Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 21. feb. 2021
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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  • I keep forgetting the Tysons plant I got myself fired from (after being harassed and overworked for several months and snapping) made national news because of the shitty management during the pandemic

  • i live 11 miles away from bos manshion and iv never heard of it refered to as clucking hams palace????

    • and the giant head has bin taken down at the time this aired FYI

  • It's mostly your country

  • "manager taking bets on how many catch the C virus" is the most out of context thing I ever saw on John Oliver. maybe he's so sure of the anti corona measures in his plant that he thinks at most 5 people will get the virus. maybe he was just bragging I measure how much I like things by how many babies I'm willing to kill for it. not gonna do it, I just say shit like "I would drown 3 babies for a cheeseburger right now." it's not a thing

  • My dad worked at a Tyson beef plant in Lexington Nebraska for 11 years. He was a gutter. The company is truly terrible. Even on multiple occasions had SUPERVISORS make him send out contaminated meat from actual shit that spilled into the cow. It was regularly 100° and higher inside the plant. He would gut an entire cow every 60 seconds. It did so much damage to his body, its seriously an awful place to work and management was just straight up disgusting.

  • @5:09 what is there to investigate. Worker needs to pee. Takes off gloves. Whips out penis. Pees. Zips up. Gloves on. Back to work. Investigation completed. You're fired!

  • Does the coach's son deserve to play? Meritocracy could be a solution.

  • Upton Sinclair would approve of this.

  • Community is a coping mechanism.

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  • I am an international student, I work part time in The Netherlands and I study there. I work in a warehouse, distribution for a chain of stores and while work per say sometimes can be very difficult, with high targets and pressure, the second I thought I saw some sparks and called the supervisor his first worry was if I am hurt, he asked me 7 times if I am sure fine even if we ultimately came to the conclusion that they weren't actually sparks. If I were to be even remotely injured I would have been helped, tend to, sent home and given paid leave. This is in every European country I know. Companies understand the importance of targets but the safety is always more important than anything and not because of some dumb lawsuit but because, at the end of the day, they are people too. Whatever the f happens in USA is beyond my understanding.

  • Maybe this is tone deaf, but I kind of want a guided meditation by John Oliver now.

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  • I'm kinda wondering how come meat packers haven't unionized in order to fight back against such shitty treatment.

  • I wouldn't have guessed that someone could try to out-do Amazon with regards to how poorly they treat their employees.

  • I did security at Tyson for awhile. I hated every moment of it. Those people are so overworked they don’t give a shit about what a security officer has to say. Even if it’s to remind them that we’re in the midst of a pandemic, and they need to wear a mask.

  • I did meat packing in the uk, not as bad, still so shit, no one spoke English so i couldn’t talk to anyone

  • holly shit america political corruption, sorry, i mean " corporative lobby " is fucking crazy i live in a 3dr world country and i have more work rights

  • Why does this comedy show educate people on real issues more than CNN, MSNBC and Fox News combined

  • I love how you speak more about your joke than the issue. Total virtue signalling

  • Corporate America, where in money we trust.that's disgusting, ya it is.

  • Union union

  • Yup.. trump and the Republicans would do something about this.

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  • Those white office workers have rights obviously

  • It's a standard tactic by employers to do everything they can to improve the situation for workers as long as it costs nothing. But you ask workers what they want, and all those things cost money. Decent wages, healthcare, training that empowers them, safe working conditions. Which is why it's inexcusable that office workers are being dragged back from remote work, just so middle managers can validate their existence by micromanaging people instead of picking their ears with a pen in an office alone all day.

  • I’ve always thought of slave labour in high street shops for clothes, hand bags and shoes or even jewellery, never this even occurred to me thank you

  • Loved your imitation of meditation

  • I liked the pause before purvet owel

  • "it's called the american dream because you have to be asleep to believe it"

  • Now that we have pressed through Covid, this is exactly why people aren’t taking certain low-paying or “unappreciated/easily replaceable” jobs. It’s so sad. Why do we have large inflation? Not enough employees. Why do people not take these jobs? It’s not that people are lazy, it is silent protest. Something drastic is needed not just this industry? But in so…so many. Humans deserve certain rights with employment.

