Meatpacking: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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  1. HohHoch


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    I feel like there's a whole book about this...

  2. Bass Little

    Bass Little

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    There has to be a Democrat in office for this guy to talk about the things that matter. Glad he is back I can finally watch this show again

  3. GreenDanGerman


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    That's why my hard earned money isn't going to the meat industry anymore. I want plant-based companies to thrive and create alternative no-risk jobs for those people.

  4. BigPiece Gaming

    BigPiece Gaming

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    Nothing will happen

  5. Gerhard Adler

    Gerhard Adler

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    Anything that has to do with meat is disgusting. Be it breeding, slaughter, packaging or whatever. All good reasons to stop eating meat.

  6. Johan Kramer

    Johan Kramer

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    10:40 that guy looks like the whitest whitey mcWhitey Racist ever born on this Planet. and his Company is called "PILGRIMS PRIDE"??? wooooooowwww

  7. TheEngineered


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    Incoming dick joke

  8. ExtremeTurtle


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    That’s strange I do commercial roofing and any safety rule broken is 130k fine. We just had a guy fall of a roof. 40 feet. He broke both his arms and a few ribs. We got fined 150k

  9. Phoenix


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    I've said it before and will say it again: if your place of work uses the exact same indoctrination language as a murder-suicide cult, ala "family", GET OUT. They will work you to death with no regard for anything except their own company's appearance.

  10. MrBogus213


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    I live in the county in which the JBS plant is located. The vast majority of citizens here are absolutely brainwashed by the republican lie machine and their corporate overlords. It's genuinely sad and terrifying.

  11. sead facic

    sead facic

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    Oh crap Jaime! Not you too?!??! Stop acting like you have live audience and start beiing your self. Just stop. Please.

  12. Jon Public

    Jon Public

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    Only the oligarchs will be able to eat real meat. The rest of us will eat processed soldier fly protein (maggots) or estrogen-saturated "Impossible Burgers" to neuter us. Welcome to the Reset.

  13. B b

    B b

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    All because of illegals

  14. Cyrus Wu

    Cyrus Wu

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    costco should kick tyson products

  15. pevitzachast


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    Thank you God this episode was not more social justice bullshit.

  16. davidveale24


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    wow what a third world country

  17. Zachary Andrew

    Zachary Andrew

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    I aimed for public's heart and hit it in the stomach. Upton Sinclair

  18. Jacky Kong

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  19. Marina and The Devil

    Marina and The Devil

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    Stop eating animals, eat the rich 🍽

  20. texxx outlaw

    texxx outlaw

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    if anyone really cared they would just stop buying chicken. oh yeah you cant your eating that same chicken right no as you read this comment all greasy handed and shit.

    • Ptao Tom

      Ptao Tom

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      The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  21. tbailey264


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    Horrific tales from meat packing plants? What is this, 1920? Oh wait, no, we just live in a third world country

    • Ptao Tom

      Ptao Tom

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  22. Lauren Pau

    Lauren Pau

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    The meat industry is just disgusting all around, it has no regard for life either animal or human!!

  23. yo mama

    yo mama

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  25. Merlin Jaeger

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  26. Matt M

    Matt M

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    Another day John Oliver attacks low hanging fruit video

  27. Naphtali Musnyama

    Naphtali Musnyama

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    ...and some Americans are more inclined to bleat about sweatshops in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh et.al whilst their very neighbours are technically indentured. 🙄

  28. Hellion Shark

    Hellion Shark

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    The freer the market, the freer the people, eh...

  29. Maloy7800


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    Dear Mr.Oliver. I have a favor to ask. I understand that in order to be popular in the "great" Britain and "the colonies" you need to dilute serious conversation by adding unfunny jokes every 30 seconds (yes, go ahead, viewers, CHECK). Unfortunately, I have come to like your videos, but, fortunately, I'm neither a brit nor a yank (neither are you, they WILL hang you by the neck one day). Is there any chance you could add a special montage of your videos WITHOUT those every-30-seconds stupid jokes, for people from countries where intellect is not considered a symptom of communist satanism? Thank you.

  30. Legit Pairv2

    Legit Pairv2

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  32. Alium Cepa

    Alium Cepa

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    just like, close the usa down at this point

  33. Dave lon

    Dave lon

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    I'm sorry, did he say that the weapon that killed an unarmed underaged was up for auction? Flag that auction for fktards will apply.

  34. Ryan Karl

    Ryan Karl

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    Way to look out for your 1% Tyson/OSHA..America? Mr Oliver, thank you.

  35. J Lafo

    J Lafo

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    Sad that this is everywhere. Got a serious neck injury from a machine at a warehouse and was forced to sign a release to get back to work. At barely a living wage... I couldn't afford the time off so signed away my rights to keep a roof over my head. At another warehouse different company, while assembling cheap bbq grills the drill slipped (cheap alloy screw bent/broke) and went right through my hand. Scrubbed out the debris, band aids on both sides since it went straight through, took a day off to keep injury minimally clean but if I went to a doc seeking relief I would be released. For this one I took the loss and saw the doc. Both injuries have come back in bad ways but what am I to do? Keep your head down and keep working if you want a paycheck. I can't afford more medical bills that I can't pay off in this lifetime. This is everywhere. Corporations have taken too much.

