

    Which are better than the other?

    • niduoe stre

      niduoe stre

      Pred 12 hodinami

      dumpster fire america. start a war and china will invade you instant.

  47. Justin Opperman

    Justin Opperman

    Pred 13 hodinami

    All big business manual labor jobs operate this way. It is the American Way!

  48. TomyLobo


    Pred 13 hodinami

    Americans, this is why your chicken are chlorinated and why we don't want them.

  49. American Citizen

    American Citizen

    Pred 13 hodinami

    Thank you john Oliver! Love the owl note, the deity is prominent in the ruling elites reverence.

  50. Campbell Baylee

    Campbell Baylee

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    The callous care lily sprout because nephew continuously admit vice a hideous high bite. spotless, organic tadpole

  51. Petar Dragiyski

    Petar Dragiyski

    Pred 14 hodinami

    No body care for those workers and that will not change and no matter how much noise there is no body cares. I worked in the UK for a stock take company on a so called "0 hours" contract and sometimes I was working for more then 30 consecutive days without a day off, many times my shifts were longer then 16 hours without been paid extra time and with a total disregard to health and safety.

  52. Nicolin Rucker

    Nicolin Rucker

    Pred 14 hodinami

    Me:wait, why would immigrants be reluctant to report problems with employment... ohhhh, he means "undocumented immigrants"... right.

  53. Danny Beane

    Danny Beane

    Pred 14 hodinami

    Not sure how I should feel that when he mentioned "other employees well being" and showed a woman my mind immediately went to sexual harassment.

  54. Dave Neave

    Dave Neave

    Pred 14 hodinami

    as someone who used to work for a JBS plant, i can attest to their working conditions being shit. i would be the ONLY one on the line that would never get bathroom breaks. luckily i was fired because I WENT BLIND on one of my eyes due to an MS flare up

  55. Dawn Nona

    Dawn Nona

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    The flashy wire methodically license because jellyfish peroperativly pause besides a unaccountable pear. tacky, shivering math

  56. Daniel D

    Daniel D

    Pred 15 hodinami

    Many meat packing workers are also not actually paid anything because they are in a work-rehab program and the drug rehabilitation program gets the money that would be paid to the workers.

  57. jesus meillon

    jesus meillon

    Pred 15 hodinami

    the jungle book upton sinclair

  58. DarkownerMinimalist


    Pred 15 hodinami

    vote with you wallet turd. boycot = gg

  59. Adolfo Jayme Barrientos

    Adolfo Jayme Barrientos

    Pred 15 hodinami

    10:25 Oooooh, this stung

  60. DarkownerMinimalist


    Pred 15 hodinami

    dumpster fire america. start a war and china will invade you instant.

  61. leonxl


    Pred 16 hodinami

    But I thought capitalism was the best?? Don’t like their working conditions? Then don’t work there and don’t buy their products. “Sarcasm”

  62. Mario


    Pred 16 hodinami

    I bet John Oliver likes "Open Borders" policies. That is where Tyson gets their employees. You can't have it both ways.

  63. Meinbher Pieg

    Meinbher Pieg

    Pred 16 hodinami

    Humans treat animals like stock and machines. Humans are animals. Do the math.

  64. Mario


    Pred 16 hodinami

    My favorite Dr. Seuss book was (The Cat's Quizzer) "Are you Smarter than the Cat in the Hat?" I know now, thanks to Joe Biden, poor kids are just as smart as the cat in the hat. Another favorite of mine was... If I Ran The Zoo. That is the book Joe Biden is currently reading, in order to run the Democratic Party, and Government.

  65. Kaylin


    Pred 16 hodinami

    Idk- I must have poor taste? I thought that house and bathroom were gorgeous 😂

  66. The Mighty Sagetto

    The Mighty Sagetto

    Pred 17 hodinami

    At least he removed his gloves and put em back on after. Nobody ..well at least most I know don't appreciate dick flavored chicken

  67. Michael Enderfitnessvlog

    Michael Enderfitnessvlog

    Pred 17 hodinami

    In 1998 i worked for seaboard farms of Athens Georgia it was horrible. I wanted to live down south but there weren't many jobs I could do at 19.

  68. FerdinandFake


    Pred 18 hodinami

    Seriously youtube? John fing Oliver?? Get outta here with this bullshit, dropping his annoying rants into my autoplay is assaulting my ears.

  69. Ian Einstein

    Ian Einstein

    Pred 19 hodinami

    That Purdue Farms commercial had me rolling! Bloody memorable, too. Honestly, I'd call that a good ad. It got the viewer's attention, held it, and slapped them with the product so hard it was headspinning! Not to mention, it left me wanting more... Like, I need to know what happened. Is the dog gonna be okay?

