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Oklahoma YELL Conference 

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Send your young/new workers to this conference to not only become educated on Union history and issues but return energized and engaged to recruit other young workers to follow suit.

The Registration Deadline is July 23rd, 2023.

Registration is $120 and includes all Educational Material, Lunch on both days and Thursday night's Welcoming Reception.  (If staying at the Atherton, breakfast is included in your room.)

Click Here to Register Online 

Who Should Attend?

Information presented at the annual conference is beneficial to any union member. However, this conference is ideal for young members (younger than 35 or have been union members for less than 5 years), those wanting to be more engaged, and those looking to become leaders in their local union.


Meet the Instructors

Labor educators Diane Thomas-Holladay and Grainger Ledbetter are Retired Professors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. They will be providing the curriculum at the conference for young/new workers, along with other guest speakers.

About the Conference

This year's YELL Conference is our first since 2019! A always, this conference offers an abundance of information for young/new workers and prepares them to become more engaged in their union & local community.

This conference will include classes on:

  • Organizing

  • Utilizing Social Media

  • Understanding Your Contract

  • Screening Gripes From Grievances

  • Thinking Union & Talking Union

  • The Union Difference

  • Activating Your Membership

  • Politics Panel

  • And More!

Hotel Accommodations

The hotel block for attendees is at the Atherton Hotel at Oklahoma State University (H103 Oklahoma State University Student Union Stillwater, OK 74078). Information about the hotel can be found here!

Single Room Rate $109.95

Double Room Rate $119.95

*Other Suites are available at special group rates. Ask about other rooms when you call! The room rate includes breakfast!

Call the Atherton Hotel at (405) 744 - 6835 & Mention the OK YELL Conference to get this rate.

NOTE: There will be a $15 charge to park at the hotel (through Valet) or you can park across the street for $10. There is hourly parking available.

For more information contact the Oklahoma AFL-CIO at (405) 528-2409 or

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