AFFIRMATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AFFIRMATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Phrase ‘minimum-wage work ethic’ is derogatory, hateful http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57728947-82/phrase-ethic-minimum-trigger.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57728947-82/phrase-ethic-minimum-trigger.html.csp">Letter: Phrase ‘minimum-wage work ethic’ is derogatory, hateful</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:02.79-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Today I read for the first time a new “trigger phrase,” a phrase meant to communicate through the back door in a wink-wink insinuative style a warning and an affirmation of a challenge to the well-being of the middle class. The phrase is “minimum-wage work ethic,” a tricky combination of words meaning the people who are willing to work for minimum wage are lazy and unambitious, and to increase their pay would only reward such behavior, which the higher-paid, hard-working people with “authenti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728947@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT