Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publicerades den 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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  • 1500 with COVID 19: 8 dead?? 0.5%, what happened to the other 2.5% that were supposed to die? Sounds like health care at Chicken Plant is pretty good? Perhaps the reason infection rate is so high is because the minorities you state are nuclear families with high levels of interaction based upon their cultural norms? Multu-generational plant workers?

  • Americans, you have to realize that every major industrialized country in the world has a national health insurance plan (UK, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan...). People do not lose their homes paying for overpriced healthcare. It is a human right and healthy democracies treat all citizens equally. The US is the weird exception, where Republicans have brainwashed many to think it is some kind of socialism (if so, then all insurance is, but it isn’t; who owns health?). Second, the Republicans stand for deregulation, which means that Trump and his ilk want to eliminate OSHA and all agencies that would hold companies to healthy standards, as this video shows. “OSHA has to be rebuilt” means stop electing Republicans who are for maximum profits for companies, not the well-being of the poor workers who work like slaves in such shitty conditions. This is 2021. Learn from the pandemic or die.

  • Why are so many people in this story grossly overweight? The managers, the workers, even the TV morning show ladies in Michigan?

  • The entire point of life: Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve. Mathew 20: 28. We are no different. This entire life is a representation of the spiritual warfare going on. Good vs evil. God isn't a flying man in the sky, but the actual representation of Love, Hope, Joy, Peace, Light, etc. Not metaphor, but literally, like an extra demintional wavelength of thought, emotions, and intent. The devil is the opposite wavelength, pain, fear, hate, anger, darkness, etc. Human life is serving one of these two. Not a man in the sky, actual sentient collective universal Love. However, humans are primatives, we make mistakes. It's in our nature, since the fall, to go down the wrong path. This means at some time each one of us has served darkness to some degree. God understands our limited understanding of our own actions, so he gave us forgiveness, though sacrificing himself in human form as Jesus Christ. It is our duty to accept that sacrifice, get the forgiveness, and be better, helping others be better, and spreading this wavelength of Love, Hope, Joy, Peace, Light, etc, thoughout the universe. But God had to make a way for us to get to this place spiritually, this is why evidence is not allowed. Evidence will make you believe, using the fear of absolute punishment to change your behavior, but that won't make you better, just scared. Faith makes you better. It is what redeemes us, not our works. Faith is the hope that things get better, that justice always prevails, that we're at least loved by our creator. But it has to be Faith in Jesus, because of his sacrifice. And there can't be evidence to point us to him, because Love had to be fair. If there were a code in our DNA, what about everyone born before genetic sequencing? If there were a book with the solar system thosands of years ago, what would stop an evil person from hiding/destroying it? If it were something you had to go to, what about the geographically isolated, imprisoned, or enslaved. If it were a train of logic, what about the uneducated, or mentally slow? Not to mention all the people born before schools. Love cannot give to one without giving to the other. So the key to salvation had to be something everyone has access to. The only thing is Faith. This is why God puts it upon your heart to learn about these things, even if it's only to criticize, or hate. God is everywhere, because Love is everywhere, and so is the devil, because hate is everywhere. They're in your head all the time, regardless of weather or not you accept that. They whisper inside your heart, giving you ideas. But more than that, they're inside everyone's heart. This is how they get things done. They corrordanate us like pieces on a chess board. The only difference is, we get to chose who's side we're playing for. At the end of our life, we go to that team's home base, Heaven, or Hell. A place where all that exists is those wavelengths. Hate, pain, anger, fear, darkness; or Love, Hope, Joy, Peace, Pleasure, Light. The choice is yours to make. But you cannot go to Heaven with hate in your heart. You must forgive, repent, and spread joy for those around you. These are sentient eternal controlling forces in our universe. Heaven and Hell are very real places, I've seen them. Those steps prime your soul for a meeting with God. Very literally. Once you've done all four, in that order, you get divine revelation, with all the evidence you'll ever need. They are, forgive your parents, brake down before Jesus, ask for forgiveness, and read the Bible. Step four takes three books to get the revelation. I recommend Genesis, Mathew, and then either Luke, Psalms, or proverbs. The order of the steps is important, step 1 has to come before step 3. I can state that for an absolute certainty that these steps always work. Please, take your salvation seriously. See for yourself. Do those steps. Jesus Christ is Lord. It's all True,

  • Can i quote Einstein here: As long as slaughterhouses exist, battlefields will exist, too.

