Eugene Grover has been a member of Local 49 since 2006. He started working in construction in 2000, primarily in the asphalt industry. He then worked for the City of Rochester Sewer Collections Department, where he was elected a shop steward. In 2009 Eugene was hired as an area business representative based in Rochester and represented public employees until 2017. During that time, he was voted president of the Southeastern Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council (2012-2018). Since 2017, he has been primarily representing members working under the Highway Heavy and Builders contracts in southeastern Minnesota. From 2015-2023 he represented Region 2 on the Local 49 Executive Board. He currently serves as president of Local 49 and as a trustee for the Health and Welfare Fund.