Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

21. feb.. 2021
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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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  • Diseased country

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  • Meat is murder.... even for the people who make it I guess

    sharxorsharxor20 timer siden
  • Kind of curious how many people have been in one of these plants.

    KISSMYACE3203KISSMYACE320320 timer siden
  • are you seriously surprised a bunch of old white dudes in the south don't want to pay and look after their workers?

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  • more then ever, glad to be vegetarian

    DholocronKeeperDholocronKeeperDag siden
  • Well if I wasn’t already radicalised before watching this I would be now. Corporations are the plague of this world

    PalmyrePalmyreDag siden
  • When do we stop having managers?!

    PalmyrePalmyreDag siden
  • When companies claim family status, you know they just wanna fuck you over.

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  • America is worse than China by the looks of it. If you are poor in America, you better go live somewhere else. It really sucks.

    Alessandro FilippiAlessandro Filippi2 dager siden
  • I work for a meat processing business. I get paid great and our company has taken very good care of all of us. Not Tyson, but it's a very large company. I don't know how Tyson does their thing, but our company has given us multiple pay raises, provided PPE, testing and started medical leave before the government required it. We've gotten bonuses, they pay for our medical insurance. The whole nine. So, I'm just saying it's unfair to label the entire industry this way.

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  • This may not work for everyone but I suggest buying local. I use to search and bought a chest freezer

    SilverSilver2 dager siden
  • Tuckwit Carlson.

    Kerri L.Kerri L.3 dager siden
  • What is a "blank $10,000 check"?

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  • US is the worst first world country

    VideoviewerVideoviewer3 dager siden
  • Everything he says is true and it’s not nearly as bad as it really. The meat processing companies have the plant workers backs against the walls as well as the farmers contracted to them. It’s hard to imagine worst working conditions except for a war zone a concentration camp or a Haitian prison.

    Holland GreenHolland Green3 dager siden
  • The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

    T LindsayT Lindsay3 dager siden
  • Fun fact!: In 2008 or 9, I had cooked a grocery store brand chicken patty and put it on a hamburger bun with ketchup and was eating it for lunch. I bit down on something that was in the chicken patty that wasn't meat. I pulled it out of my mouth and looked at it. It very much in appearance and feel resembled a acrylic fingernail. I immediately lost my appetite and threw away the rest of my sandwich. A week later I threw the rest of bag of chicken patties into the woods behind the house, having not eaten another one and coming to the conclusion that I never would. I've never bought another bag of chicken patties of that brand. After this video, I'm more convinced that I've probably eaten part of someone's finger. We stopped buying anything from Tyson after the story about the managers placing bets.

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  • You forgot Betty White on that list.

    Alexn AndumAlexn Andum4 dager siden
  • 5:18 I’m mad they used “oink hub” instead of fucking pork hub or pornhog or some shit

    Joshua CabezasJoshua Cabezas4 dager siden
  • 30 years. That man gave up 30 years of his life and they sold him out over being too cheap to follow safety protocol. My chest hurts.

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  • Awww... remember when the US only had 256k dead

    Mimi 78Mimi 784 dager siden
  • Worst part is that on top of all this they have to cut dead birds into pieces hundreds, if not thousands of times per day

    Ethan GatenbyEthan Gatenby4 dager siden
  • it's insane how we have gotten to the point in history where we care more about how the animals in the meat industry than the actual people who work in it... *facepalm*

    Hannah MorriseyHannah Morrisey4 dager siden
  • this reeks of the Koch Bros

    Jeff KalytaJeff Kalyta6 dager siden
  • As a factory worker I can confirm yeah shits fucked up man, I got second degree burns all over my left hand when I was 22 and they tried to stop me from going to the hospital, kept demanding I admit it was my own fault and that I wouldn’t be able to get workmans comp for it, and then made me go to a doctor hand picked by the factory who they could then had a company liaison sit in on all my appointments taking away any doctor patient confidentiality because they were looking to fire me and hoping I’d fail a drug test or get something else to document on me

    Cody McCollumCody McCollum7 dager siden
  • Now I am not a expert on food processing logistics and pricing. But for a 1.5$ 5$ a hog 20$ a cow all these employees could be provided with fair and equitable healthcare/ insurance policy. A increase in pay and better working conditions with a little to spare.