  • I miss the fake laughs idk why but it made it funnier

  • John, evidently your worst nightmare is to be watch by an owl, John.

  • Please next episode about the brutal murder of khashoggi and demanding concrete accountability

  • John you should be next president of USA..

  • 1) An ideology always has an unproven claim at its core, from which all other conclusions are derived. - Hannah Arendt. 2) "Eating meat is necessary for human health." (...actually, No.2 is not "unproven" - it's falsified) Google tip: "carnism".

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  • "Same movement... It's non-stop..." Yeah, I'm gonna say a robot could do that without diapers or openly pissing under the line. We aren't very good at even being humans, so replacing these positions with robots isn't a huge foul. Aren't these the jobs exploiting migrant workers? Can we even human??

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  • Looks like there are Corporations out there which wouldn't bat an eye reintroducing slavery if it just resulted in calculable fines.

  • I still don't get it why you don't upload the whole episode here in SElists you force us to use Stremio to watch the whole thing. Keep in mind we don't like to pirate your channel but we don't have HBO in our countries. Please upload the the entire episode next time. Thank you ❤️

  • Boycott anyone?

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  • go vegan. It's a no-brainer. The animal farming and processing industry is a cancer on Earth. It couldn't be more karmic "coronavirus" - anagramm - "carnivorous". Organic plant-based agriculture and complete transormation of our cut-throat greed system needed urgently

  • USA UK NATO Europeans r FAKE champion of democracy and human rights

  • American crony capitalism at its best. America has propelled itself as a superpower by filling in all our heads that enough isn't good enough, ever. After exploitation of the workers world over, its coming back to bite them in the ass too. Karma is a fact.

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  • so they shipped those terrible work to china and now they claim china steal their job... ...

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  • Why not educate people on the option to not eat meat? At least give those who are willing to make a change the information they need to switch to a healthy plant-based lifestyle. In my experience, the majority of people are unaware that it is even an option (as they believe that meat is essential, when it isn't), and even those who are aware often feel it isn't a realistic option, because they don't know how to do it (and so they don't even try). Just giving people information on how to eat plant-based could ease the pressure on the meat packing industry (by encouraging those who are willing to go plant-based).

  • Pro DNC show, poor journalism that focuses on left wing ideas. Very annoying host that should be deported

  • just go fucking vegan HBO and John Oliver!

  • If you have the time and if you have a twitter account please use #DontKillItBernie with this message "Bernie Sanders, as Chair of the Budget Committee, decides what goes in the COVID relief bill. It's his decision on whether a $15-per-hour minimum wage is included in the bill or not. If he keeps it in, it forces the Democrats to vote on it and means it has a chance of passing. If he takes it out, it means Bernie Sanders is killing the increase in minimum wage himself. We, the undersigned, have a clear message: Don't kill it Bernie!" and sign this petition: tyt.com/petitions/dontkillitbernie If Joe Manchin and Kristen Sinema are threatening to kill the stimulus bill over a 15$ min wage, we must call their bluff. In order for us to do that, the 15$ min wage MUST stay within the bill! Please urge Bernie as the Chair of the Budget Committee to not take the 15$ minimum wage, as this action will be used to throw him under the bus the moment corporate dems get the opportunity to do so.

  • Well democrats what are you doing about this? oh yeah, nothing. Talk shit now snowflakes.

  • Imagration amnesty and no border enforcement turned packinghouse jobs to shit in the 80's before that they were good paying jobs with little turnover

  • Miss Piggy has a sex tape and this is the first time I'm hearing about it? Also, who won the betting pool?

