MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - A Skagit Valley berry grower that was ordered to include families in farmworker housing isn't housing anyone right now.
Sakuma Bros. Farms of Burlington is telling farmworkers they have to be hired before they can move into camps, and it isn't hiring until blueberries are ready to be picked.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports worker families may have to wait up to two weeks for a job and a place to live.
Co-owner Steve Sakuma says it can't afford the housing along with all the other expenses it faces, including court costs.
A labor group, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, says it's going back to court Wednesday, asking a judge to order the company to open farmworker housing.
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