  • This is like the reverse “Jungle”. Come in expecting a story of bad conditions for the animals, find a story of bad conditions for the workers

  • This is even harder to stomach considering how much of that food goes to waste. For two weeks this summer I worked for Casey's, a chain of convenience stores in the Midwest, and I was appalled to learn that the kitchen staff has to make enough food so that 23% of it gets thrown away. And in bigger urban areas they are required to dump bleach on their waste in order to deter homeless people from dumpster diving. I fucking hate this country!

  • In Germany there's a saying "Der Markt regelt das schon" which basically means "I don't care about your health, as long as I make more money" and Christian Lindner thinks it's beautiful.

  • As an Australian I am forever grateful for the safety authorities with genuine power and for the people who fought for workplace safety years and decades ago that today I benefit from.

  • America is meant to be a Christian nation yet all it seems to be a place where everyone in charge doesn't give a crap no wonder jesus didn't have much hope for rich people

  • My dad worked at Purdue and pilgrims pride for nearly 12 years.Both are literal shit holes. And the bath room thing is true, they had 300 workers with two bathroom stalls. It’s horrible in those chicken plants.

  • I enjoy LWT, but I'm legitimately curious: has anything changed because of any of these reports? I'd honestly like to see a report on that

  • don't expect compassion from a business that profits off of mass murder

  • American Companies: We are family!!! Me: Family is usually who kills you in 🇺🇸

  • John Oliver, an ENGLISH immigrant cares more about the American people than the government or businesses. Let that sink in.

  • So on one hand Animals, and humans are treated horribly in the process of making meats which is both animal cruelty, and human rights abuse BUT on the other hand Meat is one of the primary way’s we get protein, and vitamins, and minerals, and if you don’t eat meat the only alternative is supplements otherwise you’ll be extremely unhealthy. Why should this be an Eye for an Eye situation?

  • "LIKE FAMILY" ..Hmmm.....kinda like "I'm not lying, I swear. I'm not lying, really, I'm not!" How I know when my 6 yr old IS lying....

  • Wowzers, eye opening. 🤯I wonder if there is a company out there that doesn't treat its workers like that? I'd love to switch.

  • I wholeheartedly disagree... Being shoved into dark, confined spaces and then occasionally dunked into boiling water and vegetables sounds terrifying and I would only be an immersion blender if the only other option was being a meatpacker.

  • Cluckingham Palace. Lol.

  • Why don’t some of the factory workers just go to the Corporate wellness thing since they’re part of the family right?

  • So said....luckily for me, i live in sweden.

  • Why do people like unfettered capitalism again?

  • Tyson is currently doing damage control on a listeria outbreak, 8 million pounds of poultry needing to be recalled

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  • I wonder how that racial disparity goes with almost any other corporation in the United States... and how clearly the disparity is known within.

  • this man cant go one episode without a single muppets reference XD

  • start lynching greedy Bosses again stupid humans

  • It's amazing that they think anyone gives a shit about Tyson's Corporate employees getting some exercise 🙄

  • USA: reinventing a legal version of slavery with extra steps

  • Ayy worked at Harris ranch for 3 years, fuck you John Harris

  • One thing I'd never considered about the US not having a national health service is that in Spain when we get sick we go to the doctor and the doctor tells you if you are allowed to work or not. It's not up to you or your employer but a medical professional. If the doctor gives you the 'baja' then you get paid untill the doctor says you can work again.

  • Why in the hell is the line speed doubled since the 70's if the wage hasn't moved?

  • The threat to fire someone reminded me of a Walgreens manager when I went to the urgent care clinic the day after I hurt my shoulder at work. He had the book keeper and other staff leave the office, locked the door, watched everyone get out of hearing range and started throwing anything he could find across the office and screaming his outrage at me not coming to him personally so he could decide what to do. Nevermind the fact that I was still in high school and managed to fit the Dr visit between school and work and be on time for work. He really didn't like the physical therapy I had to go to 3 times a week for several months. I wasn't thrilled with not being able to raise my arm either though.

  • Back where I used to live in western Kentucky, Tyson has been setting up shop with chicken processing facilities. The rancid smell of these facilities can be smelled for literally miles. Just imagine trying to grill your Tyson chicken outside with the most terrible stench, which smells like a corpse farm operating from visual distance from your back porch. A guy who worked at one of these facilities died when he fell into a vat of waste. It was said at his funeral, you could still smell the stench of the chicken farm on him.

