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Bare Minimum Wage: Do You Deserve It? Russell Brand The Trews (E177)

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Russell Brand The Trews (E177). Reaction to news that Walmart workers have been on strike demanding a pay rise to $15 per hour. Subscribe Here Now: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg and send links to video news items of topical stories that you'd like me to analyse. Produced & directed by Gareth Roy. Thanks to Jimi Mackay: @jimimackay and Urban Nerds: @urban_nerds for our creative services
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Bruce Levine (2 days ago)
Is that a new towel ? You still look and sound like a fucking British Idiot and fuck Walmart too and up their ass
Steve steve (2 months ago)
“Brilliant world leading companies” says the big corporation / fox “news” corporation talking heads. Independent Journalism at it’s finest......NOT ! Evil, heartless brainwashed villains.
Leyandra Van Sertima (3 months ago)
I truly appreciate this man and his views. Your doing a very good thing for this world Russal. We need more minds like you in the face of the media to open up the eyes of the sleeping.
MARINA WILKINSON (3 months ago)
Russell you’re amazing. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂
lyomon (4 months ago)
That Son of a bitch is talking about Google and werever they dont need Soo much money buy they are needed cuz they can Control people with theyr phones and such
lyomon (4 months ago)
From what i see and i hate jornalism here in my country (Portugal ) but in América news seem to be allways against the poor and in favor of the rich corporate ....why does rich need to acumulate resources like pharaos ?they Will raise spoiled little kida to do the same...thats why we need a Robin hood ...and that news girl must recieved 200 an hour or more omg stupid girl like tomy lahren ..examples of dumb Americans
Tina Rude (7 months ago)
Poor Walmart eye roll
Marketa Martin (7 months ago)
I just love you!!
Joanna Santucci (8 months ago)
In tennessee it's 7.25/hr.... starvation slave labor
ann brewer (8 months ago)
Your accent while mocking these fucks, is sooo funny and i love it sooo much. It makes it all sooo much more hilarious. Dammit, i think u i'm falling in love with u. 💑💗🎩🎀💖
abcd (8 months ago)
Union Union Union <3 Go Union
Najda (8 months ago)
These people use the same fucked up arguments as were used against abolition of slavery: "Defenders of slavery argued that the sudden end to the slave economy would have had a profound and killing economic impact in the South where reliance on slave labor was the foundation of their economy ..." It is just a bit modified slave economy and in this version masters don't even have to feed and house the slaves.
Kosh Naranek (8 months ago)
Walmart is a christian owned business...."christian" (side eye)
flashfloodarea3 (8 months ago)
"The associates are refusing to cut the sugar cane!" Next group to be called 'associates' will be prisoners getting paid 13¢ an hour, or a whopping $1 an hour, if they risk their lives fighting wildfires.
belloumi lakhdar (9 months ago)
sweetwildflower (11 months ago)
Damn it. This video is 4 years old and STILL NO CHANGE. Just stop shopping there!🌸
sweetwildflower (11 months ago)
I haven't been in a Wal-Mart for 3 years.🙄Fuck them, Fuck the heirs who are RIDICULOUSLY RICH😤😡
joseph fletcher (1 year ago)
What can you do when you're against folks like that horrible bitch And the fox news tosser who think like that ? They won't ever change their minds, plus their are so many regular Americans who think the same way those two do, even though it's against their own interests.
Estelle A (1 year ago)
That woman is an asshole. The workers are part time so that Walmart doesn't have to provide them with health insurance. Worker are always asking for more hours.
Jael Pyykönen (1 year ago)
We demand more true news!! <3
Cathy Brown (1 year ago)
She is an abomination to ovaries and uterus's everywhere.
Create OBX (1 year ago)
Part time workers anyway?! That because they won’t give people no full time positions because they Keep everyone on part time pay so they don’t have to give benefits and the like. Fuck Walmart. That place is the house of santan anyway.
NZ Supra (1 year ago)
These videos are dangerously good Russell!, when you break it down on what they are actually saying it’s completely ridiculous isn’t it, subscribed and I hope you keep posting content like this!, hello from New Zealand!
Richard Jenkins (1 year ago)
Jaden McCaffrey (1 year ago)
Hey, how do I find unbiased and most correct sources? Sorry to be direct but I need some help!
RAIN HAVOK (1 year ago)
You are so adorable with your little white blanket. Haha😘
Jessica michl (1 year ago)
You make me laugh so hard ..i could watch you all day :D
TechMantra (1 year ago)
Greedy f****** capitalists at the top make the majority suffer. That fox news presenter is pure cancer.
TheKeithvidz (1 year ago)
Tracy, w/out them working cash registers the SIX Waltons couldn't possess wealth equivalent 185 million of "fellow" Americans. I worked one year in a store of the original 3 i alone remained and when i asked for more they agreed - less than a dollar extra. These christian husband and wife forced me out. Gets better now in 2017 Trump health plan includes 52 billion in a tax break for said family.
david abe (2 years ago)
Why do people listen to millionaires that live in huge homes and have more than they could ever need pretending to defend poor people? Walmart family is bad because they have too much money! Russell is good because... he... has too... much money... But not as much as walmart kiddies!!!
JoJo Brown (2 years ago)
I can't believe Stuart said that Walmart is a creative brilliant company!! The reason they got to the point they are at is due to good old fashioned exploitation. Plain and simple. Having sweat shops over seas to create their products, pouring billions into anti union propaganda and buying politicians through enormous 'donations' plus not paying employees properly in the states. That's not creative nor brilliant, its the oldest trick in the book.
Rhee Venjenz (2 years ago)
I wanted to slap that bitch when she said just cuz they said about just cuz they want more money doesn't mean they deserve it... well I'm sure she didn't earn the money she gets paid blowing whoever she gets on her knees for... omg seriously where is this bitch I really. goosefraba I need a timeout she makes me wanna hit her face fox new for when u wanna see stupid people
Rhee Venjenz (2 years ago)
I remember when this happened.. still 😂
Tony Tony Tone (2 years ago)
Ohhhhh my gawwwwd! RUSSELL IS FUCKING OUTRAGEOUSLY HILARIOUS. I commend him for all he does to help society and use his fame to help and bring light to all. Plus how he just kills the oposition with his witty intelligence. Russell for president!
DamNativeFromNZ (2 years ago)
Evil teets!
Equencawacha (2 years ago)
These protests will end up hurting everyone? The poor and underpaid are already hurting so what they mean is we'll be included in the hurting and we don't think that's fair when it's happening to us.
Maureen K (2 years ago)
Have some pity. She also needs more money so she can keep up with her enormous plastic surgery payments.
Neverglades (2 years ago)
The rhetoric of 'creativity' is so transparent. No surprise that David Cameron was a big fan of the 'creative economy' (i.e. pointing to creativity as magically profitable and exempting nation-states from taking responsibility for their citizenry).
Joanne Wilton (2 years ago)
Yeah it sucks having to work in unhealthy environments for less than the provision to look after myself cos I'd lose my job if I complained.  So I'm sorry man but I'm too poor to join a union and too poor right now to move to another location to find a better job. Thanks for trying to get the rich and intelligent to think though.  Loves.
David Walker (2 years ago)
They want 15 an hour and with taxes taken out thats not even a living wage.
F. Teixeira (2 years ago)
money is everything when it comes to most of things
tange2000 (2 years ago)
an Germany is booming. it's not actually ahh shit got me there wank bag. lol
Maureen K (2 years ago)
tange2000 (2 years ago)
she is one thick women. ringing a cash register she sitting on her fat hole reading the news of a screen without it she prob wouldn't know what flipping time a day it is or who she working for. who is she I av to talk to her.
LPS Elpstar (2 years ago)
Thank you!
Jon Doe (2 years ago)
St M (2 years ago)
Neither Finland, Sweden or Denmark have a minimum wage and yet they are consistently in the top 10 countries in the world for standard of living. However their governments didn't try to dismantle the unions like in the UK. They are not obsessed with class status and money. The difference between the poorest and richest is much less than the UK. They also have high taxes for the wealthy, maximum salary ratios between the least and highest paid employee. UK has to decide, is it worth having two range rovers on your driveway when the roads, nhs, schools and public transport are crumbling and the litter wafts across every street and old people die in the winter because they can't afford to turn on the heating.
