The companies announced Monday that Uber will acquire Postmates for about $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal.
A group of ride share drivers have sued New York over unemployment hold ups.
Uber and Lyft both have quarterly earnings call this week.
Gig platforms have long been ambivalent about encouraging tips that many workers depend on.
The available options for companies are pretty limited.
Its food delivery service, Uber Eats, is very much part of the plan.
As Uber prepares to prove its California drivers are independent contractors, it says it's giving them more independence.
In more than 1.3 billion Uber rides last year, the company says there were 3,000 reports of sexual assault and nine murders.