The controversial 1995 Operating Agreement between LIUNA and the U.S. Dep’t of Justice that averted a RICO suit and a government takeover of LIUNA expires Jan. 31. The Agreement gives DOJ court-approved power to take over LIUNA if DOJ isn’t satisfied with the union’s “internal reform effort.” The Agreement is the only glimmer of hope for justice to prevail in LIUNA. Don’t be surprised if LIUNA bosses and their slick legal team led by “in-house prosecutor” Robert D. Luskin and general counsel Michael S. Bearse weasel out of the Agreement. Next week, NLPC will issue a report on the failure of the LIUNA “internal reform effort” and recommend that DOJ, at the very minimum, extend the current Agreement for several years or, preferably, take over LIUNA immediately.