    Taylor JohnsonTaylor Johnson7 dager siden
  • In 1906 Upton Sinclair release his book 'The Jungle' which is eerily like this video despite the 114 year gap!

    Avraham GoodmanAvraham Goodman7 dager siden
  • What solutions are there for changing how companies and corporations are fined for worker deaths? I'm sure we start getting into utilitarian territory when we start to think about what the value of a life is, so things can get gray and arbitrary. I have seen in the comments how Finland fines parking violators on a percentage basis as opposed to one of lump sums. Germany implements a ramp-up policy where the fine increases as the number of days an employee can't work increases; the slope here is variable depending on the situation (or something similar to this policy). From looking at it first hand, percentages seem to be the way to go. The more money you make, an hence the more power you accumulate, the harder the fall, more responsibilities there are, and more money you have to cough up. The problem here arises when you look at monopolistic industries where 1 company dominates the landscape, as well as the specific type of industry. What comes to mind are electric utilities. Depending on the scale of the catastrophe, the utility might be fined so hard that in order to stay afloat, they need to lay workers off, cut back which regions/communities have electricity at all, and/or overcharge their customers to make up for the fine. A better system might not be a blanket percentage fine on a company's earning, but possibly something where the percentage is variable between lowest and highest level employees. Think if a company is fined, the majority of the money to pay that fine comes from the CEO, then the next highest comes from CTOs/CFOs/COOs/etc., then business managers, department managers, project leaders, expert employees, intermediate employees, and novice employees. You'd have to figure out how to factor in merit at this point too, since the younger/less experienced worker tends to make the most failures. This solution definitely isn't perfect if I start thinking about merit. Food for though! Take care guys ✌️

    Nick SchrombeckNick Schrombeck7 dager siden
  • Meanwhile the average American citizen minding their own can pay $1500 for a forgotten speeding ticket-- just under half what s corporation racking billions got fined.... I hate this nation and look forward to witnessing the test of its pathetic spital from another country lol.

    Alexis BerardiAlexis Berardi7 dager siden
  • As a ex meat packer, End of the day the customer wants cheaper meat so we had to work harder and faster luckily I was part of a union

    The lonely GunnerThe lonely Gunner7 dager siden
  • I'm pretty sure the fast food chain I worked at had more OSHA inspections than these meat packing companies

    TheLovelylightsTheLovelylights7 dager siden
  • John is a truly compassionate human being.

    John DanielsonJohn Danielson8 dager siden
  • this is a story about the other animals in the meat farms, the workers :)

    Happy FoxHappy Fox8 dager siden
  • a "blank $10,000" check? Huh? That makes no sense, unless he's saying he accepted it and wrote in $10,000? I am confused.

    Ragabash MoonRagabash Moon8 dager siden
    • It means it has no condition or anything on it

      Francisco MackenzieFrancisco Mackenzie8 dager siden
  • I wouldn't think I would ever cry for a John Oliver video. This was hard. I'm really sorry for all those people and myself as I'm working in a similar job. I worked during the whole pandemic and still working. I felt ill a couple of times but my covid-19 test request was rejected as my "symptoms were mild". Annual pay rise skipped twice "because of the hard times for the business during the pandemic" meanwhile the business received a huge amount of business support from the government, all the head office colleagues worked from home, 70% of head office and shop managers on furlough since April 2020 and getting their 80% of salaries for zero work, some of them are working for the second job and doubled their income. Pandemic hit some of us in the working class really hard, some of us already dead, rest of us become poorer than ever before.

    Birey AnonimoğluBirey Anonimoğlu9 dager siden
  • Are you saying we are eating covid 19 infected chicken? Holy shltch covid-19 spread from human to chicken to us?

    Kema IchijouKema Ichijou9 dager siden
  • Australia has similar issues with sheep and pig factories, probably others that I’m not aware of. It’s not good.