Baba O'Really (2 years ago)
KimboPineapple (2 years ago)
So I don't agree that there should be a higher minimum wage BUT I DO AGREE THAT BIG CORPORATIONS SHOULD PROVIDE BETTER BENEFITS INCLUDING PAY RAISES. Coming from someone who worked as a cashier for four year for a grocery store similar to Walmart, you don't get shit no matter how hard you work. I was the fastest cashier, always on time and tried my best to provide good service but wasn't even offered or even allowed a 50 fuckin cent pay raise. PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO YOUR VALUE. If you're a good cashier I believe you should be entitled upwards of $20. Also, better benefits are a must. If you work for Walmart full time you should be allowed 'x' dollars of free groceries a month!! thats all. k bai
Maureen K (2 years ago)
Organic fruits and vegetables should be free to all. They would keep people out of hospitals, thus reducing our health bill. Single payer health insurance is also the answer.
Shannon Wright (2 years ago)
their part time at walmart so they dont get benefits....that woman news anchor is such a bitch
Max Logan (2 years ago)
Think shes one of the most horrible people I've seen
Matthew Ashbrook (2 years ago)
Russell, no wonder big corporations want half the country in poverty, that way they have a perpetual workforce they can use whenever their current workers demand anything. When you keep half the country in poverty you will always have someone who is willing to do the job for less, because less is more than what they currently have. It's almost like a giant conspiracy.
Jes O (2 years ago)
The walls in the employee's locker room (where I work) are covered in anti-union propaganda.
Liza Tanzawa (2 years ago)
Jes O I "liked" your comment out of solidarity!!
Clayton (2 years ago)
Some of these older episodes are classic
Omar Sharif (2 years ago)
thank god for the internet
sharon reid (2 years ago)
love it
Ndutim Enang (2 years ago)
These comments would make for an interesting read but for Americans, with their stupid grammar and useless punctuations. lol! Most of you speak better than you spell, many spell exactly the way they speak. The brilliant, articulate ones publish falsehoods (e.g books about Trump, Carson, Kiyosaki e.t.c) It's frustrating! Then I don't know if some of you have ADD or you are just excited to be heard. I'm talking of the infantile digressions from the subject at hand to flying cats and some utterly unrelated babble. When one crosses over to the Brits: they totally hate Russell, all of them, and never have anything positive to say about him. How will this imagined revolution take place; haters on one hand and morons on the other? Sad! Note: This is totally exaggerated. The author does not believe people are morons, haters or both except convinced otherwise (by any senseless replies to this). Some nice comments below are testament to this caveat
E MM (2 years ago)
I am obsessed with Trews, what a brilliant concept, thank u Russell! I enjoy your sense of humor very much so :)
Cathy Anderson (2 years ago)
I know people who have worked there and they radically disliked it. Staples is another one which is why I don't shop there. Walmart was famous for employing people just under fulltime so they didn't have to pay health care. Really a lousy company
PickeringSamuel (2 years ago)
Cathy Anderson I heard that
MadchildTJ (2 years ago)
Favourite true news episode lol
The Right Side (2 years ago)
another hilarious episode from Fox News: the Voice of Evil
The Stoned Toker (2 years ago)
No one is better at impersonating people the way he does it, absolute fantastic character
Maureen K (2 years ago)
He is a genius.
Im in a union, still poor as shit, but thanks to you I'm laughing my ass off. WHich of course is more empowering than crying about it which is what I did before you came along. THank you soooooo much. You are a brilliant and hilarious blessing to us all.
Greg Ruelas (2 years ago)
I used to really dislike Mr. Brand, but he had me laughing throughout this video. Plus, he's right.
