YLL is a national university sector union subject to OAJ. The members of YLL are also OAJ members. OAJ is the largest member organisation of Akava and JUKO (Akava’s Public Sector Negotiating Commission).

YLL and OAJ share objectives related to university policy. OAJ directly influences decision‑makers and national university policy and is responsible for safeguarding the interests of YLL members concerning employment conditions.

OAJ’s lawyers and the special advisor for Labour Market, Higher Education and Science Policy provide services to YLL members as well.

OAJ organises annually the national University Day event. All members are invited to attend. All members interested in union activities are welcome to participate. OAJ provides training for shop steward and union activities, among other things.