  • I always feel so bad as a human after watching John's show

  • danggggggggggggggg its still just as horridly bad as ud never give time to imagine yep. but for real its like one of those things where either we outright ban corporate lobbying in our republic politics and pray or we just give up and wait for it to implode so hard that we get flipped back to home gardens to survive

    • but mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn its still desperatly bad because this contry just doesnt give a fuck about getting back to normal when it comes to the people still profiting or keeping a cushy job LOL still cant belive this video came out this week in 2021 and not may 2020 aiyaiaiaiaiaia

  • Okay, I genuniely feel sorry forr workers in these meat packing plants. But I work at AMAZON, and at least 20,000 of us tested positive for the Covid - and that was way back in Ocotober last year! Who knows how many of us by end of February 2021, right? I've voluntarily tested 4 times, and so far clean. But I have lots of friends that have gone missing for a couple weeks only to have been out sick with this dreaded virus. There's hardly a week or two that goes by, our Hub doesn't inform us of more associates that tested positive. Honestly - it scares the crap out of you working under such fearful conditions as these. We comply with all sorts of extreme government safety protocols, but you try wearing a mask every second at your very physical job in 10- and 11-hour shifts. Mentally, you feel like your gagging, or even suffocating; but physically, nauseousness and persistent headaches - probably from inability to breath freely. Fun fact: Around Christmas, we had a nearby sister plant close entirely due to such large numbers of Covid-infected workers. So yea, be afraid - be very afraid to work indoors around thousands of coworkers.

  • Amazon falls in the same category

  • this show is so informative and so stressful. gives me a new thing to be anxious and upset about every single time

  • It's sad how nothing has changed for way more than 100 years

  • This is what they used to do in San Francisco in the 1850s

  • You know what is really sad? Is that as a Researcher, and after looking at the available Covid-19 data in June of 2020, I personally contacted several federal, state, and county agencies to warn them that potential new Covid-19 Variants from Zoonotic transmission. I thought it could be the reason for the high density and lethal Covid cases in meat processing plants. I specifically asked if they were monitoring and testing animals used for food. I also asked if Covid could be spread if you came in contact with bodily fluids of Covid infected humans and animals. No was the answer I always got. Then we later find out that 10,000 minks (used to make expensive coats and hats) were killed here in the US because they contracted Covid and when it bounced back to the workers it was a crap in your pants and your buddy's pants scary mean Covid Variant. Same thing happened in Denmark and the UK! In July 2020 an animal conservation group asked the UK government to eradicate all the American Mink species because they were an invasive species in UK. In one instance, when they killed the minks and buried the animals the government made the Mink Farmers dig back up all those rotting Minks and they had to burn everything! No hides to turn into a coat! So back to meat processing plants... The workers who became infected at the Meat Processing Plants and went to the store, restaurant, or home to the wife & kids and mom and dad these workers became super spreaders of potentially new Covid variants. Remember, each time Covid-19 gets into an animal Covid adjusts (or mutates) itself to this new type species of life! And when it's transmitted back from animals to humans it can mutate even more. Even after 1 year no public studies have been done to determine what Covid variant each Meat Processing Plant Worker who got infected had. Nor has there been any public studies and testing of each animal that got processed. A sample of blood and some lung tissue from each would help defend everyone from a new variant of Covid! Sad... Very Sad!

  • let me throw another idea...... just STOP EATING SO MUCH MEAT people... And no I am neither vegan nor vegetarian. The average american eats more than 200 pounds of meat per year... That's ridiculous! you don't need so much meat. less consumption, less production, as simple as that...

  • Stop eating meat.

  • Makin me want to go vegan

  • Couldn't OSHA staffing issues be resolved by seeding individuals already on staff or intent on taking a position in production with OSHA guidelines training? There could be designs on compensation that don't encourage false claims nor permit the companies from undermining their covert observation. Our intelligence services are empowered to infiltrate where there is need to, handling informants who are willing to act in accordance with the government. What good is OSHA if it can't be and underhanded bastard?

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  • Worked for six months in a bread factory in France. The conditions were like the Middle Ages. I sympathize. However no blood involved so not as bad. But working on a fast line is hell

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  • Is it just me, or has John Oliver gained some weight ever since he started working from home?

  • ...So they treat their factory workers about as well as they treat their factory life stock, got it.

  • ugghhh i love this show and have been watching these youtube clips for several years. but idk if i can anymore. Shit just makes me angry and sad....

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  • First useful story I’ve ever heard from you. Must be some propaganda angle here since it’s coming out of your mouth, but I’ll give credit where credits due.

