Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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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Lena
Lena

The tyson plant in my home county in Indiana was also a hotspot for covid back in the beginning. My dad used to work for these companies. Im so appalled at how horrible people can be.

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MickyAvStickyHands
MickyAvStickyHands

The real reason we allow illegal immigration. Did you think it was b/c we sympathized? You offer corporations illegal employees, you're going to get illegal working conditions. The illegal labor dries up, then they're forced to raise standards.

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Ashooka Manuela
Ashooka Manuela

You know what would help with all those mistreatments of workers in the US? Unions. Proper Unions who have power. It sure as hell works for many wealthy European countries.

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Patrick Hoscheid
Patrick Hoscheid

From someone who worked at a Tyson plant, this is absolutely spot on. I can't even explain how bad conditions can be at these places and I not sure I want to.

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Srinu Superwiz
Srinu Superwiz

I can’t believe this is happening in this country.. Corrupt politicians supported by Greedy Industrialists is the cause of worker exploitation.. A well informed society (public) can stop this in the future & I believe a good education system can is the base to every thing..

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Lori Lenny
Lori Lenny

Some people in this country like to say that immigrants, particularly Mexicans, will take your jobs. Seriously, how many U.S. citizens are willing to work in one of those meat processing plants?

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Ethenawastaken
Ethenawastaken

I love john Oliver videos they're like 35% of the story and 10% comedy

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john jones
john jones

low IQ jobs low skill jobs and they complaining lol

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Jennifer Hizzy
Jennifer Hizzy

You should read the book every twelve seconds its about a slaughter house. Its despicable the way the workers and the animals are treated.

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XX7
XX7

We really need our own version of the French Revolution, but instead of the guillotine, people should be drawn and quartered so anyone in the future who considers doing this again will be scared shitless by the consequences of their actions.

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David J
David J

Welcome to America. Where big business owns OUR/YOUR government. Period.

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Sinclairelim
Sinclairelim

Pets go above family John.

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Grant Seiferman
Grant Seiferman

Go vegan and you can eliminate all of this...

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TornadoADV
TornadoADV

Yep, all because you want to have unregulated open borders, so there is always a new warm body to take the place of a worker, drive down wages nation wide and prevent unionization.

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Jennifer Brdar
Jennifer Brdar

I used to be a federal meat inspector in the large high speed beef slaughter establishments in SW Kansas. My plants that I inspected at ran an average of 375-390 beef an hour. They don't treat the line inspectors any better than the plant workers. Years later, I've lost 30% of the function of my left hand that operates a node hook to check lymph nodes. My right hand, my dominant hand and my knife hand goes numb a lot. We lost federal meat inspectors to from COVID-19 and I knew one of the ones who died who inspected at Dodge City, KS. If you want to jump us for line speed, don't blame the ones who inspect on the line, blame Dr. Elizabeth Hagen and Paul Kieker, the heads of USDA FSIS. I remember in order to get through a nights kill of 2700 beef, I'd take 8 ibuprofen, 3 Adderall and that was before dinner. Before the second half, wash, rinse, repeat. I'd come home so sore that I'd scream in my sleep. My dreams were of the line. I'd work 10-11 hr days six days a week and would only bring home 1400 every two weeks. Welcome to hell. It's not just pork and poultry.

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Ken Havens
Ken Havens

All this stuff needs to be automated.

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Geeky Castillo
Geeky Castillo

I would love to believe that this country could do better but our politicians will sooner vacation in Cancun during state wide emergencies than lift a finger to help us

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Mary Finelli
Mary Finelli

The meat industry is terrible in so many ways. Please don't support it! There are marvelous vegan versions of virtually every type of food imaginable. All of then nutrients we need in order to thrive can be obtained more healthfully, humanely, and environmentally responsibly from plant sources - and deliciously, too!

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Encarnacion Villazana
Encarnacion Villazana

R.E.M already warned us Decades ago with a tune "It's The End of the World as We Know It"....

