On December 1, the New York Times reported on the confidential settlement of unfair labor practices and retaliation claims lodged with the NLRB by two former attorneys with the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington, D.C.  According to the article, the whistleblowers were fired shortly after the Center had helped secure a $104 million whistle-blower award against a Swiss bank, a portion of which some thought might have gone to the Center.  Additionally, the NYT reports, the firings coincided with the fired attorneys’ efforts to unionize the Center’s workforce.  The details of the settled case were themselves sealed, until someone blew the whistle.