Union Organizing:
What You Should and Should Not Do If You Suspect a Union is Organizing Your Employees

Private Duty, Home Health, and Hospice


During the last decade, unions have stepped up their organizing efforts in the health care industry. Home Health Care Providers are not immune to union activity and we have seen a rise in organizing in our industry, despite the obstacles. This webinar is designed to educate our members on how union organizing works, typical strategies used by unions to organize workers in our field, the rules governing what employers can say and do in response to union organizing efforts, and offer proven strategies and tips for effectively dealing with union organizing.

Program Topics:
  • To provide attendees with basic knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern what can be done/said in union organizing campaigns
  • To provide attendees with guidelines and strategies for becoming a target for union organizing and strategies for reacting to union activity.
  • To provide attendees with insight into union organizing from the union’s perspective.


Mark S. Spring
Managing Partner of Carothers, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Spring has over 25 years of experience handling labor and employment matters throughout California. His law practice focuses on representing management in union/management relations and handling litigation triggered by all types of employment related disputes. Spring practices out of his firm's Sacramento and San Francisco offices.

Spring has a successful record of dealings with the SEIU, Teamsters, UFCW, Laborers, IBEW, Stationary Engineers and other unions. He has assisted non-union employer in their union avoidance efforts and regularly counsels employers during union campaigns. For unionized employers, Spring negotiates collective bargaining agreement, litigates unfair labor practices charges before the National Labor Relations Board, represents clients through the grievance and arbitration proceedings, and manages picketing and other strike-related litigation and matters.

Spring also has built in impressive records as lead trial counsel in high-stakes employment litigation. He has represented small and large corporations, politicians and professional athletes in discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment lawsuits.

Spring loves to teach. He is an adjunct lecturer at California State University, Sacramento, where he has been teaching an undergraduate law class for the last five years. Spring is also a frequent speaker to employment related groups and trade associations on a variety of labor and employment law issues and in charge of his firm's monthly webinar series.


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP2463) for two (2.0) contact hours of continuing education. You must be present for the entire webinar to earn Continuing Education Units.

At the completion of the webinar, you will be directed to complete an online evaluation form, which is required in order to obtain a certificate of completion. Please allow 1-2 weeks for your certificate to arrive via mail.


Cancellations are subject to a 20% handling fee. No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. If you are unable to attend, substitutions are allowed. Refunds will not be made for "no-shows." Should CAHSAH cancel the program, a full refund will be issued.