    Amy PattieAmy Pattie9 dager siden
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  • JBS is a Brazillian company that treats its employees as badly in the Brazil as in US

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  • The meat industry is pretty much legal mobsters selling us the crappiest meat possible. No respect for employees nor for the product they sell. And the majority of people don't even give one flying fuck!

    Coen CommijsCoen Commijs10 dager siden
  • My mom had been working in construction as a flagger for over 2 years. Many times it's only with men that do not support her going to a restroom. She has had to wear diapers to keep her job.

    Sheen HunterSheen Hunter11 dager siden
  • Seriously, with everything happening, when is there gonna be a revolution?

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  • I’m a truck driver who does a lot of loads for Tyson, Purdue, Smithfield and JBS. This video only scratched the surface of how gross these places are. There’s a reason I get most of my meat from a local butcher.

    Robert HaskiellRobert Haskiell11 dager siden
  • The more I watch this show, the more I'm convinced that this is the worst country in the world

    Mellini RoseMellini Rose12 dager siden
  • Sometimes it seems as if the USA and China are really not that different

    Lawrence GoldfoxLawrence Goldfox12 dager siden
  • This genuinely made me shed a tear for those people. How could anyone treat a human being like that? It's modern slavery.

    Sebastian ThomasSebastian Thomas12 dager siden
  • How long can USA keep this up?

    FyrverkFyrverk12 dager siden
  • I've been a halfatarian for a while now, meaningly I deliberately try to make at least half my meals vegetarian. Seeing the human rights situation of these workers is a strong point in favour of further reducing meat consumption.

    BobExplainsBobExplains12 dager siden
  • When a company says "We treat our workers as family" what they mean is "We think you should prioritize us above everything else in your life in exchange for the bare minimum and we don't believe you deserve boundaries"

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  • I'm not sure that's the Chad most incels are complaining about...

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  • If anyone needs to excorsize a demon from a guinea pig: “Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus, omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio infernalis adversarii, omnis legio, omnis congregatio et secta diabolica. Ergo, omnis legio diabolica, adiuramus te…cessa decipere humanas creaturas, eisque æternæ perditionìs venenum propinare…Vade, satana, inventor et magister omnis fallaciæ, hostis humanæ salutis…Humiliare sub potenti manu Dei; contremisce et effuge, invocato a nobis sancto et terribili nomine…quem inferi tremunt…Ab insidiis diaboli, libera nos, Domine. Ut Ecclesiam tuam secura tibi facias libertate servire, te rogamus, audi nos. It wouldn't work on the Devil himself tho

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  • For reference, a cursory search puts the number of meatpacking employees at 500,000, which means that 57,543 Covid cases figure accounts for about 11.5% of the total workforce.

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  • Here's the thing, if the workers join a Union, and I strongly recommend the IWW, aka the wobblies, they can collectively bargain for their rights purely by unified lightning strikes if their demands aren't met.. So, for a start, why aren't they wearing chainmail gloves on their holding hand? It's standard H&S practice for all butchers in the UK, unless they're at a much higher grade.. Facemasks on the production line, more spacing, etc, etc.. All far quicker solved by a Union explaining the benefits of happier, safer and therefore more productive staff..

    Peter JonesPeter Jones13 dager siden
  • Rewatching this after telling my supervisor “hey my leg hurts and I can’t put a lot of weight on it right now, can I go home?” And got told “just don’t put weight on it then”

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  • That 0.0003% claim doesn't seem to be true and seems to be based either on confusing income with profit or they forgot to multiply by 100 to get the percentage. JBS's profit in 2020 was about 4.6 billion Brazillial real, which is about $830 million. $15000 is 0.002% of $826 million. Still utter peanuts, but about a hundred times more peanuts than the program claims.

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  • "You frankly only need to take a peek inside the way this industry currently operates to draw a pretty simple conclusion": Stop eating meat?

    Christian SchürchChristian Schürch14 dager siden
  • late stage capitalism

    Ronie GerberRonie Gerber14 dager siden
  • This turns me off to eating meat even more than the act of slaughter itself.

    luciddre4mluciddre4m14 dager siden
  • The workers need to overthrow and destroy these companies. That is the ONLY way we’ll ever be free from exploitation.

