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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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21 feb. 2021

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polarknight 537
polarknight 537 Uur geleden
Out of hundreds of animal rights groups and vegetarians, this has made the strongest argument for going meat free to me.
Javi Rios
Javi Rios 2 uur geleden
Wow, that zimmerman part @ 6:00 Reality is going hard at South Park in 2021
Lara Smith
Lara Smith 2 uur geleden
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Xell Sunday
Xell Sunday 3 uur geleden
tbh If I lived in america and worked for any bigger company no matter what position I would also bet how many of my coworkers caught the virus cause no one wants to adhere to covid measurements. like what else do you do to escape this preapocalyptic hellhole.
Annis Patnode
Annis Patnode 4 uur geleden
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king oli
king oli 2 minuten geleden
I swear i see your bot´s everywhere lol
Carmela Lawson
Carmela Lawson 4 uur geleden
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Pashton Baha
Pashton Baha 4 uur geleden
Man US ıs really fucked up
PumpkinEskobarr
PumpkinEskobarr 5 uur geleden
😂🤣Chicken chips?! If you bought that you were shopping on an empty stomach.
PumpkinEskobarr
PumpkinEskobarr 6 uur geleden
Using the “we are a family” term on a workplace is emotional manipulation tactics. Criminals do it too. Saying we all family in this money life funding situation called work. Don’t fall for it. Especially co-workers that like to refer to you as a relative like brother/sister son/daughter whatever. Titles like that on non-relatives should take years and or some significant life-impacting events to build. The ppl that put those titles on you do so as a way to emotionally control you, forcing you to be loyal, so when they mess up you think twice about reporting them or you feel compelled to cover for them. If someone you barely know well start using that family terminology, think first “did I do enough of anything to earn that from them? Did this person skip over friend and go straight to family?” Suspect! Also, another manipulation tactic, someone you barely know start revealing their secrets. Like really, we worked for 1month and you trust me? They do this so you fall for it and open up about your life. Cops do this shit when interrogating suspects. Offering up something that is worthless to them but you perceive it as valuable and think “wow this person really trusts me and opens up to me. I should reciprocate it seems safe” NOPE! And they be the same ppl quick to accuse you of “having a wall up”. Fucking mind games. My response is, “why do you think you privy to be let over that wall?”
ghawkins816
ghawkins816 6 uur geleden
Damn kind of messed up seeing this. I've been working for Tyson for years. I work in shipping/distribution though. I have family that work in processing and they never mentioned anything like this. They do complain about the pace and schedule.
blaqoD
blaqoD 8 uur geleden
Wrong title. Here's the good one: "Slavery in meat factories not hold accountable"
iEatEmos
iEatEmos 8 uur geleden
I worked at a Jennie-O, all this is true. My shoulder is permanently effed cuz of running 32+bpm. 60+% were refugees and islanders. And in the less than 2yrs I worked there someone got fingers cut off.
Gregory Mcgraw
Gregory Mcgraw 9 uur geleden
This is no joke these warehouses like meat packing , cold food , etc are slimy as fuck ..they hire Hispanics and pay them barely above minimum wage for years (I know one girl making 8.00 an hour for 14 years) , they were you like a slave require 6 days a week 70 hours a week , upper management makes ass loads of money with great benifits , if you make a complaint or bring something up they let you go
Vince F
Vince F 9 uur geleden
They’re trying to push chlorinated chicken and unregulated unsafe GMO on the UK they want nothing to do with any of that in this story for the most part is exactly why the shit we do to the chicken and other meat is not done in other countries, Despite what you’ve been told America is a shit hole country and nobody wants low quality food from this country
Vince F
Vince F 9 uur geleden
People need to stop seeing corporations as a collection of people run by people people also need to stop seeing capitalism as anything other than an evil monster that needs to be satisfied by these companies the pandemic has woke a lot of people we need them more woke.
