Legislators harshly criticized the practice and noted that "the existence of such a situation in the State of Israel in 2008 is unthinkable, and workplaces must not be allowed to revoke employees' basic rights as human beings" By the time the membership drive ended on 6 June, Yachimovich, according to estimates, had signed up more than 17,300 new members
The 'toilets law' came to force after cashiers of some retail chain-stores complained that they were implicitly restricted from leaving tills to use the toilets throughout their shifts, lasting up to nine consecutive hours A , Yachimovich reportedly refused to

The law aimed at stopping a common practice in many grocery stores and drug stores where cashiers were asked to work the tills while standing for the entire shift, although there was no practical reason for them not to sit.

הקליניקה הגדולה והמובילה לאיפור קבוע בשיטות מתקדמות
Arison expressed regret for the layoffs, characterizing management's decision as an example of national responsibility
הקליניקה הגדולה והמובילה לאיפור קבוע בשיטות מתקדמות
The amendment shut a loop-hole in the employment law of low wage labor in cleaning, security and catering services, as well as other low paid professions commonly to sub-contractor , in which employees had been fired and immediately re-hired once a year to exempt employers from providing seniority rights
Shelly Yachimovich
The amendment gained public attention shortly afterwards, when journalist revealed on her investigative show Uvda "Fact" a candid camera footage, showing employees of Gilad Government Relations lobbying firm brag about influencing legislation to promote business interests
כאן, בנקודה זו, בעצם שיר נחשפה לעולם האיפור הקבוע , והבינה בדיוק במה היא רוצה להתמחות It required lobbyists traipsing through the Knesset to wear orange ribbons identifying them as such
Left wing commentators slashed her the following days as being a representative of the 'fake Left', as well as using populist stances to approach a more centrally and leaning audience On 3 March 2011 Yachimovich declared her candidacy for party leadership and sought to sign up new members for the party

Histadrut labor union chairman , who was facing upcoming Histadrut leadership elections, then led a campaign personally attacking Arison, publishing billboards with the slogan 'Shari Arison laughs, 900 families cry'.

Shelly Yachimovich
Trying to appease her, Barak offered Yachimovich an appointment as the in the upcoming government
הקליניקה הגדולה והמובילה לאיפור קבוע בשיטות מתקדמות
She ran in the Labor and achieved the ninth place on the party's list for the , in which she was elected to the Knesset
Shelly Yachimovich
In the leadership primary elections, held on 12 September Yachimovich came in first among the four contenders, defeating Peretz by a slim margin of 32% to 31%