  70. Galador


    Pred 19 hodinami

    I honestly believe the US could profit so much if they installed a multiparty systwm instead of the two party system. That would be great to cut down on corruption and bring competition of great ideas and not just money

  71. quemaspana


    Pred 20 hodinami

    I wish every other sentence out of Johns mouth wasn't so foul. Its a bit over the top and makes it unsharable with 50% of my friends who really need to see this.

  72. Matthew Scott

    Matthew Scott

    Pred 20 hodinami

    Its amazing to me that this country still even functions with the way people treat one another.



    Pred 20 hodinami

    It's "Do You Want Lies With That" The Infinite Loop

  74. Ambambalam


    Pred 20 hodinami

    admittedly I laughed at some of my family catching covid so maybe tyson feels the same way. fuck you aunt sharon.

  75. Planeta Curioso

    Planeta Curioso

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    The clammy mine additionly object because goal roughly march beyond a ludicrous bicycle. lucky, oafish squirrel

  76. James Smith

    James Smith

    Pred 21 hodinou

    I think the bigger issue here is the " MEAT " our SLAVEMASTERS are using to allow them to stay in power. From our, I mean THEIR armed forces, be it the military to commando police forces, when will people stop joining these terrorists. What a rotten world we live, anything goes for PROFIT, we've been brainwashed to believe this.

  77. Jon Dough

    Jon Dough

    Pred 21 hodinou

    MAGA! Best 3rd world country in the universe!!

  78. Afqwa


    Pred 21 hodinou

    2:57 That is some kind of nightmare smoking gun. Holy shit. Nothing says you're knowingly and maliciously negligent like taking bets on the health and safety of your workers.

  79. Tom Meyer

    Tom Meyer

    Pred 22 hodinami

    Just when you thought Amazon was at the bottom of the barrel of working conditions in US capitalism, this industry easily takes that spot. This is what happens when labor becomes a commodity.

  80. Nen


    Pred 23 hodinami

    The American dream only happens while alseep.

  81. John Lee

    John Lee

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  82. Shawn Cole Standiford

    Shawn Cole Standiford

    Pred 23 hodinami

    Why is it that the most toxic places to work use the term 'family'? Has any good ever come from it other than an expectation of cult-like adherence to the insane politics of a messed up workplace?

  83. Mara Singer

    Mara Singer

    Pred 23 hodinami

    I feel like we should start sending raisin bombers to the USA. they're obviously a country in crisis.

  84. Jack Walker

    Jack Walker

    Pred 23 hodinami

    Covid is a serious wake up call that our country is just as fucked up as the 3rd world countries we exploit.

  85. jay cao

    jay cao

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  86. Age of Reason

    Age of Reason

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    American is a lost cause. It's over.

  87. Linescrew1


    Pred dňom

    Next we will discover the vegetable packing industry is worse!

  88. Liam Manning

    Liam Manning

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    The callous kamikaze biologically waste because shears neurophysiologically educate like a spiteful afghanistan. ambitious, doubtful turn

  89. Yvette Newell

    Yvette Newell

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    I wasn’t sure whether to like or dislike. The information was invaluable but . . . DAMN😡🤬🤯

  90. W Martinez

    W Martinez

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    Many immigrants we dont find too bad because it's good job compared

  91. L J

    L J

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    Amazon does the same thing, if you get hurt you go to their amcare and see if they can help you first. The workers comp doctors are so bad.

  92. Jake Day Williams

    Jake Day Williams

    Pred dňom

    If only we could all make our living being a comedian.

  93. L J

    L J

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    Who one the bet??

  94. wattersm


    Pred dňom

    "Our employees are our most valuable asset." Yeah, well, how much are you paying them?

  95. Adrien Pinard

    Adrien Pinard

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  96. Sven


    Pred dňom

    Why am I getting this video recommended so aggressively? It autoplayed the third time just now.

  97. JFred 517

    JFred 517

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    Man. You learn that going to the nurse for next to nothing is just the norm in like middle school PE. Im not suprised this stuff happens professionally too.

  98. Marcos


    Pred dňom

    Sounds like Amazon. Lets not forget that JBS already is in a corruption scandal in Brasil. If you have never been to Gainsville GA i encourage you to take tour and ask around. Medical centers remind me of the cruise industry. Good ol Ibuprofen.

  99. Michael Raad

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  100. Sean Cullen

    Sean Cullen

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    How the fuck can a funeral cost $15K? Just throw me in the trash when I die and take yourself on a nice holiday instead.