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No job, no housing for Skagit Valley berry pickers

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MOUNT VERNON, — A Skagit County judge on Wednesday denied a labor group’s request for a contempt order against a major berry grower.

The labor group Familias Unidas por la Justicia contended Sakuma Bros. Farms of Burlington violated Superior Court Judge Susan Cook’s order of last week by refusing to immediately hire and house more farm workers, the Skagit Valley Herald reported.

Cook had ordered the farm to offer housing to workers’ families after the farm had said it would…

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