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    The Employment Relations Board (ERB) resolves disputes concerning labor relations for an estimated 3,000 different employers and 250,000 employees in public and private sector under its jurisdiction. The Board administers the collective bargaining law that covers public employees of the State of Oregon and its cities, counties, school districts, and other local governments; hears and decides appeals from state employees concerning personnel actions; and administers the collective bargaining law that regulates private employers who are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act.
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Built in 1909, this three and one-half story structure was the first brick public elementary school built in Salem. Part of the school’s colorful history happened in 1969. Garfield’s softball team, the Gorillas, was to face Highland School. However, only Garfield’s cheerleaders were there at game time. So the cheerleaders took the place of the softball players. And they won, 10-7.

It was also the last remaining elementary school building in downtown Salem when it closed in 1973. The building was designed by noted local architect Fred A. Legg. The school board was pleased with the building and hired Legg to design the next three elementary schools in Salem: Englewood, Highland and Richmond.

After its closure as a school building, it was acquired by local business owners and converted into use as an office building, providing approximately 22,000 square feet of space. Tenants have included law firms, insurance companies, realty companies and state offices.
1993-2008 SPRL Digest
The State Personnel Relations Law Digest Supplement covering 1993-2008 is now available on line. Click here