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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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Sshh Quiet
Sshh Quiet 17 minuter sedan
It sounds like slave labor. What is needed perhaps is a revision to the Emancipation Proclamation and Append Amendments to it that state things like 1) minimum wage PLUS danger money to at least $20 per hour; 2) Workplace safety standards and breaks consistent with a civilized industrial country like the U.S.; and 3) To get rid of shambolic contractual sign-offs that essentially destroy your health, block your legal rights to compensation and even death benefits; and essentially create a violently hostile dangerous workplace environment.
Roy Rogers
Roy Rogers 42 minuter sedan
The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line
Aden Anthony
Aden Anthony 55 minuter sedan
I am friends with related to many plant workers. Oil companies are just as bad. in no way does the plant give a fuck about anybody there, they have had covid shut downs and lockdowns, people getting covid all the fuckin time it's ridiculous.
hinsonian
hinsonian Timme sedan
there's a book called Slaughterhouse, 2006, that covers all this. PLEASE READ. Not new, need new laws to protect people AND ANINALS. Torture is a crime
Logan Ahern
Logan Ahern 2 timmar sedan
Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story
Kfroguar
Kfroguar 2 timmar sedan
I'm sorry but I am still so confused about what a violent gerbil attack has to do with TV dinners. I legitimately do not understand the connection they're trying to make
SilverXT
SilverXT 2 timmar sedan
@LastWeekTonight I need a clean version so I can show this to my students! We're learning about the industrial revolution and they need to see this! but robot fucking a soup.. can't show that.. :'(
DJ I Love Music
DJ I Love Music 2 timmar sedan
Im just glad he finally quit talking about Trump man that was exhausting and I genuinely like the show
hawaiisunfun
hawaiisunfun 3 timmar sedan
go vegan - we don't need this video! Fire the companies with the workers
Carlos Spicyweiner
Carlos Spicyweiner 4 timmar sedan
How can people not see that capitalism is beyond disgusting now? ... it's putrid.
Mindset Club
Mindset Club 4 timmar sedan
That's why folks change your mindset and change your goals in life. Nobody deserves to undergo these kind of work enveironment that is modern day slavery. Fall down 7 times but stand up 8..
Mindset Club
Mindset Club 4 timmar sedan
Makes you wonder who is better off the chickens or the employees?
Pete Hay
Pete Hay 4 timmar sedan
just another bullshit hit piece attacking the meat industry paid for by PETA....
Jen Gilbert
Jen Gilbert 4 timmar sedan
Processing 35+ chickens per min seems like an excellent way to spread antibiotic resistant campylobacter
WingsWithFeet
WingsWithFeet 4 timmar sedan
How about more unions instead of more regulations. Regulations are needed and useful, but don't be surprised when the OSHA can't properly protect workers, the government will always lean towards the interests of companies. We need to empower the workers!!!
Jeffrey Butts
Jeffrey Butts 4 timmar sedan
This guy probably eats meat. Go vegan to take some personal responsibility.
Brandon Oliver
Brandon Oliver 4 timmar sedan
I work for JBS and this is honestly the way we're treated. We're told family comes first and btw we're your only family. The virus keeps cropping up in our facility and they refuse to admit that it is in our facility.
Luna GEM
Luna GEM 5 timmar sedan
As A Teacher I’d like U All To Get TheVac Before Me Cuz I’m Better Protected Only As Much As They Are Just Saying
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patrick buhr
patrick buhr 5 timmar sedan
Meat packers that rump insisted keep working with no protection must get u.s. citizenship and their families. Instantly.
Bouhhg Z
Bouhhg Z 6 timmar sedan
You know - watching this segment has me thinking; with all this bickering we do with each other like opposing terrorist organizations based on political/religious philosophies & such - how IS it we've (and I mean the craziest of 'we") never gone after the owners or CEOs & their 'partners in crime' to make conditions like this a usual thing? - this is absolutely ludicrous. Its like all the laws changed to make work conditions decent back in the 1930s never happened.
Darth Kakarot
Darth Kakarot 6 timmar sedan
i cant believe this guy is famous... he would rather make the problem worse then lift his finger to help....this is whats wrong with the world.... fuck this guy
J O
J O 6 timmar sedan
I used to work at a Cargill meat packing plant, one of the Union line workers asked his supervisor for a bathroom break five times over the course of an hour the supervisor yelled and screamed and wouldn't allow him to take a bathroom break. The union rep for that worker came over and also yelled and screamed at the worker to get back to work. The worker was an older man in his 60s or 70s...he tried to hold it but eventually peed his pants. More yelling and screaming at him by the union rep and the supervisor. it was one of the worst human rights violations I've ever seen at that Cargill plant. I will never work for them again.
