All U.S. employees will receive a free one-way Lyft ride up to $75 to the polls to vote.
As voting rights organizations have warned of poll worker shortages -- largely due to the coronavirus pandemic -- companies have banded together to bolster the recruiting process and make voting easier for employees across the country.
Ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc said on Tuesday that its trips rose 7.3% in August from July as operations in Canada recovered faster than in the United States.
The vote on California's proposition 22 will decide if gig workers would be classified as independent contractors.
Uber and Lyft have ramped up their lobbying power in recent years as it faces a potential death blow in California with the state’s Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect in January and requires the ridesharing giants to reclassify their independent contractors as employees.
Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. received an emergency stay that will allow them to continue operations in California rather than shut down or be forced to reclassify drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, according to a report.
A new study shows how consumer attitudes about using ride-hailing and delivery services have changed. It also highlights a wealth divide, where Americans with higher incomes are able to utilize the services to help reduce their risk of infection.
Uber Technologies Inc on Monday said it would continue operating its revenue-generating food delivery business Uber Eats even if its ride-hail business should be forced shut in California at the end of this week following a court order.
A California judge has denied Uber and Lyft's request for an extension of a 10-day stay following a ruling that drivers of the ride-hailing companies must be classified as employees instead of independent contractors.
Lyft had 8.7 million active riders during the three months ending in July, a 60 percent decline compared to the same period one year ago.
Uber and Lyft drivers in California must now be classified as employees instead of independent contractors, a shift that would guarantee benefits like overtime, sick leave and expense reimbursement for workers who make up much of the freewheeling gig economy.
Lyft drivers are getting partitions installed in their cars free of charge.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a suit against ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft.
A Cornell study found that the median Uber and Lyft driver earned $23.30 per hour compared with Seattle's $25.50.
The family of a 21-year-old college student who was kidnapped and killed last year is teaming with Lyft and Uber to reach more students on campuses.
California is Uber's and Lyft's biggest U.S. market
Nearly every state and Washington, D.C. recognizes the day as a holiday or observance, although it is not a federal holiday.
Co-founder and President John Zimmer said the company can impact policy change.
New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission has temporarily shut down Uber and Lyft's car services Tuesday evening as the city attempts to crack down on civil unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
Images posted to social media show people looting from businesses in New York City and then leaving the scene on Citi Bikes.