  36. dondoron


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    The situation is similiar here in Germany and Austria. To circumvent the work safety rules, the factory workers are sub sub contractors mostly from Eastern Europe.

  37. mizzury54


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    So I wonder if things would change if "Americans " took these jobs.

    • PB & J

      PB & J

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      No, probably not, born and raised in Wa State, and my son worked, for a beef packing plant. He said that is exactly how it is. I am so glad he doesnt work there anymore.

  38. Alison Loy

    Alison Loy

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    There was a great reason why we didn't allow industry monopolies. Our politicians and their pets are factory farming animals, workers and NOW OUR ELDERS!

  39. Bertrand Zerpersande

    Bertrand Zerpersande

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    I don’t see anything wrong with betting on a number. The lottery does it. Sports bets involve two numbers. As long as they weren’t doing anything to try to manipulate the number, other than ‘downward as much as possible’, what’s the big deal? Not giving adequate breaks? THERE’S your problem!

    • Bertrand Zerpersande

      Bertrand Zerpersande

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      @PB & J Nope, making a wager on a number, a number which is not going to change due to the bet having been made, hurts no one. Except the feelings of overly sensitive wushes.

    • PB & J

      PB & J

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      If you dont see that placing bets, on what workers will get the deadly panademic, due to the work environment the ones who are beating created.......then there is no hope, for you......I really hope your comment was facetious

  40. ShadoeLandman


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    Cluckingham Palace. Now that’s 😄

  41. 2Stonefly


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    12:54 KAREN'S Karens"s everywhere!!! Run and hide. Karen has overtaken Tyson!!! .

  42. 2Stonefly


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    My Mom, at 16 year old, worked in a chicken processing factory back in the 1960's. To this day, she still hates eating chicken.

  43. Justin Hopkins

    Justin Hopkins

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    We can thank Republicans for the poor treatment of workers.

  44. Jimmy Webb

    Jimmy Webb

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    I don't buy Tyson anything because it's low grade. I had no idea they treat their workers like chickens too.

  45. Harpastan Man

    Harpastan Man

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    Are the 5 thousand thumbs downs just company owners getting mad at the facts slapping them in the face? Selfish greedy fucks.

  46. Bellesativa


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    Going Keto, you eat more meat fat which is more filling, less lean meat, less processed meat, spend less money on meat so you can afford to buy organic meats from local ranchers you know and trust, and lose weight without going hungry.

  47. Dean Pruitt

    Dean Pruitt

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    No one wants to talk about how there’s only enough beef to supply 60% of what we’re eating there’s not enough beef on this planet to support the United States so 40% of your burger is a protein substance filler what is the filler do you know McDonald’s has their scientists who genetically make their meat taste good and add flavor they admit this what’s the flavor human DNA cow do you neither growing proteins Slery but from who and from what

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  50. Hazel


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    Even longer term solution: End the meat industry altogether. The future is plant-based.

    • Lisa Johnson

      Lisa Johnson

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  51. Rikki Slonce

    Rikki Slonce

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    It's stuff like this that makes me feel ashamed to be called an American. I really hope I die in another country so I don't have to make my family visit America to see me.

  52. dirtbag1713


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    Sad thing is this is how it goes at any company with divided corporate and physical labor. Send the desk jockeys on 10 vacations a year while the people on the line can't take 1 sick day.

  53. Liberty Springs

    Liberty Springs

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    Well, still better than factories in China🤷

  54. Over Toasted

    Over Toasted

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    Simple: stop eating meat.

  55. Sina Roughani

    Sina Roughani

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    So, you're saying go vegan, but your sponsors aren't letting you because they're complicit?

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  57. Stragos Slizenberg

    Stragos Slizenberg

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    I was expecting the 3rd most important thing to be Adam Driver

  58. Bryan Torresdey

    Bryan Torresdey

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    Just Go Vegan

  59. Dimitar Dimitrov

    Dimitar Dimitrov

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    No context given on the number of employees at the factories. How do we know the % of employees contracting the & dying from the virus is more than the average for the state/country? It's numbers taken out of context.

    • Dimitar Dimitrov

      Dimitar Dimitrov

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      @Vaya Notaro but that's how he framed it. I want to make that conclusion on my own. I'm not saying the video is a scam, just that it could be presented a bit more independent manner

    • Vaya Notaro

      Vaya Notaro

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      well I feel like the fact that they're all in close proximity to each other, with no bathroom breaks, and what seems like an already unhygienic workplace- could result to something over the national average

  60. Kaiannanthi


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    These plants are also in 'right to work' states which actively discourage any union ideation.

  61. Smunstu Stinkymonster

    Smunstu Stinkymonster

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    It occurs to me that America is self-destructing... we need to spend money to solve problems but trust in the government is so low we dont really feel confident trusting them with the money.

  62. Teresa Kusic

    Teresa Kusic

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    The fuck happened to Teddy Roosevelt's laws for worker safety and such in the meat packing industry. It was bad then too. He reformed laws and created laws because body parts and such were found in meat packages etc. He did this after reading "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.. The fuck happened?