    Samuel JacksonSamuel Jackson14 dager siden
  • america needs goddamn unions

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  • Yet people dig their heels in about their ‘right’ to eat meat, dairy and eggs, and openly mock vegans for not wanting to participate in the food torture system. A mad, mad world we live in.

    Josie McGrawJosie McGraw15 dager siden
  • The delivery of "while a perverted owl...just watches" killed me

    Brett MartinBrett Martin15 dager siden
  • That's what happens when profit is the only important thing.

    ArgumemnonArgumemnon15 dager siden
  • We have the exact same problem in Germany.

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  • no wonder chicken is so cheap to buy

    Xavier TwilightXavier Twilight16 dager siden
  • This is exactly what happens when you allow corporate rule

    Dagorian StarkDagorian Stark16 dager siden
  • Not to mention how obese everyone is

    Kristal ReyesKristal Reyes16 dager siden
  • In Australia OHS issues are raised at a monthly meeting with management representatives and are minuted. Ohs representatives conduct hazard identification and risk assessments. If an OHS representative deems a machine or work practice unsafe they have the power to issue the company with a PIN notice (provisional improvement notice) which gives the company 2 weeks to rectify the problem or that machine or work practice is shut down. If an OHS rep deems a work practice or machine poses an immediate risk they can shut it down immediately. In both of those instances the OHS representative is required to inform the governing body (WorkSafe) immediately. As for the practice of preventing employees using the toilet, an employer would have WorkSafe all over them if they even tried that. America needs to toughen up their Labor laws.

    aussiemedia1959aussiemedia195916 dager siden
  • Put a box on your head??? How could you seriously ask someone that.

    Jeremy KirkhamJeremy Kirkham16 dager siden
  • I love John Oliver, but why did he not read out loud that Asian workers are also being exploited in this industry? When it is clearly written in the article excerpt displayed next to his head about which minority groups are affected by this?

    J HJ H16 dager siden
  • Me, who's kept essentially vegetarian my whole life due to religion: ah yes, a subject that applies to me Edit: False alarm guys, turns out as a US citizen living in the hellscape we call home, it actually DOES apply to me. Fuck

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  • 5.5K people just had their worldview AND their diet challenged

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  • Well, Meatpacking doesn’t actually cause COVID.

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  • Why does this meat 14:44 look so comical deep red as if somebody painted it red

    AniAni17 dager siden
  • Same shit in germany and Tönjes. Most of the workers there where from east european countrys and lived in flats 3-6 people in one room

    AniAni17 dager siden
    • Yea just watched all of the video. Usa still so much fucking worse jesus christ. Who neads healthcare anyway?

      AniAni17 dager siden
  • I used to work investigating compensation claims for the Australian Government. Under the legislation I was administering a worker cannot waive their rights to compensation. Even if someone forces them to sign a waiver it is not legally binding. But of course this is America where everything is f--d up, so anything goes, I guess

    Brian WalleyBrian Walley17 dager siden
  • Their employee is as valuable as their products. Completely disposable cannon-fodder

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  • This is not just this industry, it's a Western management style that seems prevalent across most industries. Just that every now and then, management at one company or industry do something bad enough to get picked up and run by the press.

    Stenman99Stenman9917 dager siden
  • That under the production line incident could have been worse -------- I love being a Vegetarian.

    BruceBruce17 dager siden
  • Lads and gentlemen, I present to you The United States of Murica.. The "greatest" country in the world.

    Nathan EllisNathan Ellis17 dager siden
  • If you make 30,000 dollars a year your fine would be .09 cents less than a dime ! let that sink in .......

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  • And this is a good reason to go vegan! Why support companies that treat workers like that

    Ivan the VeganIvan the Vegan18 dager siden
  • Industrial scale animal agriculture is deeply damaging to animals and people. Organisations which harm the environment usually don't worry too much about harming people in the process

    Darcie AndersonDarcie Anderson18 dager siden
  • This is just Capitalism at work. Not surprising, just miserable.

    Aydin OzsakinAydin Ozsakin18 dager siden
  • 30 years and never called in sick? So he came to work sick?

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