Enesi Majebi
Enesi Majebi 6 timmar sedan
Companies need to stop calling employees family. We're tired of it
Gabriela Alcantar
Gabriela Alcantar 6 timmar sedan
It is really disappointing that just from the beginning of the video you said that the conditions that animals face inside this facilities are terrible, but that they are already "talked enough"... Well no, I couldn't find any single video where you talk about them and how animals are not products to be sold, so let's begin there. I totally understand that workers conditions are so bad as well, but at least this people have a voice to speak up and to act on it. Animals only have their lives and humans still take it away from them. So unfair and so sad that you John Oliver won't dig in this topic because this show is probably supported by sponsors or because your comfort zone and resistance to change won't let you do the changes that are needed for the world to improve in so many aspects, but you probably already know, I wouldn't believe that someone as smart and well prepared like you didn't know about it.
George Zupko
George Zupko 6 timmar sedan
As disgusting as all of this is, read about the meat packing industry in the 1900s. The book is called "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair. This book inspired, then President Theodore Roosevelt, to establish the USFDA.
Gabriel Mervis
Gabriel Mervis 7 timmar sedan
ngl I love this show, but i’ve tried to watch this episode 3 times and fallen asleep twice lmao
a krom
a krom 7 timmar sedan
When he shuts up about Trump. He's pretty good.
William Allende
William Allende 7 timmar sedan
What's more disgusting is the sell-out politicians with easy lives that let this happen.
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Campbell Baylee 7 timmar sedan
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Derek L
Derek L 7 timmar sedan
upton sinclair literally wrote the book on this over 100 years ago and it's still this bad
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Ben Thompson 7 timmar sedan
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marty martyn
marty martyn 7 timmar sedan
I remember the book published in 2001, Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal. It addressed similar issues & food quality in America. Sadly, not much has changed.
William Allende
William Allende 7 timmar sedan
This would work all well and good if companies hadn't since the time of Reagan being withering down on employees rights by buying legislation, congressman, senators, and presidents.
Ka-Pow!
Ka-Pow! 8 timmar sedan
@ 1:45 We have to protect our Team Members, the meatpacking rep said. Was he one of the ones who lobbied for workers to be ineligible for their unemployment benefits if they believed the workplace was unsafe? Or was he one of the managers who placed bets on which worked would get Covid and die? Fuck that guy, and his industry.
Eva & Stu
Eva & Stu 8 timmar sedan
OSHA where you at?
MsZephyra
MsZephyra 8 timmar sedan
I knew I'd have to brace myself for this one. The blatant disregard for human rights and the extreme injustice and inequality makes my blood boil. We need to get money the hell out of politics NOW to have any hope of decent transparency and accountability.
Drew Blank
Drew Blank 8 timmar sedan
This is why I kill Butcher and harvest my own meat
Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos 8 timmar sedan
This reminded my of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
Mr Drone
Mr Drone 8 timmar sedan
So Mr. Oliver if I were a millionaire I would not mind paying $8 a pound for chicken. The person who complains without proposing a solution is just bitching. Please offer a solution instead of complaining. Let's do a thought experiment. Let's say there are 10 workers per line, basically 5 per side of the production line. Because of social distancing there are only two workers per line instead. Is the price of chicken going to go down, remain the same, or go up. Of course the price will increase due to the reduced amount of chickens being produced for consumption. Let's also include the maintenance workers who are present every day and night working who also have to socially distance while working together. Sounds like a contradiction? It is. John wants to complain about the working conditions for people and yet does nothing...... besides complain for a profit. 📈
Meghan hm
Meghan hm 8 timmar sedan
Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.
Meghan hm
Meghan hm 8 timmar sedan
Do food service next!! Servers and back of house deserve better than the shit sandwich society forces us to gag on.
saintveri
saintveri 8 timmar sedan
Rip 🙏
meme
meme 9 timmar sedan
I knew that sam'o'nella video would come in handy!