Megan W. (2 years ago)
Roger Barraud (3 years ago)
Best thing I've seen for a while :-)
butter sammich (3 years ago)
minimum skill earns minimum wage work harder for it, or shut up.
butter sammich (3 years ago)
and to agree with him, yes if you wanted that much money you should've invented Walmart, or some other business. the founder took risks and those risks are still real but so are the reward that's the American dream you can start your own fortune but don't make it by working for someone else. if you want money you have to pay it dangerous and make it!
mdm3boi (3 years ago)
that doesn't apply for millions and millions of people you idiot! think about what you are saying
butter sammich (3 years ago)
if you're working at Walmart that's your fault, you should've worked harder gotten a better education and gotten a better job. if none of the above are a possibility for you, join the military they pay well and get you almost free college
Ben Chesterman (3 years ago)
Russel brand you don't understand the consumer pays what the worth
Sally Seatkicker (3 years ago)
"BUT THEY CREATE JOBS" hahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaLike you said before Russ: FUCK EM!! We'll create our own jobs (really, re-create the jobs and small local businesses that were taken from us). anyone can create lots of jobs and create tonnes of profits doing nothing. but not as a competitor in a monopolized industry like Walmart. because they've had a HUGE head start, hence why no one else can now compete. heres the formula, not including profits made from slave manufacturing labor and tax dodging. ready for the huge surprise??? pay 100 employees the money that 50 should be paid, so you can pocket half. repeat dozens of times in each state. the more stores you open and jobs you "make" (after taking), the more you can dictate minimum wage and gain support for your "job creation." the best is when you give the sheeple a huge number headline, like "mcdonalds looking to create 10,000 jobs before end of year."
Sally Seatkicker (3 years ago)
i'd love to know what more she does or did than an overqualified recent graduate who cant yet find work in their field that entitles her to earn at least triple what they earn. OTHER THAN have "good looks" and probably family connections to the owner of wherever she works.
Sally Seatkicker (3 years ago)
"ON THEIR OWN" hahahahahahah you're waiting for a company built on min wages to raise wages well above min wage ON THEIR OWN???? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah
Michael Croner (3 years ago)
Trust Fox News to spew more hate and ignorance. Bunch of privileged racists cunts.
Richard Love (3 years ago)
If you feel so fucking strongly about it, give everything that you earn away except a minimum wage.
Ndutim Enang (2 years ago)
Richard Love it's accept not except.
Sims (3 years ago)
amazing.... he went on about it for a full 13 minutes yet you still managed to entirely miss the point of this video entirely.
Richard Love (3 years ago)
Why don't we just get rid of the fed, print our own money not based on debt through our government and then we could pay Jonny behind the till $ 1000000 a day for his sterling work. What would happen next, I'll leave it to you to work it out russel.
anastasia46 (3 years ago)
it's not just minimum wage -- -it is the cost of rent that makes earning a living impossible. where can you possibly live if you are making minimum wage ? in your car ??
Ramona Marie (3 years ago)
+Goran Jordanov True. :(
Goran Jordanov (3 years ago)
+Ramona Marie ...If you have a car. many don't even have one. walmart is pure example of people exploatation
Ramona Marie (3 years ago)
+anastasia10017 Right. Exactly!
anastasia46 (3 years ago)
most of Walmart part time employees are forced to be part time because walmart purposely cuts their hours so the corporation won't have to give them health insurance benefits. Walmart is famous for tracking employee hours and cutting work hours if employees approach the hours needed to be eligible for company health insurance.
snare1979 (2 years ago)
+the gooch I think Liza was making an exclamation of surprise, not a sarcastic comment. I think part of the system of control is to keep us in this defensive state where we always assume that someone is trying to belittle us. Rise above it and we can communicate with each other better and no longer look for trouble where none exists. 😊
D James Morgan (2 years ago)
+Liza Tanzawa YES THEY DO! There's nothing like being a multi-billion dollar company selling foreign made products, but on top of that paying your employees poverty wages, requiring "flexibility" where it pertains to availability, AND then forcing said employees to use those shit wages to buy their own uniforms from you. Now it's obvious by your response that you can't comprehend my point and therefore you're dismissed! Please try, if you can, to refrain from further correspondence with me! I have neither the time nor the patience to communicate with people like you!
Liza Tanzawa (2 years ago)
The Gooch omg, Wal-Mart employees have to BUY THEIR OWN UNIFORMS FROM WALMART? It's like a sow devouring her young!
