Fortune 500 Survey

We are conducting a survey of the Fortune 500 companies to determine if they have singles-friendly workplaces.

We will send this issue of our newsletter and other materials to the CEO of each company, with a request to forward them to the Human Resource Manager for a response.

We will ask several questions to determine if the company’s personnel policies and benefits programs are fair to unmarried employees.

The results of the survey will be published in a future newsletter and on our website.


Singles-Friendly Concerns

Does the EEO policy protect workers from discrimination on the basis of marital status?

Is the company aware of the number and percent of unmarried workers it is employing?

Does the company’s diversity program mention single people?

Does the company’s work-life program take into consideration the needs of unmarried workers?

Does the company have a domestic partner benefits program, and if so, is it open to same and opposite-sex couples?

Are solo singles given equal benefits compensation to employees who have spouses or domestic partners?

Can unmarried employees name an adult blood relative who lives with them as a benefits beneficiary?


Union Survey

We will send a similar survey to the national headquarters of many large unions, such as AFSCME, SEIU, UAW, Teamsters, AFL-CIO, etc.

Single workers are entitled to fair representation when it comes to bargaining for benefits and working conditions.

Are these unions taking the needs of unmarried workers into con-sideration at the bargaining table? How do the unions treat their own unmarried employees?

Does the union itself have a nondiscrimination policy that includes marital status?

The American Association for Single People is a nonprofit and nonpartisan tax-exempt corporation. Any adult can join by making a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more. Membership is renewable annually.

Members receive a newsletter to keep them up to date on our activities and to inform them of relevant news, as well as a newsletter from our legislative advocacy affiliate, Singles Rights Lobby, to keep them posted on political and legislative news. Our website, which is updated several times a week, is the most authoritative source of information about single people on the Internet.

AASP uses educational programs to promote respect for the individual and to dispel myths and stereotypes about single adults, couples, parents, and families. When necessary, we file legal briefs in court cases to protect the freedom of choice of people to form the family unit or living arrangement that best suits their personal needs, and to enforce laws against marital status and sex discrimination.

We also provide advice to elected officials, corporate leaders, and unions, about the needs of unmarried adults.

Whether you are single, divorced, separated, or widowed – even if you’re married – join AASP to support equal rights for everyone regardless of marital status.

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