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Jennifer Hizzy
Jennifer Hizzy

YES IT IS

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Y Dorsner
Y Dorsner

Cant believe they exploit imigrants like that , they know they can't complain to anyone

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alumpyhorse
alumpyhorse

Namaste 😅Oh John Oliver I love you

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Gary Manley
Gary Manley

“preventable diseases kill off half our population. And even if science were allowed to try, it could do little, because the majority of human beings are not yet human beings at all, but simply machines for the creating of wealth for others. They are penned up in filthy houses and left to rot and stew in misery, and the conditions of their life make them ill faster than all the doctors in the world could heal them; and so, of course, they remain as centers of contagion, poisoning the lives of all of us, and making happiness impossible for even the most selfish. For this reason I would seriously maintain that all the medical and surgical discoveries that science can make in the future will be of less importance than the application of the knowledge we already possess, when the disinherited of the earth have established their right to a human existence.” ― Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

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Daniel Lema
Daniel Lema

Aq9

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Paulette Emerson
Paulette Emerson

Stopping just short of telling everyone to stop buying meat till these plants got their "family" business in order because no law suit hurts more than the one from Agriculture. They sued Oprah, they sure as hell would sue Oliver.

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smonge 98
smonge 98

In Germany, one of the biggest outbreaks of COVID was also in a meat packing factory. Not even a coincidence, everyone just treats their meat industry equally shitty, just to have chicken cost $1.

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Jason Theobald
Jason Theobald

Whalecum back

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Ben Vost
Ben Vost

Bloody hell. Eating meat in the US comes with some seriously questionable background. It's enough to make you turn veggie.

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D Banka
D Banka

Profits First Safety Last has always been most corporations moto.

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Lloyd Scott
Lloyd Scott

my trans ass saw the title and thought of something else

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Kelly Young
Kelly Young

Thank you, John and everyone at Last Week Tonight, for covering stories like this. Love you guys.

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high240
high240

your country is a mess

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Declan Handley-Byrne
Declan Handley-Byrne

I don't think I ever wanted to see a reboot of Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" and hopefully I never do again

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Midnitte
Midnitte

@11:50 Really makes you wonder why Tesla moved to Texas...

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Joan McCreless
Joan McCreless

Oh..you dont know the worst of it...there was a major lawsuit in Trussville Alabama over male employees at tyson jerkin off in the chickens...it was filed by female employees at tyson..around 20 yrs ago..true

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Kyle Marrow
Kyle Marrow

Come and investigate Nicholas Meats in Loganton. You wanna see hell come on in we'll give you a job lol

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FillUmUpp
FillUmUpp

Hey John, why don’t you do a story about hunter Biden’s lap top you ugly tool!!

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Jake
Jake

When you brainwash people since they were children, that this is the best there is and every other place in the world is worst, that is exactly what you get. "The worst day in America is the best everywhere else". So nobody complains. Even when 95% of convictions are not delivered by a jury, nobody complains. When you face bankruptcy because you fell ill and visited a hospital, nobody complains. When the water in the pipes is poisonous, nobody complains. When the insulin your life depends on is sold to you ten and twenty times more expensive than everywhere else, nobody complains. That is what brainwashing does to people.

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TotallyNotRedneckYall
TotallyNotRedneckYall

"Race to the bottom" implies that we haven't already hit bedrock. Optimistic.

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Lisa Sun
Lisa Sun

Eat less meat

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MrDiscreet100
MrDiscreet100

If Oliver comes up missing. Tyson did it.

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Jack Smith
Jack Smith

Hey john oliver can you share some of your millions of dollars of wealth to the poor folks that work at meat factories?

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Thomas Torrence
Thomas Torrence

20 year's from now it'll be machines 🤖

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Midnitte
Midnitte

A shame that not much has changed since Upton Sinclair published The Jungle.

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Yash Muthiyan
Yash Muthiyan

Thank you for covering this topic. Shame on these companies. I am glad I turned plant-based two years ago, I hope others can try it too 💪🏼

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Valeria Garcia
Valeria Garcia

Working for corporations is kind of like being in an abusive relationship.

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sylvie sorrow
sylvie sorrow

The coincidence of this episode dropping just when I recently started working in a meatpacking factory Edit: so far, the factory I work in is really good with safety and have supervisor assistants who can step in if someone needs the restroom. The on-site nurse problem is accurate though

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Pam Martin
Pam Martin

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Noah Dillon
Noah Dillon

I like that he didn't use Judi Dench's royal title.

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Do Not Look At My Channel
Do Not Look At My Channel

DONT

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Moe Reese
Moe Reese

This is what happens when republicans are allowed to hold office.

