News roundup: Uber drivers union

In the news today: people sounding off about the City Council’s bill to allow Uber drivers to unionize.

Lots of coverage this morning of Council member O’Brien’s proposal to allow Uber drivers to unionize. The Seattle Times reports that a former Obama aide who now works for Uber says a union is not needed. The Stranger covers the TV and radio ad campaign that Uber is now running locally to sway public opinion. Crosscut also covers the effort to unionize, and what (and who) is behind it. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that rideshare driver is the top new job in Seattle’s district 3.

In other news, The Seattle Times has an op-ed arguing that the city should wait to vacate part of Occidental Avenue for the proposed new arena until there is actual agreement for an NBA team moving here.

KING5 reports that the City Council will hold a presentation and discussion on the idea of lidding I-5 near the convention center.