Individuals and groups compete for power in all major organizations and at all levels of society. When the Young Socialists began their march through the SPD institutions in the late 1960s, the SPD union officials decided in turn to organize their own interest group within the party to counter the Juso offensive and put pressure on the party to establish closer links with the trade unions. This chapter concerns itself with the constituent Association of Workers and the party's symbiotic ties to the major union organization—the German Trade Union Federation (DGB).