News roundup: unions

It’s Union day! More coverage of Uber leading up to Monday’s City Council vote on allowing Uber drivers to unionize. Plus the Seattle Police Guild reject a proposed contract.

According to a press release from a legal firm specializing in class-action lawsuits, Uber has filed suit to block a Public Records Act request to King County to find out how many Uber drivers are licensed in the county. Uber claims that the number of drivers is their “trade secret.”  The judge has apparently granted a temporary block on the PRA request.

In the meantime, The Stranger reports that libertarians are “freaking out” over the notion of Uber drivers unionizing, in part because it would violate their privacy.

The Stranger also reports on the fallout from the police union board’s rejection of a proposed contract earlier this week.