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Carl Garcia
Carl Garcia

Read Joseph Conrad,, those people have always been about themselves,,

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Ryan Wallace
Ryan Wallace

I wonder what my union is doing for these folks-I’m a member of UFCW and I work at a grocery store but I know my union represents meatpacking workers as well-I wonder what the conditions are like at union plants

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P R
P R

There are “meat cutters” at a grocery store of which I work. Then there are NON UNION meat packers which is what this story is about

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Youbetternowatchthis
Youbetternowatchthis

DONT'T WORRY! THE INVISIBLE HAND OF THE MARKET WILL FIX THIS. There really is nothing to worry about. The system is working as intended. Those workers are all jsut lazy. It is obvious. There is no class struggle. Now check out this sweet new product to get your mind off of this...

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Eye of the Liar
Eye of the Liar

Wtf is this?

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P R
P R

BTW Smithfield poultry is Chinese owned. Just saying if you work at a factory with an in house first aid station that is not a good place to be

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Nick Broomhall
Nick Broomhall

John wants to sleep with soup now? Man why does he always talks about his kinks on here?

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Gonzalo Meneses
Gonzalo Meneses

Lobbying must stop.

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herbert feuerste1n
herbert feuerste1n

treating slaves bad is religous freedom of the masteranimal

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My Name
My Name

In case you missed it, "perform an exorcism, Jim, or get the fuck out of their house." Y'all's words are gems.

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Moe Reese
Moe Reese

Another reason to stop eating meat.

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Bill Sulli
Bill Sulli

Well chic fil let is doing just fine

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GameMasterCoolDudeGuy
GameMasterCoolDudeGuy

I used to work at a turkey processing plant in jasper Indiana years ago, no clue if it's still open. It was hell, and just walking to your work station could be very dangerous. You also only got one free very thin plastic apron a, one set of ear plugs they expected you to tie to your hardhat, cheap arm sleeves to protect you from knives and keep you clean, along with a number other small things that broke easily. And if you wanted to replace them before the week was up, because it was easy for these things to be damaged, you got your pay doct. They are terrible places to work, and they need to be shut down and reworked.

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Dave Witter
Dave Witter

I am guessing the meatpacking companies are located in anti-union, right to work Republican States. The system is not broken it is just fixed for others.

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ANDRES Catella
ANDRES Catella

MOST OF THESE DEADLY VIRUSES ORIGINATE FROM MEAT INDUSTRIES - HELP SAVE THE WORLD, STOP CONSUMING THEIR CRUEL PRODUCTS

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Smoker Ace
Smoker Ace

In Germany, we have similar problems with our largest meat producers! High levels of infection among the workers, horrific working conditions and no insight among the company owners. In addition, the workers, mostly Romanians, are still struggling with wage dumping and terrible housing!

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alumpyhorse
alumpyhorse

here we go. Guess I’m never eating meat again. & I’m only 1.5 minutes in

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alumpyhorse
alumpyhorse

so that took a turn. OSHA solutions, let’s get on this

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Kate Hart
Kate Hart

So far this year, we're 2 for 2 on LWT circling around the topic of vegetarianism/veganism without actually discussing it. I'm honestly expecting this to be the first ever LWT season-long plot arc, and its first ever plot twist. Weeks from now, John will be like, guess what? Tonight we're gonna not gonna talk about a big problem! We're gonna talk about a SOLUTION which would directly impact EVERY issue we've talked about this year! Most of us should be eating a lot less meat! No, really! And I'm not even going to be surprised because I respect these people so much. I decided to start reducing my meat consumption years ago because it's one of the best ways to reduce your individual carbon footprint, and we haven't covered that yet. And (as many vegans here in the comments have pointed out) there's an animal cruelty angle too. Farming big mammals for their meat is a really inefficient way to use land and get calories, so it contributes to world hunger. I've never done much research into the health effects of vegetarianism vs pescatarianism vs veganism, but I'd love to learn about them here! My point is there's a lot of material here that's right up this show's alley, and I think it would be really cool if we ended up with a big twist like that later on in the season!

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WalnussPower
WalnussPower

I'm only four minutes in and I'm already certain your meat industry is as disgusting as ours. Greetings from Germany.

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Luis Pereira
Luis Pereira

Welcome to China

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Joshua Hammer
Joshua Hammer

💩 🙉🙈👎💩 used to actually love this show

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Huvie07
Huvie07

Then the same day this comes out I go to work and pilgrims/JBS tells me that , they aren't going to honor their policy of guaranteed hours. In which if for any reason the plant gets shut down we will still get paid. In texas the snow storm came through and we couldn't work last week then come back to be told we wont be paid and we have to work extra days to make up for the down time. So, expect all these issues to be more abundant in the next month or 2.

