Uber, The Ride-hailing App, Said It Will Offer Financial Help To Employees Affected By The Ban.

CEOs push back against Trump temporary immigration ban Ride-hailing app Lyft said it will give $1 million over the next four years to the American Civil Liberties Union. Lyft’s Green Rush co-founders, Logan Green and John Zimmer, said they “will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community.” EMPLOYEE HELP Drugmaker Merck & Co. said it will offer legal advice and other assistance to its employees, as did furniture seller Ikea. Uber, the ride-hailing app, said it will offer financial help to employees affected by the ban. The company’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, is part of Trump’s economic advisory group and said he will bring up the issue with the president on Friday in Washington. Uber, however, already faced backlash on Saturday after Twitter users criticized the company and encouraged riders to delete the app for charging less than it could at JFK Airport in New York as taxi drivers had halted service for an hour to protest the ban. The move was perceived by some as an effort to profit off the protests as more passengers would need to seek alternatives to cabs. HIRING REFUGEES Starbucks Corp. said it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years at its coffee shops around the world and focusing on employing those that have served with U.S. troops as interpreters.

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