Веско Динев
Веско Динев 9 timmar sedan
Hey. HEY. Don’t kink shame. If a man enjoys paintings of fowl play, there’s nothing wrong with that. If your painting of rats fucking is okay, then so is this. I’m disappointed in you, John.
halukgulx
halukgulx 9 timmar sedan
try not to think about the local camera crew that's filming a piece about your corporate office culture that will one day be uncomfortably juxtaposed with how appaulingly your company treats their workers in it's factories in a live show. - saving it for future me
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Pepin 11 timmar sedan
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Henry Coker
Henry Coker 11 timmar sedan
Hell no I wish my bosses would try to stop me from going to the bathroom or taking my breaks trust they got no problem with you skipping though & you get nothing if maybe a pat on the back & over look for jobs you know how to do
Henry Coker
Henry Coker 11 timmar sedan
Awe that sounds like them too... I don't have any proof but...come on
Henry Coker
Henry Coker 11 timmar sedan
Awe Stihl tries to sell us on that family bullshit too so cute...🖕'em all
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Corey Bertelsen 11 timmar sedan
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liaku25
liaku25 12 timmar sedan
I can always count on this show to remind me why we need to start moving past capitalism.
Josh
Josh 13 timmar sedan
I will say this, they shouldn't have to wear diapers or anything, but like, diapers take away Urine from your skin like immediately, and are fairly sanity, we wouldn't put them on babies if they weren't, not saying its okay but like just find the trope of "diapers are gross" kinda weird
Scott Lee Clayton
Scott Lee Clayton 13 timmar sedan
WTF!!! is that advert!??
PrometheusV
PrometheusV 13 timmar sedan
Wow, in germany we have the EXACT same problem. Down to the T
Fred Shred
Fred Shred 14 timmar sedan
4.9k didn't like this, wtf is wrong with you? you think this is untrue or that its a normal way to work?
coochie connoisseur
coochie connoisseur 14 timmar sedan
I thought this whole episode was about me😎
Grogu Djarin
Grogu Djarin 15 timmar sedan
Find a local farm. Buy your meat from them.
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Kay Lyon
Kay Lyon 16 timmar sedan
Want to change this fast? Boycott the damn industry. Stop PAYING them to treat their employees like dispensable pieces of crap and stop the torture of millions of animals. YOU PAY THEM TO DO THIS! Only YOU can prevent it!
Gary Noble
Gary Noble 16 timmar sedan
Welcome to the world of deregulation
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Ömer Kaya
Ömer Kaya 16 timmar sedan
2:11 this isn't even funny, it is sad to see that your family is so dysfunctional that you value these before your family, get some help
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Marten Algra
Marten Algra 18 timmar sedan
Screw using animal products go vegan
Towkeeyoh
Towkeeyoh 18 timmar sedan
Welcome back to Last Week Tonight where a British guy yet again, tries to save America from itself.
Jan Rei
Jan Rei 18 timmar sedan
So the US is officially back in the 1900 era of worker rights movements. Fantastic.
Jan Ebrard
Jan Ebrard 19 timmar sedan
When you make a rule that says all work injuries need to be reported, you get complaints of government overreach because sometimes of course the injury IS just treatable with a band-aid. But if you don't do that, companies will just exploit the loophole and treat everything with a band-aid to avoid reporting. Absolutely disgusting.
Cre Henge
Cre Henge 19 timmar sedan
Proud to be a vegan, but not as Proud as not being an American xD
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neil nelson
neil nelson 20 timmar sedan
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.
Rocky ROCKS
Rocky ROCKS 20 timmar sedan
This is literally my 1st time watching John Oliver and TBH he is absolutely amazing. Not a beep irritating my ears.
Noah Karpinski
Noah Karpinski 21 timme sedan
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.
Kosmicpower
Kosmicpower 21 timme sedan
People with limited intelligence, and their disease spreading, blabbering. It's like I need a new cave and better ways.
Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker 22 timmar sedan
They should use those glove boxes user for handling nuclear material
Thank you
Thank you 22 timmar sedan
Lol people saying this is the reason to become vegan the agricultural industry isn't any better
John Wolf2
John Wolf2 22 timmar sedan
Almost all of those workers are Illegal Aliens. Just what you want; a former ISIS guy handling your food. Buy local... only.
Daniel Miller
Daniel Miller 22 timmar sedan
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
jenelle ward
jenelle ward 23 timmar sedan
“Namaste.”
3rdaxis
3rdaxis 23 timmar sedan
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...
Nathan J
Nathan J 23 timmar sedan
Solution stop eating meat. Its bad for the environment bad for your health and inhumane.. Just stop
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Fernando Chairez 23 timmar sedan
Subtle innuendo for cannibalism.
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Paul Action
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If they don't like the work. They can leave... You know that concept of free choice?
Paul Action
Paul Action Dag sedan
@Anurag Chakraborty .. they interviewed, knew the conditions, knew the hours and knew the wages.
Anurag Chakraborty
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.
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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.
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