D James Morgan (2 years ago)
AND they make 3.2 billion dollars a year by forcing their employees worldwide to buy their uniforms from Walmart!
Jonathan Berman (3 years ago)
Notice that when the Liberal said look at Germany, it has Unions and it's booming, the Fox news anchor said, no it's not, it's almost in recession... so he basically calls the guy a liar... it seems to me no matter what he said to the Fox news anchor, the anchor was primed to shoot down... no matter what he would say... this was about winning an argument for a corporate agenda, and not about truth.
butter sammich (3 years ago)
well if the information the liberal gives is a load of crap, I believe it's justifiable to call the person a liar
Jonathan Berman (3 years ago)
Where can I get that robe? Sweatshirt? Cardigan thing?
hannah urry (2 years ago)
Jonathan Berman wal Mart. lol.
shaun mabey (3 years ago)
Leave Walmart alone
Folie A Deux (3 years ago)
ohhhh I UCKING HATE "you wil loose creativity by fairness" NO YOU FUCKING WONT! research ahs shown the opposite. fucking iddiots, my god this makes me crazy. research in every field has shown the opposite, biologi, sociology, psychology, they all show the same, dignity and respect and fariness increases productivity and creativity, THATS WHY COLLECTIVISTIC CULTURES DO IT ALL BETTER; EVER HEARD OF CHINA? fox news is evil incarnate. its like a structural form of voldemort
Folie A Deux (3 years ago)
+Dennis Diderot I am even currently doing research on this, have you ever heard about the whitehall study? go read that then come back at me. My teacher and guidance was PART of those researchers, the best in the WORLD, WHO!
Folie A Deux (3 years ago)
+Dennis Diderot thats a diirect result of exposure to capitalism. Im not higher than a kite simply because you arent a researcher or dont agree with me mister Dennis. yes thats what people think but you know what, they have higher lifef satisfaction, they live longer , they are more creative you fucking ignorant intolerant jerk. read research before you come upp to me like a brat!
Ethan Gardiner (3 years ago)
Hearing her speak, actually made me feel sick
Bob Abooey (3 years ago)
Russell reminds me of a white Chris Rock.. do you see it?
Bob Abooey (3 years ago)
Russell ,you need to get on the Alex Jones show at infowars.com
EPLURiBusUNUM (3 years ago)
Most people have a problem getting paid minimum wage because they are trying to raise children. They had kids before they were ready to take care of them. So, they shame Walmart for not taking on their responsibilities and making up for their mistakes. Walmart is there to provide poor people with low priced goods. It isn't there to pay you enough money to raise a family when all you do is sweep fucking floors. It's up to you to learn a skill so that you can raise your family. And if you seriously can't manage to find a good job, that is truly unfortunate. But it's not Walmart's fault!
dechinta (3 years ago)
I worked at Wal-Mart in the mid-80's.   Women with 20 years retail experience started at $3.35 an hour.  Men with no experience, straight out of high school started at $5 an hour.  When we questioned that, we were told that men could lift heavier things.  At the time, Wal-Mart closed at 9pm.  I worked 11pm-7am.   One night, I spent the entire night building displays of 5 gallon buckets of paint and 50 lb. bags of dog food.  I went back in the back at one point to get more pallets of dog food and noticed the guys were kicked back pricing fishing lures, etc.  I guess those little red and white round floats were awfully HEAVY. And of course, they work part time.  Because if they worked full time, Wal-Mart would have to give them health insurance, sick leave, vacation time.
aminozuur (3 years ago)
Russel, as a libertarian and business-owner I truly believe the minimum wage should be abolished. Lots of people will find a job, and almost nobody will make what is currently the minimum. People grow and make more over time, but at least they have that stepping stone of getting that (first) job.
MpX b4x1000 (3 years ago)
One of the most outdated concepts is this idea of a "Minimum wage" It was nothing more than a short-term incentive to stimulate economies after the war, and - still - today we endorse it in every aspect of our society..... It angers me even further that the Governments in power consider it a, "Privilege" to work. On top of all that disparaging nonsense, you 'earn what you are worth' And you are supposed to tolerate that and be happy about it. (?) What a sickening mentality. We need a revolution! Thwart what is, and then...collectively decide what shall be! ...Before it's too late...
