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Hostess will seek to liquidate if striking workers don’t return to their jobs

Union employees are protesting wage and benefit cuts as measures to save the company from bankruptcy

Start stockpiling your end-of-the-world Twinkies now, because this might be the end for Hostess.

Hostess Brands Inc. announced Wednesday that if enough of its striking workers did not return to their posts by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, the company would ask U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain for permission to liquidate.

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