BILL NUMBER:  AB 729
  VETOED	DATE: 10/11/2013




To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 729 without my signature.

This bill would establish an evidentiary privilege to prohibit the
disclosure of confidential communications between represented
employees and their union agents.

I don't believe it is appropriate to put communications with a union
agent on equal footing with communications with one's spouse, priest,
physician or attorney. Moreover, this bill could compromise the
ability of employers to conduct investigations into workplace safety,
harassment and other allegations.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.