Ndutim Enang (2 years ago)
Ecosse Mbot it has never really worked that way, check through history. The Zionists have succeeded because they have thought through their goals and worked tirelessly at their objectives to arrive the world at where it's at today. So if you think you can throw them out without replacing it with a machine much more efficient and sturdy then you must be a joker. I think Russell knows this and that is why he doesn't really commit to effecting the change even though he's very capable of devising a very good ideology. It takes a lot and requires the "Messiah complex" and honestly, I think he secretly wishes that Jesus and the holy teachers would live up to their promise to return or intervene somehow. I do respect him and understand his inertia. So know this, the system will fight back even from the grave so make sure you have an annihilation plan completely resurrection-proof and public reorientation strategies that will redirect the mass thinking like they do... You gotta be maniacal all the frigging way!
Adam Abubakar (3 years ago)
Russell brand was sent as a saviour to humanity 😂 go Russell!!!!
spawnymint (3 years ago)
I've only watched two of your videos, and I already subscribed!
DerringerHK (3 years ago)
These two Fox fuckheads talking about "supply and demand" for jobs...Fox has enough bigots talking shit into the camera without the need to hire you for a lot more money than the average Wal Mart employee receives. "For all due respect, ringing a cash register" And what the fuck do you do? Perpetuate the Rupert Murdoch ideology of basically saying "fuck the poor" by staring into a camera and reading what's put in front of you? You get paid all that money for, with all due respect, reading words.
W.M.G TV (3 years ago)
This is the best comment ive ever seen. You make my day sir
Roger Barraud (3 years ago)
+DerringerHK "Words" is gilding the lily here, I feel :-/
NetraAmorosi (3 years ago)
Google hasn't needed a union sense it pays it's employees well. So yea Fox News, your just soulless corporate dick suckers. But then again that isn't really news..
Daeva83B (3 years ago)
Does that wallmart pet have a soul?
Ellen Johnson (3 years ago)
Savanah Butts (3 years ago)
if not capitalism what do you suggest +Russell Brand  What economical structure do you believes is superior? I am genuinely interested and I am not being sarcastic. P.S. I just recently found your Trews and so far I am happy to be able to have access to some one who challenges all of the ideas I grew up with; it's refreshing.
NetraAmorosi (3 years ago)
+Savanah Butts - RBE, (Reosurce Based Economy) much more easily done with automation, though no political will what so ever for it, so it would have to be a transition at the grass roots which will take some time. Meanwhile There is the "Guaranteed Basic Income" for all thing. Would replace Food-stamps, Social Security, and pretty much all such programs with additional taxes on companies that automated. (We're going to need to do this anyway as more and more companies automate, those who don't simply can't effectively compete with those who do).
NetraAmorosi (3 years ago)
+Savanah Butts - RBE, (Reosurce Based Economy) much more easily done with automation, though no political will what so ever for it, so it would have to be a transition at the grass roots which will take some time. Meanwhile There is the "Guaranteed Basic Income" for all thing. Would replace Food-stamps, Social Security, and pretty much all such programs with additional taxes on companies that automated. (We're going to need to do this anyway as more and more companies automate, those who don't simply can't effectively compete with those who do).
D0loresH4ze (3 years ago)
7:45 HAPPY!
Nik (3 years ago)
this is def one of the best Trews.
Ned lock (3 years ago)
Russell brand = legend
Tomasina Covell (3 years ago)
Well Walmart is run by Holnist from The Postman.
BangEmBeatZ (3 years ago)
WalMart had food drives  for its OWN employees its fucking sickning. taking out life insurence on employees they could pay $30 an hour to there employees and walmart would still be richer then everyone else.
Liam Hunt (3 years ago)
the worst bit is Russell saying 25 grand but it isn't as that is $25000 which translates to slightly under £16000 a year
Sawkins 89 (3 years ago)
Jesus... I am an animator and i also work with music neither are 9-17 jobs consistantly but i am still part of a union, this is tragic.

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