I am extremely proud and humbled that the members of Local 49 have put their faith in me to lead this incredible organization. I have been a member of this great union since 2008, and in that time, I have worked every day to make sure that our members have good paying jobs and a strong union.

Growing up, I was raised by a single mother in the St. Paul area. I watched my mother work two jobs to keep a roof over our head, and struggle to keep us afloat. I learned what it is like to be one missed paycheck, one flat tire, one illness away from life unraveling. The life experiences I had as a kid shape who I am, and they shape the kind of leader I want to be. I eventually made it to the University of Minnesota where I studied Political Science, but it didn’t compare to the education I got growing up.

My uncle was the President of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 in Minnesota, and he taught me everything I know about what it means to represent working class people. I ran for this job because I saw the good my uncle did for the membership he cared so much about. I wanted to spend my career working on behalf of the people who are the backbone of our great nation. This great Local Union has given me the chance to do that every single day.

The biggest part of my experience working for you has been in the political arena. I have built relationships on both sides of the aisle and have pushed our Union to be non-partisan. That effort has paid off, Local 49 is as respected in the offices of republican elected officials as we are with democrats. Minnesota is the only state in the upper Midwest that hasn’t gone right to work, and still has prevailing wage. That isn’t by accident, and we have led the way in those victories. I have also worked to build relationships with business owners and fellow labor leaders that have positioned us as a major force for job creation and worker strength in our region.

I’m proud of the work I’ve done with you in the past. But I’m more excited about the future. There is no limit to what we can achieve together. I look forward to working with you to ensure that Local 49 is stronger than we found it and built to thrive another 100 years.

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.

As your Vice President of Local 49 I want to say that it is a honor and privilege to be working with the Local 49 membership. I am from northern Minnesota and a first generation member of Local 49. I started out in the industry out of state in directional drilling. When I returned to Minnesota, my experience included working at powerhouses, paper mills and in the mines on the Iron Range. I am extremely passionate about progression Local 49 in the future, and ensuring that our members, their families and this entire union has a strong and successful future. Thank you once again for the opportunity to serve as your Vice President.

I first want to thank the membership of Local 49 for allowing me to serve as your Recording-Corresponding Secretary. I became a member of Local 49 in 2000 and began working in the crane industry on the rental side. I was then hired as an Organizer with Local 49 back in October 2006, and later transitioned into an Area Business Representative in 2015.

I am honored and humbled that the membership has placed its trust in me as your Recording-Corresponding Secretary. With your trust I will work tirelessly on your behalf to help address the challenges this union may face in the future, while also helping to secure lasting and meaningful improvements to the members and their family’s quality of life.

Marv Hose is the area business representative for Local 49 out of the Mankato office. He mainly represents members under the Highway Heavy and Builders agreements. A member since 2002, Marv worked as an operator/superintendent in the dirt/sewer-and-water industry before becoming a business representative in 2013. Marv has also served on the Regional Advisory Board representing Region 2 and was chair of the Apprenticeship/Training Fund from 2018 to 2021. Marv was appointed to the position of Local 49 Treasurer in March 2023.

Jason George

Business Manager/Financial Secretary

I am extremely proud and humbled that the members of Local 49 have put their faith in me to lead this incredible organization. I have been a member of this…

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Eugene Grover

President

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…

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Ryan Davies

Vice President

As your Vice President of Local 49 I want to say that it is a honor and privilege to be working with the Local 49 membership. I am from northern…

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Steve Piper

Recording-Corresponding Secretary

I first want to thank the membership of Local 49 for allowing me to serve as your Recording-Corresponding Secretary. I became a member of Local 49 in 2000 and began…

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Marv Hose

Treasurer

Marv Hose is the area business representative for Local 49 out of the Mankato office. He mainly represents members under the Highway Heavy and Builders agreements. A member since 2002,…

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