  63. Helixdragon


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    Chinees company's own some of these?

  64. ak0e


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    It's sad that America's meat is owned by China and Brazil..

  65. Anduin


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    Friendly reminder that every single problem John listed in this video is caused by metastasized capitalism.

  66. buffalo bill

    buffalo bill

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    John Oliver a twat

  67. Carole Trapp

    Carole Trapp

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    It does not surprise me and yet the poor earning repub thinks this is fine. If people, who can, would quit voting for corporation control this could be stopped.

  68. Damian Allen

    Damian Allen

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    Slavery truly is worse now than ever before in this country.

  69. Mary Delbonis

    Mary Delbonis

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  70. Mr Random

    Mr Random

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    Whew, thank god I live in Finland! No offence Americans, but we have decent working conditions in comparison.

  71. Lady Luna Grimm

    Lady Luna Grimm

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    I refuse to buy Tyson anything its gross!! PERIOD.

  72. DeRosset Myers

    DeRosset Myers

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    It's a little hard for me to feel sorry for people who work in animal agriculture, but something really needs to be done about the higher-ups who treat their floor workers so disposably. Shutting slaughterhouses and meat packing plants down and forcing their owners to change industries sounds like a good place to start.

  73. Celina Skailand

    Celina Skailand

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    When they don’t care about the lives and well-being of animals, why would they care about the well-being of humans?

  74. Mojo Joji

    Mojo Joji

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    I had to work with a broken hand....I’m a security guard...

  75. Erik Schminke

    Erik Schminke

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    JBS's * REVENUE* was 50 Billion... revenue is not profit Their profit was roughly .2% of their revenue

  76. alex aruba

    alex aruba

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    I think the true problem I'm America is most people rely on other people to survive. This is why I moved to a bigger property with the main purpose to homestead. Growing and raising your own food is something 99% of people don't want to do. Give a man a fish and they eat for one day teach them how to fish and they can eat forever. Stop blaming others for issues we can solve by not purchasing corporate products.

  77. Botto Jonsey

    Botto Jonsey

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    John knows about meat packing

  78. Dr. Simple Beauty 300

    Dr. Simple Beauty 300

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    That Zimmerman auctioning the gun story is more disgusting than the man peeing on the floor.

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  80. Thomas Remme

    Thomas Remme

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    Yet another episode of OMFG I am so glad I don't live in the US... *sigh*

  81. Zachary Lindahl

    Zachary Lindahl

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    Yay capitalism 🚩

  82. TTS S

    TTS S

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    What is this man talking about? He missed his meds for weeks, it appears...

  83. Cleolx0 Brennannh51

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  85. Yuca Fries

    Yuca Fries

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    When did John Oliver become unfunny

  86. Tierra Petersen

    Tierra Petersen

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    The meatpacking industry sounds horrible, but it's not just the meatpacking industry. It's corporate. I've had jobs where is we were busy there were no breaks. I got written up for going to the bathroom twice, while customers were waiting. I've seen people get fired because they got an injury. But I'm pretty sure the meatpackers have it worse since they are being taken advantage of if they are immigrants. But anyone that's ever worked a line knows you can't leave to piss, so it really is not surprising to me that people would were diapers, no joke, I've thought about it. People are being treated like machines in every low-level corporate job and people are treated as disposable, especially in rural places where work is hard to find.

  87. Ja Ja DingDong

    Ja Ja DingDong

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    This show has really gone down hill

  88. CallMe Batman

    CallMe Batman

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  89. Israfel El elyon

    Israfel El elyon

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  90. jocodabest


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    Go vegan.

  91. ChopStickSoSushi


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    Wow I've grown up with the understanding that Oshia was basicly the Law and even misleading an investigator would get your company fined or shut down

  92. Follow the white rabbit

    Follow the white rabbit

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    But tbh, stop buying a chicken for a few dollars. What do you expect... I cant even raise a egg to a hatchling for the price you pay for a full chicken,

  93. Ebenezer Sam

    Ebenezer Sam

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  94. MvD


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    I've read about a foot down the list of comments; so far, no mention of meatless Mondays. We live in Pottersville (It's a Wonderful Life) and a grubby bunch of "garlic eaters" the lot of us. Capitalists depend on a docile, easily-duped populace devoid of any capacity or desire to act rationally. George Bush the afterthought confirmed this serf-building sentiment in his first State of the Union address: "Get down to Disney World in Florida," he said. "Take your families and enjoy life, the way we want it to be enjoyed." Notice he specifically doesn't say the way YOU want it to be enjoyed, which reasonably might be expected to be with a lot less meat.

  95. John Schmidt

    John Schmidt

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    We need a sequel to Sinclair’s, “The Jungle.”

  96. Sshh Quiet

    Sshh Quiet

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    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.

  97. Roy Rogers

    Roy Rogers

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    The border is extremely important to these companies bottom line

  98. Aden Anthony

    Aden Anthony

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    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.

  99. hinsonian


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    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

  100. Logan Ahern

    Logan Ahern

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    Love that they always find some funny video to go along with their sad story