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Elle Wu
Elle Wu

go vegan guys

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Anii
Anii

Not me eating meat while Im watching this... yeaaaah this might be the last time for a while

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Sue Sherman
Sue Sherman

Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle over 100 years ago about similar working conditions in the meat packing industry.

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Rambo4505
Rambo4505

Feels like John Oliver is grasping for opportunities to drop f-bombs. It's almost distracting.

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Stephen Mulkey
Stephen Mulkey

I just realized I didn't eat meat today.

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Natalie Cha
Natalie Cha

I remembering reading about the awful conditions of meatpacking workplaces in the book "Fast Food Nation" a few years back. I'm surprised it's not talked about as much... love John Oliver for talking about this. I remember reading about a McDonald's meatpacker employee being treated so incredibly bad after being disabled on site(I think something along the lines of being fired without any compensation)... it literally made me cry and i still think about that worker to this day...

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John King Size
John King Size

That betting pot is in fact surprisingly abhorrent, even though I already had heard of meat plants in the US, but it goes also quite well with the sidebar of the news channel counting COVD cases and deaths. "Ladies and gentlemen, trick question. Knowing that the United States of America accounts for 5% of the world's general population, where do they weigh for 20% of the world population? Is it people in jail, or COVID cases and deaths? Well, the answer was both!"

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CCJJ160Channels
CCJJ160Channels

18:27 - it made me gag in front of my children.

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p1pe
p1pe

usa is a failed project. disband pls

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phalexa sky
phalexa sky

And let's talk about meat and it's contribution of about 50% of the greenhouse gasses. If we keep (m)eating meat like this, we don't have to worry about the workers, because we all be dead.

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Motormaster
Motormaster

For some reason, this segment reminds me of "The Meatrix" videos.

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vundabarfan42
vundabarfan42

meatpacking is when amab drag queens tuck

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Stewie Griffin
Stewie Griffin

US never abolished slavery, it took just another form

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rightoff95
rightoff95

This is why I don't eat meat or dairy or any animal ag product

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Erin Andrus
Erin Andrus

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NARROW
NARROW

Please shut up Oliver. Those of us who actually work in the healthcare field know that covered is a scam. It's a scam Oliver yes it exists. But we haven't had a case of Corona and almost 5 months. At least in the hospital I work at which is the 6th biggest Hospital in the country. So don't play with me little man you're a propagandist some of your videos are well-researched but your main appeal is propaganda that's all it is

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Christian Gosch
Christian Gosch

Reminds me of Tönnies and others in Germany.

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Paige Welch
Paige Welch

Exactly what's been on everyone's mind lately. Thank you for providing great journalism.

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jie li
jie li

China is a backward country! China has had a cultural revolution! Limit the rights of the people to speak! Should we in the United States learn from China to limit the rights of the people to speak! Be as backward as China and destroy democracy!

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JERRY RICHARDSON
JERRY RICHARDSON

Management always gets the benefits.

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Virtual Martini Shorts
Virtual Martini Shorts

John Oliver would know a lot about meatpacking.

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Bradford Choung
Bradford Choung

What's awful is this all started in 2018ish when Trump (unsurprisingly) cut federal standards and regulations for health, safety, hygienic workplace conditions, and more. He declawed unionization laws, and it wouldn't surprise me that these plant workers aren't union.

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YoungManDub
YoungManDub

When is he gonna talk about Biden/Harris? Apparently there's literally nothing wrong with them? He's talked about Trump's bowel movements for the past 4 years. His lefty transparency is really astounding. Not surprised. Cuomo, Lemon, every single late night moron. 🤷🏿‍♂️

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Himax9
Himax9

Ever read "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair? We're heading back to those days...

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Yoonbi
Yoonbi

مين جي من داليا صبري 😂😂😂

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I’m Legit Subbbing To Everyone Who Subbs To Me

“Congrats to everyone who is early and who found this comment.”❤️

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mugogrog
mugogrog

Christian fundy slipping people bribes and acting horrendously, it is starting to sound way too familiar. Can't we just face it, christianity is at best away for people to "seem" nice and at worst an excuse to be nasty.

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