  • 1,500 by 8. So .53333333% of there work force died of covid. And they can't even shell out for that, wow.

  • WTF?

  • I buy my meat halal, alhamdulillah

  • And when all of this is done, and the price of meat doubles or triples, and Americans eat less meat, we'll have not just safer meatpacking workers, but we'll also have done something about climate change.

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  • a few managers of a company added money and levity to a deathly pandemic. wow tyson is terrible amiright/s. gtfoh what does that have to do with anything.

  • we should stop buying meat!

  • So meatless meat can change this?

  • the same humans that go and work for this shit and eat this shit are the same ones asking for change but it's quite obvious their actions show otherwise(and that applies to all industries) .. looking at people and their personal motives is like watching addicts telling everyone one the conditions they do their dope in is extremely poor no never mind they need to stop the dope addiction aka industrial farming in the first place LMFAO there is much to be said for people willing to buy the rope to hang themselves with..

  • at 7:39min his eyes look like they glow from the reflection in his glasses, like he's finally done with all the bullshit

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  • The Tyson at Loangsport IN had a man killing pics for a little over a year when in paper max is 3 months because the person who is killing the pigs may develop seriousness mental illnesses. Yes it is a sponsorship town in rural .No they don't care Screening is a literal Bitsh aiming to hire the lowest IQ.

  • And keep in mind that a Covid relief bill wasn't passed at the end of the last administration because Mitch McConnell wanted to add additional protection for employers who get sued by employees who contract Covid at work. Lack of regulation helps the super rich to squeeze what little remains to squeeze out of the rest of us. And we vote for these people. It's surreal.

  • I wouldn't mind paying more for chicken. I am slowly phasing beef and pork out of my diet.

  • Like if Family is #1

  • Fishing for new material? Trump is not the president any more, so you cannot talk about him...

  • Every plant and industrial production site should have an assigned at least one on-site inspector, and those inspectors should be rotated every week. The industries involved should be required to pay, out of their gross profits, the costs of maintaining the inspections, including salaries.

  • 11:25 Who else thought that was Newt Gingrich's shrunken head?

  • O' say does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er the land ruled by greed, and the home of the slave?

  • I work for Hello Fresh and I can tell you personally it is highly comparable to this. We actually just got a in faculty nurse last week. No other episode hit as personally as this one.

  • No call to action at the end, surprising

  • Guess what-all multinational companies operate this way. I worked for del monte tomato processing plant in HS. It was the same type of working conditions targeting immigrants, conditions were terrible but there was little else. That’s why it’s so important to support your local farmers

  • We need to make sure this show stay around and continues to operate to bring light to our society...

  • Welcome to Capitalism. The ideology where greed is good and everything and everyone is a disposable resource.

  • And America disses China for " human rights violations" time to stop the hypocrisy

  • I'll never buy Tyson or Pilgrims Pride ever again.

  • They are a family just a abusive family

  • Need to bring back butchers..

  • These people do not understand how the manufacturing lines work. One worked does not process the whole 45 pcs during one minute but rather he or she does only their part in this process, which can be cutting off a leg or the wing and such. It's like saying that GM's factory makes one car per minute and attributing that to one single worker. It doesn't work like that. Now, if they can't get a bathroom break, that's a shame though. That's not right

  • more people need to become vegetarians

  • we should stop thinking that this is the greatest country in the world.

  • Another reason not to eat meat loll

  • Go go you Jhon

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  • sometimes i really wonder why John wanted to immigrate to America of all places

  • solution...Boycott these companies.

  • This is a third world country

  • USA - The land of the free "Slaves"

  • They open a lot of these centers in rural areas where there aren't any other jobs.

  • Go Veggy 👍🥦🫐🍚

  • Once again I'm so happy I don't live in America

  • The ironi of unfiar condetion for workers that are killing animals. In are place called slaughterhouse. Just let that sink for a min.

  • Stories like this make me want to go vegan - and then I learn how agricultural workers are treated, or how my clothes are made. Time to go live in a forest naked foraging for nuts and berries - that is until developers level the forest. ☹ 🔫

  • Oliver is so lame.

  • The best country of the world? Dream on!