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Judge: Sakuma Brothers must house worker’s families

Judge: Sakuma Brothers must house worker’s families

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BURLINGTON, Wash. – A Skagit County judge has ruled that Sakuma Brothers Farms must provide housing to workers’ families.

The farm had announced earlier this year that they would only provide housing for workers, but not for their non-working spouses or children.

Rosalinda Guillen with Community to Community Development says it’s another victory for the workers.

Guillen says, “The judge decided that closing the labor camp to families was a reprisal against the farm workers organizing and forming their own unions and that is was also discriminatory action taken against families. ”

She says following the judge’s ruling, an attorney for Sakuma Brothers said the farm would appeal the decision.

As for now, the order goes into effect immediately.

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