  • Listing to this while playing skylanders

  • America just needs all the poor to start flipping cars. Just fucking riot.

  • Simplz, don’t eat meat

  • I wonder how the widows lawsuit went. Anyone know?

  • John, you're about 100 years too late. Upton Sinclair already did an expose on the meat-packing industry, and in his words "I aimed for the nation's heart and hit it's stomach." I worry for your safety (and citizenship status, not necessarily in that order) about you. The US government has overthrown democratically elected governments when the policies of said governments were too generous to workers. Iran and Guatemala come to mind. You're just one person. You keep this up, well say hi to Jimmy Hoffa or Karen Silkwood for me.

  • This shows how much middle and upper middle income families care about working class people. Not. This kind of crap wouldn't fly so far if they were unionized, like so much of this industry was at one time not so long ago -- after The Jungle was written.

  • Man. Respect to those employees. There’s no way I could do it

  • you had me at "fraction of a fuck"

  • 13:48 "Throwing fun facts for no particular reasons" is one of the reasons why I like watching this show.

  • Stuff like this is a Reason I'm a socialist

  • John: If you ate meat it probably went through one of them Me: *slowly spit the meat out*

  • Thank you for dumbing down the news... you got a new subscriber. Wink wink. 😉

  • 5minutes in and I'm like "Do we not know that this is why stuff comes to us so cheap from imports.. we literally finance immoral trwatment of workers by going for the cheapest imports.."

  • This is insane, an osha inspector agreed to put a box on their head? Fines are only 3700... here in Canada those fines compound the more you offend. Could be 600k.

  • Workers = disposable resource, shitty pay. Corporate = overpaid, million dollar bonuses after cutting benefits of the workers.

  • That ad legit took a whole right turn.

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  • We had a tool of a boss back in the day at Allstate. In his first propaganda talk, he said, "Employees are our most important resource". Just after this, he stated, "We work hard but we know how to play hard too".

  • Eating meat has just gotten even less morally excusable.

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  • Go vegan and there won't be these issues

  • So this time, it's not black people being suppressed? Sure?

  • And the way the employees are treated contributes to the mistreatment of animals as well. It's known that many workers lash out their frustration on more vulnerable beings. It's a systematic problem.

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  • I was a butcher and I would have 30 + cuts on each hand. Gloves made it worse so that would increase with an open cut. I was a teen who used a bone saw or band saw. I would get high before every shift. My boss would talk shit then send me out. I was real fast but I’m lucky I kept all my fingers.

    • Then when I was sexually assaulted at bed bath and beyond as an employee Nebraska said they cover places like strip clubs and I had no recourse as long as they fired the manager. I’m autistic so now I’m disabled without government coverage. Fuck Bed Bath and Beyond

  • Ever read The Jungle...?

  • 15:53 The federal response during COVID-19 was not only WEAK, the president signed an executive order for the plants to stay open.

  • The most abused animal on Earth is probably the human worker.

  • im hear after learing JBS got struck with a cyber attack and had to shut their plants down

  • Ohhhhh, for fucks sake..... "No, it's not the worker's fault that he pissed under the production line. Employees aren't responsible for their actions. He must have felt some pressure!!!" 🤮🤮🤮 What an absolute fucking wank.

    • However.... The rest of the video has much better points. It just started weak as piss

  • What's the fucking problem with running a betting pool on how many people will test positive?! 🙄 Who's crying about that?! 😭😭😭

  • Why haven't YOU spoken about how animals are treated. You know people will listen!!!

  • DAME Judi Dench!

  • Not one mention of the phenomenal job these companies have done to reduce food costs and feed 330 million people 365 days a year for decades, but hey some brown people had their feelings hurt. Let’s focus on that!

    • @Dylan Wells Bro, you brought up skin colour

    • @NEMO fishZ why does the racial make up of anyone matter? These are unskilled laborers, liberals are the ones importing them from outside the country, what should we expect to find in unskilled positions? You people turn everything into a race war simply to divide and conquer. If not along racial lines it’s along supposed moral lines. I refuse to fall for it.

    • Really "just brown people had there feelings hurt...." Did you watch the video it talks about the treatment of all employees including white employees ffs