"Given the sale process that is under way, we believe the bakers working with a buyer create the opportunity to increase value and are pivotal to the success of the business," Kaufman said in a statement. "Buyers should know that the Bakers are very interested in having direct discussions with them."
The Bakery and Confectionery Union and Industry International Pension Fund pays out $42 million in benefits per month to 52,000 pensioners, according to its website.
Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2012 after years of management turmoil and turnover. A bankruptcy judge approved its plan to liquidate its assets in November after it failed to reach a new contract agreement with the bakers' union.