Illustration of banana with red "NO" symbol through it with black text on a white background. Small United Farm Workers emblem next to banana.
In 1979, the United Farm Workers (UFW) called for a boycott of Chiquita bananas. The boycott was in response to low wages that farm workers received from Chiquita and was part of a series of strikes and boycotts organized by the UFW in the 1970s. The UFW demanded that grocery stores across the U.S. not stock Chiquita bananas and attempted to raise money in order to support the workers and their families.