Vince F
Vince F 9 uur geleden
Before workers compensation in the 1920s there were industrial corporations that would do the same thing as these chicken processing plants in that they would injure workers and make them suffer and one guy wasn’t going to hear it anymore he wouldn’t get a shotgun and blew all the supervisors away
Vince F
Vince F 9 uur geleden
But when everything goes robotic you’re going to notice that you’re going to see more processed garbage foods everywhere because they’re going to be able to ramp up production with these robots, the lowest common denominator person that shops at Walmart is the problem with this
Vince F
Vince F 9 uur geleden
In 10 years you will watch this and think how did we not solve this sooner, in 10 years robotic workers will process raw meats.
Vince F
Vince F 9 uur geleden
This is why you go organic, as these standards aren’t applicable, organic gas more stringent safety regulation and processes.
Vince F
Vince F 10 uur geleden
When any employer says that “you are family” get the fuck out of there as soon as you can, because they’re going to exploit you’re like family and not pay you
Alice Fulcher
Alice Fulcher 10 uur geleden
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nedomedo
nedomedo 10 uur geleden
Organize and unionize! That goes for workers all across the country. "The Market" will never regulate itself. When the federal and state governments cut funding for inspection agencies, they won't be able to make inspections. And when the governments make laws that prohibits inspections, and when the fines are equivalent of us paying 0.0002 cents for parking tickets, you know that the system is broken. Such working conditions, in which people get badly hurt on a daily basis, are appalling! You know how politicians and everyone keeps saying that the US is the greatest, freest and most democratic country in the world? That's simply and absolutely not true. It's the greatest for those who have money, who can buy cheap labour, without a second thought given to workers' safety and well being. You are disposable. You need to organize and unionize!
luckystriker
luckystriker 10 uur geleden
all outlined in the book fast food nation by eric schlosser almost 20 years ago. nothings changed.
Evan Canellakis
Evan Canellakis 11 uur geleden
Those facilities are Inhumane
Evan Canellakis
Evan Canellakis 11 uur geleden
Even after watching this I’m still a proud meat eater
Emily An
Emily An 12 uur geleden
all the local farms and not just how the animals are treated. Thanks for this post!
Utopianx8x
Utopianx8x 13 uur geleden
Yet another reason to become vegan. Appalling
C Stone
C Stone 14 uur geleden
That Perdue commercial 🤣🤣😄
Thunder
Thunder 17 uur geleden
Time has not been kind to Oliver
Gerald Juve Jr.
Gerald Juve Jr. 17 uur geleden
We can 'regulate' all we want. They (the elite) will simply find the loophole, or some other 'legal' maneuver, increase prices for goods and services etc. and basically screw the working class for the plain simple reason: the ludicrously rich enjoy being that way, and no matter how much they have IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH!
Emily An
Emily An 12 uur geleden
the machinery for humans to Process the animals Safety first slow down the greedy money machine.
Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill 18 uur geleden
In school rn, I'm learning about how in the 1890s we had these same exact problems. Shit hasn't changed.
William Moffett
William Moffett 18 uur geleden
You either want socialism or you are somehow using exposes like this to convince yourself you feel bad about these conditions while having no intention to do anything about them because you believe you benefit from it.
Lyonel Laverde
Lyonel Laverde 20 uur geleden
The 5,000 who didn't like this video support workers being treated worse than the meat at these plants.
Natália Catelan
Natália Catelan 21 uur geleden
Please make an episode about Brazil durring the pandemics
Seth Orr
Seth Orr 21 uur geleden
Bru I'm from waterloo we get recognized when one if our dumbasses say something stupid bet
Jessica Robinson
Jessica Robinson 22 uur geleden
Heavily reliant on labor trafficking where do you think all those migrants end up? Oh
bobi chung
bobi chung 22 uur geleden
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Dee Negron
Dee Negron 22 uur geleden
America is not a country, it's a business. Money has trumped integrity, and lives. Your oppression is their profession.
Agatha Illa
Agatha Illa 23 uur geleden
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missxenopus1000
missxenopus1000 23 uur geleden
Considering how inhumanely factory farmed animals are raised and slaughtered, is it surprising that factory farm owners treat their workers poorly? Factory farms have a total disregard for life in general :-/
matt fontaine
matt fontaine Dag geleden
What about Cuomo?
Terry Folderson
Terry Folderson Dag geleden
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
Dag geleden
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Mitchell Krouth
Mitchell Krouth Dag geleden
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 Spyridon Dag geleden
Top 3 people you don't want wearing boxes on their heads while working: Neurosurgeons Airline pilots OSHA inspectors
Michael Spyridon
Michael Spyridon Dag geleden
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
Drecon84 Dag geleden
I really feel bad for that man's actual family if he treats them like this.
Certificate Of Vaccination I.D. 19
America dont sound so great to me
Happy Thoughts
Happy Thoughts Dag geleden
Sounds to me like capitalism is working at its finest
Joseph Roland
Joseph Roland Dag geleden
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 mooney Dag geleden
anyone read the jungle by upton sinclair?
Joseph Roland
Joseph Roland Dag geleden
"it's just a fun fact that I'm throwing in there for no reason" lol transparent clown. Your race-baiting is obvious
VP
VP Dag geleden
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 Contreras Dag geleden
Nothing about Biden?? You are a Joke!!!
L Lamoy
L Lamoy Dag geleden
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 White Dag geleden
Why is milk the reason the family pet became possessed?
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Jojo Toto
Jojo Toto Dag geleden
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 Januška Dag geleden
American capitalism is fcked up game. People working on low positions are basicly slaves. No rights, no value, no future.
nathanial merwin
nathanial merwin Dag geleden
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Yang Daily - Andrew Yang News podcast
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
rckblzr12 Dag geleden
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
Ak Dag geleden
6:24 lmao ironic
Liana H
Liana H Dag geleden
He did an upton sinclair's the jungle 100 years later
John Alexander Singleton
yeah well you've never been to a casino then, prudes. Cancel the chicken nugget order, stat
SpaceViking
SpaceViking Dag geleden
America slipping down the slope. Sad.
Jake Skelington
Jake Skelington Dag geleden
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
n3rdm4n Dag geleden
> a product that is wildly popular in this country Watching woke people trying to sound smart?
mydoggotshavedtoday
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 Circus Dag geleden
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 Nihil Dag geleden
Waiting for libertarians to wax about how free markets will set us free
Michael Johanson
Michael Johanson Dag geleden
11:10 bathroom looking like the weeknd halftime show
Wedding DJ Rob Soundz
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 Singh Dag geleden
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_Island Dag geleden
Automated machines can build cars but can't pack meat?
Some Guy From The Internet
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 Dag geleden
The don’t
jonescity
jonescity Dag geleden
Even though this was a somber subject there was soooo many opportunities for Adam Driver jokes here...I was half expecting it.
Zakkuya
Zakkuya Dag geleden
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 Harrison Dag geleden
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 Kuklinski 2 dagen geleden
“Meatpacking” is what John Oliver does with other men every night.
Moon Memento
Moon Memento 2 dagen geleden
it's totally our country.
Nob ody
Nob ody 2 dagen geleden
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 Mitcham 2 dagen geleden
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
thecraftycreeper 2 dagen geleden
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 Evans 2 dagen geleden
GOD BLESS AMERICA
George State
George State 2 dagen geleden
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
BanXxX69 2 dagen geleden
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 Tarantini 2 dagen geleden
I dont know who unironically would watch this clown.
Drops2cents
Drops2cents 2 dagen geleden
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 x 2 dagen geleden
Thank God I'm not from the States😖
BanefulLeaf x
BanefulLeaf x 2 dagen geleden
When a company says we're family, RUN!
Tharun Sonti
Tharun Sonti 2 dagen geleden
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 Sayers 2 dagen geleden
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 Knight 2 dagen geleden
John Oliver is garbage.
Cdsnz 23
Cdsnz 23 2 dagen geleden
Ok? why did you feel the need to leave this comment instead of just not watching his videos
Kyle Knight
Kyle Knight 2 dagen geleden
@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 2 dagen geleden
Why? This video doesn't have much of a political side to it.
Fakn Lars
Fakn Lars 2 dagen geleden
The US = 3rd world
Meban Kharkongor
Meban Kharkongor 2 dagen geleden
You can replace the owl with John Oliver's picture and no one would even know the difference 😂
Laine La Cava
Laine La Cava 2 dagen geleden
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 Bondick 2 dagen geleden
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Linda John
Linda John 2 dagen geleden
Shit just left me speechless. Just.. wtf.
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